Police remove drunkards from Kuwait mosque

August 24, 2012

Police in Kuwait have arrested a man and are looking for another after the duo was found sleeping in their underwear inside the women’s section of a mosque.

The imam of the mosque in the Sa’ad Al Abdullah area alerted the police after he discovered the two men sleeping soundly, local Arabic daily Al Anba has reported.

However, when the police tried to wake them and hear their story, one of them ran away and climbed over the mosque wall. The second man, a Gulf national, was arrested, a security source told the daily.

“He explained that he and his Kuwaiti friend got drunk and went to the mosque to drink water and wash up,” the source said. “Once inside the mosque, they noticed that the door to the women’s praying area was open and they thought about taking a short nap. However, they slept soundly until they were woken up by the police.”

The detained Gulf national has provided full information about his Kuwaiti friend and the police are actively looking for him, the source said.

Public drinking and acts of indecency are prohibited in Kuwait.

Mosques where Muslims congregate to offer group prayers are usually closed outside the five prayer times to ensure that they are not desecrated or used as dormitories.




About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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