“Commission experts took the magic items to their office and managed to dismantle and stop the spell.”
It is surreal, and it is ridiculous. But the maid will suffer horribly for it; witchcraft is a capital offense in Saudi Arabia. “Maid held for casting ‘spell on family,” from Emirates 24-7, October 11:
Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested an Indonesian housemaid for casting a magic spell on a local family and “turning its life upside down,” a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Tuesday.
The employer of the maid in the southern mountainous town of Bisha told members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that he had noticed a drastic change in the behavior of his family members and that he suspected the maid was behind this.
“He said the behavior of all his family members changed completely and their life was turned upside down”¦he said he suspected the maid could have cast a magic spell on them,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.
“After arresting and investigating the maid, she confessed to having done magic work against the family and led them to the magic items that were hidden under the steps outside the front door”¦Commission experts took the magic items to their office and managed to dismantle and stop the spell.”