Saudi religious cops trained to fight magic

Training course on combating black arts

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.

 

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