emirates247.com reports that the Saudi religious police force has been training its members to be able to detect and fight magical workings. Magic is officially against the law in Saudi Arabia and onvicted sorcerers have been executed. So…y’all might wanna carefully think over that vacation to Medina — unless you plan to leave your disc, dagger, tarot deck and magical diary at home. And manage to totally erase your FB and Twitter posts from the Internet’s extended memories. Here’s the report:
“Saudi Arabia’s influential religious police have started training its new members on how to fight magic and arrest those involved in black art in the Gulf Kingdom.
“Newspapers said 30 members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice have completed a five-day course on combating magic at the Commission’s headquarters in the capital Riyadh.
“They said the course covered theoretical and practical lessons on how to deal with magic, destroy black art work and identify magicians and sorcerers.
“Magic is strictly banned in conservative Muslim Saudi Arabia, where those convicted for involvement in sorcery have been executed.”