Most non-Muslims are aware of the rule in Saudi Arabia prohibiting women from driving a car – with the exception of doing so in the desert or in a private, enclosed family compound – to limit their ability to leave the house or subjecting them to the need to uncover their face in public.
Under that Middle Eastern country’s strict interpretation of Islam, many things considered normal parts of every day life are outlawed to protect the faith from Western influence.
Recently, the highest Saudi religious official banned chess because it encourages competition, “hatred” between the players, and gambling.
Now, there is something even more ridiculous brewing.
Having one’s photograph taken with… cats.
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