Tag Archives: Saudia Arabia

Olympic Fun

Cross-posted on the Corner. Well, here’s a shocker, the Saudi theocracy (and like-minded Brunei and Qatar) will not be sending any female athletes to the 2012 Olympics. As Time’s Nina Burleigh points out: It’s not because Saudi women athletes don’t … Continue reading

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Reading Lessons

To say that Muslims tend to have an exalted view of the Koran is, to say the least, an understatement. As the Economist explains: But when it comes to parsing holy writ, there is one big difference between Islam and … Continue reading

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Protesting Saudi Theocracy, The Femen Way

NSFW, but for readers who wish to investigate further, here’s some splendid footage (on many levels) of Ukraine’s Femen group protesting the Saudi regime’s refusal to let women drive. Nicely done. And as a reminder for anyone who needs it, … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern

Via the BBC: A Lebanese man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for sorcery has been given a temporary reprieve, his lawyer says. Ali Sabat’s execution was scheduled for Friday but his lawyer, May el-Khansa, told the BBC she had … Continue reading

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Spreading the Poison

This story (from the London Times) comes as no great surprise: SAUDI ARABIA is pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into Islamist groups in the Balkans, some of which spread hatred of the West and recruit fighters for jihad in … Continue reading

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