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Saudi Police Arrest Man, Claim He May Have 'Mental Disorder' After He Says He Wants to Marry a Jew

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"Referred for 'investigation and prosecution' before he could be taken to a 'specialized physician'"

A woman holds a British and an Israeli flag during a rally in support of Israel, outside the road leading to the Israeli Embassy, in London,Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (Photo: AP)

A woman holds a British and an Israeli flag during a rally in support of Israel, outside the road leading to the Israeli Embassy, in London,Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (Photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of some of the most strict interpretations of Islam, has a notoriously unyielding police force.  But unlike most countries, the Saudi kingdom also has an active "religious police," and the roles of the two sometimes seem to overlap.

For instance, Al-Arabiya related Friday that a man was recently arrested by the ​real​ police after being found in possession of documents indicating his desire to...marry a Jewish woman.

He was reportedly near the Grand Mosque in Mecca when apprehended.

Al-Arabiya explains:

Lieutenant Abdulmohsen Maiman, spokesman for the Grand Mosque police, told [al-Hayat newspaper] that the 49-year-old Saudi national could be suffering from “mental disorder.”

He said the man was arrested in possession of “five documents containing contradictory information showing the man's mental state and expressing his desire to marry a Jewish a woman,” al-Hayat reported.

Lieutenant Maiman denied earlier reports that the man was handing out papers to worshipers and asking them for help in finding his Jewish dream wife.  [Emphasis added]

It is unclear what, exactly, the five documents said that made police believe the man was looking for a Jewish wife.

Al-Arabiya concludes with the note that the man was referred for "investigation and prosecution" before he could be taken to a "specialized physician" for his "disorder."

(H/T: WeaselZippers)

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