Saudi Arabia

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.


Holder Moves To Cut Prison Term For Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Who Plotted To Assassinate Saudi King

Weasel Zippers 19 July 2011

Just when you thought it was not possible for the Eric Holder Justice Department to become any more hostile to the national and homeland security interests of the American people, along comes yet


All in the Islamic Family

Family Security Matters 18 July 2011
By Edward Cline

Twenty years before 9/11, when Saudi nationals hijacked American passenger planes and used them as suicide bombs, the West was warned by one of our main enemies of things to come. The warning was


Study: Western States Could Out-Produce What U.S. Now Imports From Entire Middle East Plus Russia And Venezuela Combined

Weasel Zippers 12 July 2011

America’s energy-rich western states stretching from North Dakota and Montana on the Canadian border to New Mexico on the Southern border can produce enough oil and natural gas to replace what


Indonesia: Rage Over Death of Maid in Saudi

Global Voices Online 12 July 2011
By Mong Palatino

Indonesians reacted strongly when it was reported that Ruyati, 54, a migrant worker from West Java, was beheaded in Saudi Arabia last month. The woman was found guilty of killing her employer, who


Saudi Arabia's religion police step up crackdown on women drivers

World Tribune 11 July 2011

ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has again turned to its controversial religion police force to quell unrest. Opposition sources said Saudi Arabia has used its religious police to arrest


Berlin 'Playing With Fire' in Saudi Tank Deal

Spiegel Online 6 July 2011
By David Crossland

The German government's approval of the sale of "Leopard" tanks to Saudi Arabia has outraged opposition parties in Berlin, and the ruling conservatives aren't happy about it either. Commentators say


US turns a blind eye to sexist Saudis

Anchorage Daily News 6 July 2011

Saudi women are not permitted to drive. If they need to go somewhere, they either have to be rich enough to keep a paid driver or have a male relative take them. I have a wonderful brother. He has


All in on burqa debate as woman kicked off bus

Manawatu Standard  5 July 2011

A bus driver refusing entry to a woman in a burqa is a clear case of discrimination, the Race Relations Commissioner says. The Saudi Arabian student was left crying on an Auckland street when the


Another Saudi Charity Suspected of Funding Jihad

The good folks over at Jihad Watch have posted a very important story about the Saudi-controlled International Islamic Relief Organization, a terrorist NGO that funds Al Qaeda in Pakistan: From


Islam: the ongoing Sunni Islamic inquisition

Pakistan Christian Post 1 July 2011
By Lee Jay Walker

SUMMARY: The history books tell us that Buddhism and Hinduism was destroyed in Afghanistan but today we are not talking about history; after all, the ongoing Sunni Islamization process continues


Saudi women, allies accelerate driving campaign

TrustLaw  1 July 2011
By Marley Gibbons/

Five Saudi women who defied religious traditions by driving this week were detained by police in Jeddah on June 28, marking what may be a shift to harsher tactics by authorities who largely shrugged


Allegations Saudi Ambassador to Germany Enslaved Indonesian Maid

Jakarta Globe 30 June 2011

A German human rights group has publicly accused a Saudi diplomat in Berlin of treating the Indonesian maid he employed as a slave. Her struggle is now the focus of an attempt to challenge


Video: Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan: Any Muslim Who Refuses to Pray Is an Infidel, and Must Be Killed

Translating Jihad 30 June 2011

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, explains in this short fatwa that any Muslim who refuses to pray has become an infidel, and therefore must be killed. This fatwa was originally published in audio format on al-Fawzan's website some time ago, but was recently published in a video on YouTube, and was later picked up by Arabic-language news sites, such as al-Arabiya.The subtitled video is above, transcript is below:


Saudi Women Risk All for Small Rights

Front Page Magazine 30 June 2011

After centuries of methodical Islamic gender apartheid that holds Saudi women in virtual enforced slavery as possessions of men, slight signs of rebellion are being seen, as many women are defying


Video: Interview with Rachel Ehrenfeld on fighting for free speech

JEWISH LIFE TV 28 June 2011


Kuwait arrests duo over Twitter comments

ABC Online  28 June 2011

Kuwait will put two citizens on trial for criticising Gulf Arab ruling families on social media site Twitter, a security official said. Nasser Abul, a Kuwaiti Shiite Muslim, was arrested for


Saudi Arabia denies discriminating against Jewish passengers

Ha'aretz 27 June 2011

The question of Saudi Arabia’s policy on Jewish tourists came under the spotlight last week, after a rumor spread via the internet that Delta Air Lines was enforcing a Saudi "ban” on Jewish visitors.

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