Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Britain’s Government: #PasCharlie

The presence of British Prime Minister David Cameron, no friend of free speech, at the march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo killings was, in the scheme of things, a comparatively minor moment of hypocrisy. Nevertheless, it’s always helpful to … Continue reading

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On Living in a Theocracy

Gulf News: Manama: Saudi Arabia’s efforts to edge closer to setting a minimum age for marriage have received a blow after the Grand Mufti said there was nothing wrong with girls below 15 getting married. “There is currently no intention … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, a Reminder

Writing in the New York Times, Ed Husain: Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the … Continue reading

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Science and Economics

Cross-posted on Ricochet: The Guardian: One of Saudi Arabia’s leading conservative clerics has said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems, countering activists who are trying to end the Islamic kingdom’s male-only driving rules. … Continue reading

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Cross-posted on the Corner: Via Bloomberg News: A Jeddah criminal court judge has sentenced Saudi Arabian journalist Raif Badawi to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for the crime of “insulting Islam.” It could have gone worse for Badawi: … Continue reading

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The totalitarian Saudi regime has been busy again. The Daily Telegraph’s Damian Thompson reports: …The long-cherished ambition of Saudi Arabia’s ruling Wahhabi sect to smash up the ancient buildings of Mecca and Medina is nearing fruition. In Mecca, the house … Continue reading

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Miscellany, April 5

More from Bradlaugh on his health issues [NRO, earlier] Saudi Arabia: “Defense Lawyer Objects to Testimony of Genie Expert” [Lowering the Bar] Monkeys taught by scientists to use money; gambling and prostitution soon appear [ZME Science] Adam Smith prefigures Charles … Continue reading

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The Saudi Way

Cross-posted on the Corner: Via the Washington Times: If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of … Continue reading

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