Saudi Arabia

Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 15 Years In Prison

Clarion Project 11 July 2014

A prominent Saudi human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with a further 15 years ban on leaving Saudi Arabia once his sentence has finished. Waleed


Islamic Banks Rebrand In An Attempt To Go Mainstream

Gulf Business 7 July 2014

It is interesting therefore to note that some banks are removing the word "Islam” from their names – and that this is, curiously, a sign of both the potential Islamic finance


Saudi Arabia: Muslims are leaving Islam For Atheism In Alarming Numbers

Most Intolerant religion 4 July 2014
By Sameera Ehteram

Despite the fact that Atheism is considered equal to terrorism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the number of such people is blowing up overnight. In April this year, Saudi


Nahid Almanea murder: Hundreds attend Saudi Arabian funeral of stabbed student

The Independent 27 June 2014
By Natasha Culzac

Remarkable pictures from the Saudi Arabian funeral of a student murdered in the UK have emerged on social media, showing hundreds of grief-stricken mourners. University


Where are Islamic militants in Iraq getting their weapons? The answer surprised us

Public Radio International 20 June 2014
By Christopher Woolf

Many of the weapons used by the Islamic militants known as ISIS were simply captured from its enemies in Syria and Iraq. But ISIS also has foreign backers — some of whom are


Video: "Mickey Mouse and Sesame Street are Zionist Jewish conspiracies to destroy the moral values of humanity”

Bare Naked Islam 16 June 2014

"For example, the character of Oscar the Grouch, who lives in a garbage is a loathsome character, and I wouldn’t want him to serve as a role model for children. Another example is the character of Cookie Monster who eats like a slob.”


Saudi Arabian vandalizes temple statues

NHK World 12 June 2014

A Saudi Arabian man has been arrested for vandalizing Buddhist statues at a temple in downtown Tokyo. Police say they received an emergency call about a foreigner behaved


Video: 'Good scent pushed me to smash Makkah Grand Mosque lamp'

Emirates 24/7 10 June 2014

A 24-year-old Nigerian who used a steel bar to smash a big lamp at the Grand Mosque in Makkah said he had done so after smelling a good scent.


87% female students of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University ‘abused by faculty staff’

Saudi Gazette 9 June 2014

RIYADH — A study by Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University’s media college for women has revealed that 87 percent of female students have complained of being abused by university


14-year-old wife freed from 80-year-old husband

Emirates 24/7 24 May 2014

A 14-year-old Saudi girl who had been forced to marry an 80-year-old man finally became free after an unknown benevolent man paid back the wedding money to the husband who had


Wilders: Saudi Arabia Horrible Country the Netherlands Should Boycott

After Saudi Arabia threatened to boycott the Netherlands because of PVV leader Geert Wilders’ remarks about Islam, Mohammed and the Koran, Wilders replied. He said that Saudi


Deputy Prime Minister: Saudi Boycott Threat Insane

Apparently, the Saudi government has told its Chambers of Commerce that Dutch companies will not be allowed to participate in future projects. Also, fewer visas will be given


Job-seeking women made to join ranks of prostitutes

ARAB NEWS 19 May 2014

A young Saudi was arrested for forcing unemployed women and girls seeking jobs to practice prostitution after luring them to his house claiming he was a recruitment officer of


Op-Ed: Why the Saudis and Muslim Brotherhood Hate Each Other

Arutz Sheva 14 May 2014
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Saudi Arabia was once a haven for Muslim Brotherhood leaders who fled persecution in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Now the Saudis are pouring money into Sisi's regime in order


The Hypocrisy of Anti-Blasphemy Laws

Cherson and Molschky 9 May 2014
By Rachel Molschky

Saudi Arabia is calling for anti-blasphemy laws in Norway, where "too little has been done to counter criticism against the prophet” and Muslim citizens have been victims of "hate crimes,” according to the nation of Muhammad’s birthplace. It has asked for the UN to review the situation.


Scorpions drummer James Kottak jailed in Dubai

BBC News 2 May 2014

The drummer for the German rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail in Dubai for offensive behaviour, according to local media. They say James Kottak, an


Woman in Saudi Arabia Sentenced to 150 Lashes for Driving

Clarion Project 29 April 2014

A woman in Saudi Arabia was reportedly sentenced to 150 lashes and eight months in jail this week for driving a car and fighting the policemen who arrested her. It appears


Domestic workers in Qatar face physical and sexual violence, Amnesty says 29 April 2014

Dubai: Qatar has failed to protect migrant domestic workers who face severe exploitation, including forced labour and physical and sexual violence, Amnesty International said


Yemen latest front line in Saudi-Qatari feud

Al-Monitor 28 April 2014
By Fare Al-Muslimi

A poor and fragile country like Yemen cannot make independent decisions or escape the effects of the many disagreements around it. While Yemen did not withdraw its ambassador


Saudi woman continues fight to wed British beau

Ala Arabiya 24 April 2014

A Saudi woman who has been barred from marrying a Briton by a Jeddah court has taken her legal battle to the Court of Appeals in Makkah. A judge of the Jeddah General Court had initially

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