Al Watan reported that a Saudi man was killed and his wife and two children were injured when their car crashed off a bridge while being pursued by religious police in Jeddah, a spokesman for the religious police said on Monday. Formally known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), religious police officers arrest those who do not comply with their rules.
The Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is an agency that is alleged to uphold religious requirements. This is an organization that actually has training on anti-witchcraft for a week. The individuals who are designated as religious police are often times lacking in education and most often in common sense. Not only have they been responsible for this accident but numerous other accidents within the Saudi Kingdom which has led to death of individuals for the most ridiculous issues. The most famous blood bath attributed to them was back in 2002 where they refused to allow girls to leave a burning school due to the lack of head covering and 15 girls died. In addition, the organization has been instrumental in the killing of innocent people for witchcraft. I believe this organization should be renamed to the Religious Death Squad.