Saudi Arabia’s religious police bring mobile mosques to football fans

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: Saudi Arabia’s religious police, who once used staves to prod people to the mosque at prayer time, are taking the mosque to football fans for the World Cup.

The Islamic morality cops began rolling out prayer carpets this week in front of popular coffee shops on Riyadh’s central Tahlia street, where Saudi men are turning out nightly for the matches broadcast from South Africa.

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This post was last updated: Nov. 21, 2013