Saudi Arabia

Saudi bans footballers with tattoos: report

Emirates 24/7  11 October 2011

Saudi Arabia’s religious police have told foreign players with tattoos on their arms to cover such drawings while on the field, saying they are adversely affecting young Saudis, a newspaper reported


Mayor Bloomberg’s Jihad TV Partnership

FrontPage Magazine 30 September 2011
By Ryan Mauro

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s news company is teaming up with Saudi Prince Alwaleed? bin Talal to launch "Alarab” next year, a 24/7 news network that is sure to reflect Alwaleed’s


Life for Saudi women is a constant state of contradiction

The Guardian 30 September 2011
By Eman Al Nafjan

What's it like being a Saudi woman? A common question I've come to expect from outsiders – even fellow Arabs. The restrictiveness of the guardianship system, gender segregation and a persistently


Dog's Name Offends Islamic Watchdogs

Family Security Matters 29 September 2011
By Ashraf Ramelah

Just recently The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia interfered in a Canadian organization’s right to place an ad on Canadian television which educated Canadian consumers with statements of true facts. Yes,


Australians warned of Saudi kidnap threat

The Sydney Morning Herald 29 September 2011
By Adam Gartrell

The federal government is warning Australians in Saudi Arabia that terrorists may be planning to kidnap Westerners in the capital Riyadh. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's latest


King To Saudi Women: You Can Vote, But…

Lez Get Real  28 September 2011
By L. S. Carbonell

The celebrations for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia lasted a whole 48 hours. On Tuesday, a woman was sentenced to flogging for driving a car. She will receive 10 lashes with a whip. Amnesty


Saudi Woman Driver Lashed After King Grants Vote

Bloomberg 28 September 2011
By Donna Abu-Nasr

Two days after Saudi King Abdullah’s historic decision to allow women to participate in elections, two Saudi women were punished for breaking the ban on female driving: One was sentenced 10 lashes by


Saudi king gives women right to vote

Radio Netherlands 26 September 2011

Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday granted women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative country where women are subjected to many


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.

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