A group of men were arrested in the city of Buraydah in Saudi Arabia (above) after a resident phoned police to report their loud music and ‘inappropriate dancing’
A group of young men in Saudi Arabia have been arrested for ‘playing loud music and dancing inappropriately’ at a private party.
The men were celebrating one of the group’s birthdays when police stormed the apartment they were in in the city of Buraydah in Qassim province.
Officers of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, commonly referred to as the morality police, were acting on a tip off, local media reported.
Buraydah is home to some of the kingdom’s most conservative clerics with many residents observing Wahhabism, a strict interpretation of Islam.
An unnamed official told the news website Ayn al-Youm the men were found ‘in a compromising situation’ by police.
There was cake and candles at the apartment, he added, but there were no signs the men had been drinking or cavorting with women which are both against the law.
None of the men were dressed traditionally, he said, before urging parents in the area to prevent their children from engaging in such behaviour ‘because it can lead to immorality and even homosexuality’…