I often ask whether the world is becoming more like Saudi Arabia, or is Saudi Arabia becoming more like the rest of the world. I usually ask it after something bad has happened in Europe, either a critic of Islam has been threatened, or some leftist intellectual makes the case for Islam while slamming Christianity. The answer helps me figure out which side — Western freedom or Islamist tyranny — has the upper hand in the war of ideas. Here’s a story that makes me ask the question again.

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat- Members of Khobar’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice were the victims of an attack by two Saudi females, Asharq Al-Awsat can reveal.

According to the head of the commission in Khobar, two girls pepper sprayed members of the commission after they had tried to offer them advice.

The Virtue and Vice cops probably do this every day: Confront “inappropriately dressed” females (and the inappropriateness probably means that they showed an extra inch of ankle or wrist). But it doesn’t usually end up like this:

Consequently, the two girls started verbally abusing the commission members, which then lead to one of the girls pepper-spraying them in the face as the other girl filmed the incident on her mobile phone, while continuing to hurl insults at them.

The V&V cops did eventually get the girls under control, take them to the police station and wring an apology out of them.

But the girls maced the Saudi V&V cops and lived to tell the tale. Now they just need to upload their cell phone video to YouTube.

(via Instapundit)

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