Romeo uses 'magic' to get his girl to date

When Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested a man for dating a girl, the first thing he did was to pull a photograph out of his pocket and try to rip it.

The blood-stained picture was then determined to be a magic spell done by the man to push the girl to go out with him.

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice were on a routine patrol in the capital Riyadh when they suspected the man walking with a girl in the town centre.

“When they caught him, he pulled out a photograph of him and the girl and tried to tear it….but the Commission members managed to wrest it out of his hands and found that it was daubed with blood and the girl’s hair,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sabq said.

“After questioning him, the man confessed that the photograph is a magic spell aimed at persuading the girl to go out with him…the girl said she had been dating him for nearly a month but did not know why.”

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