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The surprising culture of Saudi Arabia

Good morning everybody! It’s already our fourth day here in Saudi Arabia after our trip to Egypt. Time passes by so fast and there is so much to see and do in one day. 806 more words

CULTURE

The head of Saudi Arabia's religious police - the "mutawa" - has admitted the force contains some extremists, and has promised to remove them.

Saudi Arabia’s religious police ‘contains extremists’

The mutawa enforce strict religious and social restrictions in the conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom

Sheikh Abdul Latif al-Sheikh was quoted in the Saudi newspaper, Okaz, as saying that he would “eliminate” those he described as “advocates of sedition”. 188 more words

Politics, Legislation And Economy News

Saudi Arabian women activists to get back behind the wheel / They will defy ban on driving October 26

23 September, 17:40

(ANSAmed) – DUBAI – Saudi women will once again be getting behind the wheel in the ultra-conservative, oil-rich kingdom in a month, in an act of defiance against the law that bans them from driving. 351 more words

Societal

The Rise of European Islamo-Fascist Police

By Bruce Bawer:

Here’s another Arabic word that both you and I would prefer not to have to know but probably should: mutaween. It means “religious police” or “morality police.” In Saudi Arabia it’s an officially constituted entity whose officers are fully empowered to arrest and punish anyone who violates sharia law – which, of course, can mean anything from committing various sexual acts to being caught taking a sip of water during Ramadan. 467 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Scientologist Louis Farrakhan: Satanic Jews Are to Blame!

We in the Church of Scientology wish to publicly acknowledge Scientologist Louis Farrakhan for pointing out that the “Satanic Jews” who control the banks and everything else are the reason for all of the problems in the world. 279 more words

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Church of Scientology Joins the Saudi Religious Police in Condemning Twitter!

As reported by the BBC, the Saudi Religious Police clearly understand the threat posed by the criminally suppressive Twitter:

“Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – ‘has lost this world and his afterlife.'” 157 more words

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Saudi religious police boss condemns Twitter users

The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis.

Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”. 277 more words

Societal