According to the Jerusalem Post, a member of the Saudi religious police found himself on the receiving end of a righteous pounding from a lady who is evidently fed up with this whole repression bit. A member of the euphemistically-titled Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice approached the lady and a man not related to her, as the two were seen together at an amusement park in violation of the law. The Saudi daily Okaz reports that when the religious policeman asked the couple for some identification, the young man promptly collapsed, at which point our heroine began punching the absolute sharia out of the religious cop, necessitating his trip to the hospital.
I saw an interesting indicator of growing weariness with this religious police business years ago when I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A religious cop evidently thought a woman was showing a bit too much wrist from beneath her cover and thwacked her hand with a stick. She dutifully pulled her sleeve lower and waited until he turned his back to her before displaying the single-fingered universal sign of defiance. While it elicited an appreciative chuckle from my colleagues and me, it was a very risky gesture for a woman in such a society.
My hat is off to the lady for standing up to these thugs. She has done more to advance the cause of human rights in that wretched area than the NOW gang, the ACLU, or our Apologists in Chief combined.