Saudi Arabia

Burqa-Clad Pole Dancer Leaves Saudi Islamists Hot And Bothered

Weasel Zippers 22 September 2011

A British fitness instructor who visited the strict Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia to teach a Saudi woman the art of pole dancing has sparked disapproval among UK Muslims back home. 27-year-old


Middle East: Saudis arrest five Indonesian Haj 'sex workers'

Mecca - The Saudi Arabia Prosecution and Investigation Commission (PIC) has arrested 11 foreigners, including five Indonesians, on their alleged involvement in


Insurance Giant Lloyd’s Sues Saudi Arabia for $215M Over 9/11 Claims; World’s 4th and 15th Largest Shariah Banks Named in Suit

Shariah Finance Watch 22 September 2011

Lloyd’s of London’s Syndicate 3500 has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania against Saudi Arabia, several Saudi charitable and financial entities and prominent Saudi citizens over the


Saudi Arabia beheads Sudanese 'sorcerer'

Ahram Online 21 September 2011

A Saudi Arabian ministry statement carried by the state news agency, SPA, stated that Abdul Hamid al-Fakki "practiced witchcraft and sorcery," which are illegal under Saudi Arabia's Islamic sharia


Study: Arab Nations Abuse Over 90% of Nepali Migrant Women

AsiaNews 19 September 2011

According to a study by the Foreign Nepali Workers Rescue Center (FNWRC), about 90 per cent of all Nepali migrant women are victims of sexual violence and exploitation. The worst cases are in Arab


Saudi Women Protest Against Moroccan Maids

Jakarta Globe 16 September 2011

Saudi Arabian women are protesting against plans by the Gulf nation to replace Indonesian domestic workers with Moroccan maids, believing the North African women "are beautiful and could snatch their


After 10 years, few changes in Saudi extremist textbooks

Catholic News Agency 15 September 2011
By Benjamin Mann

A new report shows that Saudi Arabia, home to 15 of the 19 terrorist hijackers of 9/11, continues to promote a violent form of Islam through its school system and textbooks 10 years after the


Jonathan Schanzer: Saudi Arabia’s Terror Finance Problem

Shariah Finance Watch 13 September 2011

An excellent article from noted expert Jonathan Schanzer on Saudi Arabia’s citizens’ support for Jihad…Keep in mind that this is the same Saudi citizenry heavily involved in Shariah Finance, yet we


9-11, Ten Years Later: Islam’s Unmitigated Success

Chronicles 12 September 2011
By Dr. Srdja Trifkovic

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I thought that the Muslims had made a big blunder. At first I believed that they had scored an auto-goal: this was the sort of thing that would shake up the Western world, wake it up to the fact that the Islamic demographic deluge—a process that had been in full swing for some two decades prior to 2001—would now be subjected to some long-overdue critical scrutiny to which the politicians would have to respond. I hoped that the end-result might be the kind of formative, life-altering awakening that, particularly in the case of Western Europe, would prevent our further slide into self-destruction.


U.S. Treasury Department Sanctions Three Senior Al-Qaeda Terrorists

Shariah Finance Watch 9 September 2011

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three senior al-Qa’ida leaders based in Pakistan: leader and commander Abu Yahya al-Libi; senior leader ‘Abd


Saudi ambassador opens $11m mosque in Sweden

Saudi Gazette 6 September 2011

RIYADH — Dr. Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed Al-Jedie, Saudi Ambassador to Sweden, this week opened Great Gothenburg Mosque in Sweden. President of Islamic Endowment in Sweden commended the efforts of King


Wikileaks: Private Saudi Donations Fund Jihad in Philippines

Shariah Finance Watch 6 September 2011

US diplomats openly acknowledged in the secret cables leaked by Wikileaks the role Saudi Arabia was playing in funding the Islamic groups in the Philippines and declared that it must be stopped.


Video: Stakelbeck on Terror

Christian Broadcasting Network 24 August 2011
By Erick Stakelbeck

I'm currently in Israel, gearing up to co-host the pre and post shows for Glenn Beck's Restoring Courage rally in Jerusalem on Wednesday, August 24th (watch it on In the meantime, check out the latest episode of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, featuring my in-depth interview with a former radical Wahhabi Muslim from Saudi Arabia who is now a Christian, boldly challenging the Koran. Click on the viewer below to watch.


Ukrainian Women Drive Naked Outside Saudi Embassy to Protest Ban

Vladtepesblog 24 August 2011

From the Discovery Institute’s Russia Blog "Since 2008, Ukrainian organization "Femen” has held epatage protests against corrupt government officials, unfair bills, and even Saudi law banning


Saudi Women Campaign for Right to Play Soccer

MidEastPosts 8 August 2011
By James M. Dorsey

Two Saudi women have established a women’s soccer and basketball team in the port city of Jeddah in a bid to persuade the government to allow and support women’s right to engage in competitive sports


Report: Number Of Executions Carried Out By Sharia Courts Increases For Third Straight Year

Weasel Zippers 5 August 2011

ROME – The use of the death penalty to implement the Sharia, Islamic law, continues to increase year by year: in 2010 there were at least 714 executions, against 658 in 2009 and around 585 in the previous year, in 13 countries with a Muslim majority, many of which ordered by religious tribunals.


Saudi lingerie shops drag feet on deadline to hire women

AlertNet 1 August 2011
By Asma Alsharif

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi lingerie stores are dragging their feet on an official deadline to avoid embarrassing female shoppers by replacing their male sales clerks with women,


Riyadh deports a pastor to Eritrea where he could get the death penalty 25 July 2011

Jeddah – Eyob Mussie, a Christian refugee in Saudi Arabia, was told that he would be forcibly repatriated to Eritrea where he could be jailed and sentenced to death. Mussie was


Raymond Ibrahim: New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’

Jihad Watch 22 July 2011

Muslim "child-marriage” — euphemism for pedophilia — is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious


What is sharia?

The Sydney Morning Herald 19 July 2011
By Glenda Kwek

Meaning and applications

Sharia means "the clear, well-trodden path to water" in Arabic. While it is the religious law of Islam, there are only a handful of countries - such as Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Iran - where all aspects of sharia, including "hudud" punishments such as the cutting of hands and stoning people to death, for criminal offences, are applied.

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