Atheism is banned in Saudi Arabia … and yet it is thriving and growing

When you think of Islam, perhaps the place that in many ways defines the very heart of it all, its Mecca (yes pun intended), is of course Saudi Arabia.  In fact, that is not strictly true, because while it may indeed be the place that is the geographical origin of the belief, the form of … Read more

Promoting Jihad as a violent armed struggle has consequences

Jihad is a double edged sword, and this is not just in the sense that the word has two generally accepted meanings, the first being an inner struggle, and the second being an external armed violent struggle against the enemies of Islam, but also in one other sense as well. Those who promote the second … Read more

Two Saudi women activists jailed for helping starving mother locked in home

Nathalie Morin, a Canadian woman married and living in Saudi Arabia, was locked in her house along with the whole family by her “loving” husband who then went for a week-long visit to see relatives in another town. As their supplies of food and water started to run out, she sent a text message to two human … Read more

The Murder of five year old Lama al-Ghamdi in Saudi Arabia

Pictured here is Lama al-Ghamdi, she is five years old and was brutally raped and then murdered by an Islamic cleric who also happened to be her father. It was a truly horrendous crime … Randa Al Kaleeb, a social worker from the hospital, said in a phone interview that Lama’s back was broken as well and that … Read more

State Sponsored Murder in Saudi Arabia

Last Wednesday Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan, was executed in Dawadmi, west of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. She had been found guilty of smothering an infant in her care to death in 2007. This was quite frankly an appalling and truly outrageous barbaric act. Why? Well because …. While it is true that Ms Nafeek had confessed to the crime, she later … Read more

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