Saudi Arabia

Dhimmitude's Temperature: I Think We're Done

Diana West 30 January 2015
By Diana West

A sharia-dictator dies (Abdullah), a new sharia-dictator takes power (Salman, above), and the US doesn't just bow, it glorifies (Dempsey, above). I know this news is a


Erdogan's Saudi Dilemma

U.S. News 30 January 2015
By Semih Idiz

The death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has highlighted the importance Turkey attaches to this key Gulf state despite deep political differences between the


Saudi Imam: Columbus Sailed to America to Kill all the Muslims

FrontPage Magazine 30 January 2015
By Daniel Greenfield

slamic history is a pretty unique thing. It’s the story of how everyone hates and conspires against Muslims. Saudi Arabia is a totalitarian state. If the authorities found his views


No women allowed: Saudi Arabia wants MEN-ONLY Olympics with ultra-conservative plan for segregated games

Daily Mail Online 30 January 2015
By Tim Macfarlan

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia wants to see men and women compete in separate Olympics with a controversial proposal to joint-host segregated games. An official from the Saudi


35 years in prison for Saudi airman in Vegas child rape case

Fresno Bee 29 January 2015
By Ken Ritter

A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years


Shame and scandal in Saudi Arabia

Toronto Sun 29 January 2015
By Tarek Fatah

There is a disgraceful spectacle unfolding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in which some of the leading lights of the West are playing the role of medieval court jesters, singing


Islamic Terrorism: The Taboo Topic

Gatestone Institue 28 January 2015
By Uzay Bulut

The political violence of the Koran is eternal and universal. The political violence of the Bible was for that particular historical time and place. This is the vast difference between Islam and


Assad: Erdogan is ‘personally responsible’ for Syrian chaos

RUDAW 27 January 2015

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “is personally responsible” for the turmoil in Syria and the surge in Islamic terrorism in the region, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said


Saudi imam: “The sword is more truthful than the book”

Jihad Watch 27 January 2015
By Robert Spencer

“The sword is more truthful than the book” is an exact inversion of “The pen is mightier than the sword.” And indeed, in our own day the pen has proven to be only as strong as


King Abdullah Dead: Saudi Arabia's Absolute Monarch Dies

The Huffington Post UK 23 January 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful US ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernise the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental


The slow Torture of Raif Badawi by Saudi Arabia – #RaifBadawi

Skeptical Science 23 January 2015
By Dave Gamble

Saudi Arabia is in the news, and it is rather important to keep it there and ensure that the spotlight remains, not because of the passing of the baton of power (at the age of


'Death to France!' as Islamic Protests Go Global

CBN News 22 January 2015
By Mark Martin

Muslims in several countries are outraged over the newest cover image of Islam's Prophet Mohammed by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The magazine's new cartoon,


Austrian chancellor gives Saudi-backed centre ultimatum

YAHOO! News 22 January 2015

Austria's chancellor threatened Tuesday to withdraw support for a Saudi-financed religious dialogue centre unless it condemns the public flogging of a Saudi blogger that has


How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

Huffington Post 21 January 2015
By Yousaf Butt

The horrific terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo weekly in Paris have led to speculation as to whether the killers -- the brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi -- were lone wolves or tied to


African States Get $189m Financing From Islamic Lender

Ventures Africa 21 January 2015
By Niyi Aderibigbe

The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved a new round of financing worth $189.4 million for development projects covering important


Video: Saudis Behead Screaming Woman With Three Sword Strokes

Raymond Ibrahim 20 January 2015
By Raymond Ibrahim

Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, a Burmese woman who resided in Saudi Arabia, was beheaded by sword on Monday after being dragged through the streets of Islam’s holy city of Mecca


Organization of Islamic Cooperation to sue Charlie Hebdo

Arabian Business 19 January 2015
By Courtney Trenwith

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is planning to sue French magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing blasphemous cartoons, Secretary General Iyad Madani has told a


Saudi in drive to curb endogamy

Emirates 24/7 16 January 2015

Saudi Arabia has intensified efforts to curb widespread endogamy which is blamed for a sharp rise in genetic disease in the Gulf Kingdom, according to experts. A


Saudis Plan 600 Mile 'Great Wall' to Keep Out ISIS

Daily Mail Online 16 January 2015
By Damien Gayle

The Saudi royal family are building a 600-mile barrier to fortify the northern frontier of their kingdom. The fence and ditch, punctuated with radar surveillance towers, command centres


Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall' to keep out Isil

Telegraph 15 January 2015
By Richard Spencer

When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost. The jihadists were launching an assault

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