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“You’re so fine the religious police are going to banish you,” might be a relevant pickup line, or alternatively, “You’re so handsome, you should wear a veil yourself,” now that three men have allegedly been ejected from Saudi Arabia…>read moreNo Comment April 26, 2013
One of the justifications for expecting Saudi Arabian women to wear a burka — a full body veil — is that this discourages rape: out of sight out of mind. Following the thread of that logic, a Saudi cleric issued…>read moreNo Comment February 4, 2013
Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world that forbids women to drive, and which was ranked second to last in a Thomson Reuters global survey of women’s rights, is adding one more injustice to their repertoire: when a woman…>read moreNo Comment November 23, 2012
Officials in Saudi Arabia warned non-Muslin expatriates that they cannot eat, drink or smoke in public until Ramadan ends. If they do not follow these warnings they will be expelled from the kingdom. Expatriates were warned by the Interior…>read moreNo Comment July 20, 2012
A law that bans gays and ‘tom boys,’ lesbians, from attending schools and universities is being enforced by the Saudi Arabian government. The country has stated that they have to change their appearance and their behavior. The Commission for…>read moreNo Comment April 17, 2012
An incongruous mixture of archaic religious strictures and cutting-edge technology could result in the possible execution, by beheading, of a young Saudi journalist, accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammad. Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi journalist is on his way back…>read moreNo Comment February 14, 2012