Saudi Religious Police getting trained in “Magic”

Much to my complete surprise, I came across a report that describes how the Saudi Religious Police are being trained in how to identify and stamp out magic. Seriously, they really are … Saudi Arabia’s influential religious police have started training its new members on how to fight magic and arrest those involved in black art in … Read more

Saudi Arabia vs Iran

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a very old proverb and suggests that anybody who opposes those you also oppose is somebody you can work with, oh and much to the surprise of some, this is a concept that is first recorded within a Sanskrit treatise on statecraft dating to around the 4th century BC. If … Read more

Human Rights: Waleed Abulkhair

Amnesty International is highlighting the case of the Saudi Human Rights activist Waleed Abulkhair and they have a petition for you to sign. They explain what has happened to him … On 6 July 2014, Waleed was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a 15-year travel ban and a fine of 200,000 Saudi Arabian riyals (over £35,000) … Read more

Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Who is Ashraf Fayadh and what has happened? He is a 35-year-old Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. His “crime” is apostasy – renouncing one’s faith.  Human Rights watch has the details … A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements … Read more

What gets you a Death Sentence in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia has a justice system whose reputation merits a closer look; they appear to be rather fond of chopping off heads, and so you can’t help but wonder what crimes motivate them to start slicing. As I’m sure you are aware, Saudi Arabia is a highly religious society, and so their judicial system is basically … Read more

200 lashes for being raped in Saudi Arabia

Actions have consequences, and in this specific instance, the utterly absurd actions are those that are being deployed by the religious authorities in Saudi Arabia. AAI reports (with links to their source) … According to The Info Post, a Saudi Arabian woman must be accompanied by a male guardian — typically relative — at all times … Read more