The peevishness and immaturity of Saudi Arabia’s hard-line clergy continues unabated. Their latest juvenile stunt has been to detain two men for — curses! — trying to get the autograph of a female author, as CNN reports:

Saudi Arabia’s religious police detained two male novelists for questioning last week after they attempted to get the autograph of a female writer at a book fair in Riyadh, according to local media reports.

According to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan, Abdu Khal and Abdullah Thabet approached female writer Halima Muzfar when they were stopped by police.

Memo to Arabia’s religious police: It’s the 21st century. The genders can and do mingle, all over the world, and nearly all the time, no one is harmed by it. Grow the hell up and get over yourselves already. OK?

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