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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Nov 23, 2013 at 11:52

Dear Dr Pipes,

I do not know if "free hugs" qualify as sex but Saudi Arabian religious police arrested three men for offering "free hugs" to people on the street. I do not know what to make out of this story because the entire idea is wierd but I am certain that religious police is the last thing that should be involved. The good news is that strange things are not happening in the Saudi Societies (like they happen in every society) and getting publicity. That indiecates that free thought is also finding its way into Islamic societies. It is all good. The religious police will soon realize that it is more expensive to fight every example of strangeness than letting it die its own death. That is called freedom.

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