Saudi women beat peeping-Toms at mosque

Men sneaked into mosque at prayer time


A pair of peeping-Toms hoping to get an illicit look at a group of women at a mosque in Saudi Arabia got a beating instead.

A group of Saudi women beat two young men who sneaked into a mosque in the northwestern city of Hail to watch women praying during the taraweeh, a nightly prayer recited during Ramadan, the Saudi newspaper al-Riyadh reported on Sunday.

A woman noticed that two men had sneaked into the women’s section of the mosque and were peaking at the women. She called other women praying in the mosque and they pounced on the intruders. The women beat them with their shoes and water bottles.

The women said they did not report the male intruders to the mosque's imam because they did not want to interrupt the prayers.

The girls then called security. The two men tried to run away but failed. They are currently being interrogated.

(Translated from the Arabic by Sonia Farid)