Students having a University approved picnic were attacked and beaten by the University morality police in Basra.
"They focused on the women," said Saeed's friend, Osama Adnan. "They were beating them viciously."
"Without any discrimination," Saeed added.
A spokesman for the militant young Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr and his Mahdi Army
"conceded that students were hurt and the beatings "went beyond what was legitimate." But, he added, "They say freedom means they can do what they want. This is not freedom. Freedom does not mean you can transgress traditions."
The video they distributed to show what freedom is 'not', shows some men dancing and a few women without their heads covered. And most shocking of all, a man pushing a woman on a swing.
How many people have died or sacrificed limbs so that the Muslim equivalent of really nutso Pentecostals can rule Iraq?