February 01, 2017
al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula Got Fair Warning on US Raid
Repeat this to yourself, Saudi Arabia is our ally against terrorists.
Relax, Saudi Arabia is our ally against terrorists.
Al-Qaeda fighters seemed ready for Sunday's deadly Navy SEAL raid in Yemen, a source familiar with the raid told ABC News, almost as though they knew the Americans were coming.
The raid succeeded in obtaining "a tremendous amount" of information about al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday, though the firefight killed one SEAL and wounded three others. Three additional service members were injured when an aircraft sent to medevac the SEALs experienced a "hard landing" that left it inoperable.
November 18, 2016
Specially Designated Terrorist al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Member Skypes NYT's From His Safe Haven Saudi Arabia
Of course our stated objective is to deny terrorists safe havens in lawless places like Afghanistan and Libya, this is all well and good, save for the safe havens in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
A Saudi-based, al-Qaida-connected cleric Skyped the New York Times last week to insist he’s not a globally designated terrorist.I'm like totally shocked.
“Today, Syrians are shocked to find that the United States has put on the terror list a person whom they consider to be a national symbol,” Abdallah Muhammad al-Muhaysini told The New York Times. He continued “It’s a very bizarre thing.”
The NYT described the scene as comical:
Muhaysini even admitted to The New York Times he’d been in contact with al-Qaida leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, but insisted he did so to denounce the Islamic State.
The Long War Journal has tracked Muhaysini since 2014, and described his terrorist connections in detail, including known connections to a jihadi cleric linked to 9/11, serving as an al-Qaida emissary to ISIS in 2014, and bragging about his exploits on Twitter.
September 24, 2015
Hajj Stampede Kills
450 700+ And Counting Killed 900 Injured
The Our Hajj Will Be Complete Once We Rape Your Women Fatwa issued against Saudi Arabia for.....
Hajj season -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 450 people and injured 719 others in Saudi Arabia.We'll have to think up a new Fatwa Our Hajj something something...... Sometimes you stone Satan sometimes Satan stones you.
The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as "stoning the devil" in the tent city of Mina, about 2 miles from Mecca, Islam's holiest city.
Hundreds have been killed in past years during the same ceremony, and it comes only 13 days after a crane collapse killed more than 100 people at another major Islamic holy site, the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Anyway its been a bad year for the Hajj, recently Allah got pissed and threw lightning at a crane killing a bunch of pilgrims.
Something something complete, something something Dark Side.
Now more from Bilal Ahmad in the studio ;-)
September 17, 2015
Khobar Towers: A Survivor's Story
Just goes to show the duplicity of the Saudis. They knew.
September 12, 2015
Dozens Killed In Crane Collapse At Grand Mosque In Mecca (Update - New Video Added)
Update: New video below the fold.
On 9/11, no less. Tell me Allah doesn't have a dark sense of humor!
I'm sure they'll find a way to blame the jooos.
Another video below the fold.
New footage - This is pretty gruesome, so watch at your own risk.
August 07, 2015
Saudi Arabia Suffers Huge Vagina Shortage
Appalling YouTube footage has captured the moment two terrified women are hounded by a horde of jeering men as they walk along a promenade in Saudi Arabia.Which causes them to act like Jackals and Jackasses when both the single Saudi ladies show up clad in their black burkha.
In the minute-long video, the two young women - dressed in traditional burkhas and face veils - become visibly distressed as they are harassed and intimidated by the men in the city of Jeddah.
The clip recently went viral in the country and sparked public outrage, prompting a police investigation which reportedly led to six boys being detained and questioned.
But shockingly, the women are now being blamed for 'provoking' the primal reaction from the crowd by being 'indecent'.
The outlandish claim is being supported by the emergence of a new video supposedly taken from the scene, which has been shown on semi-official news channels.
The second video purports to show the same women riding a quad-bike to the promenade, with one of them tossing their agal towards the men in a 'seductive and tempting' manner.
On the bright side the girls seem, er popular.
April 02, 2015
Saudi Imam Abdul Rahman al-Sudais Preaching Peace
He sounds angry to me. Lets check the translation I'm sure he's railing against the hijacking of peaceful Islam by radical Jew and Christian haters.
Amid the ongoing Sunni-Shiite wars, on the eve of April Fools’ Day, an audio recording was circulated online of the man who presides over the holiest site for Muslim around the world. The caption on photo accompanying the recording read, “Imam of the grand mosque in Mecca calls for all-out war against Shiites.”Oh he's calling for all out war against the Jews and the Christians? My bad.
“Our war with Iran, say that out loud, is a war between Sunnis and Shiites,” Sunni preacher Abdul Rahman al-Sudais says in the nearly seven-minute clip. “Our war with Iran...is truly sectarian. If it was not sectarian, we will make it sectarian... The Jews and cross” – meaning Christians – “I swear by Allah that they will have their days...The prophet said that Rome will be conquered ...Our disagreement with Rafidha” – another word for Shiites – “will not be removed, nor our suicide to fight them... as long as they are on the face of the earth....”
Probably its just, you know, hyperbole. They don't really really want to kill everybody.
January 22, 2015
Woah! King of Saudi Arabia Really Did Kick The Bucket!
Wow Jim, he really is dead.
Anyway I know sometimes we at the blog are a little disrespectful and relations ain't been the best.
But sorry for your loss and may the new King Salman have a smooth transition.
Also, The Spice must flow.
*Update: Total coincidence I swear.
I mean there can't be two assholes?
January 19, 2015
Saudi's Upset that Public Execution A Bit Too Public
Interesting you know who also forbids its citizens from doing citizen journalism at public executions? ISIS. Yeah they get miffed if anyone other than their official media wing publishes the butchery, so not only are the Saudis the leading exporter of AQ and ISIS extreme Wahabism, they also don't like citizen journalism
A man who filmed the gruesome video of a public beheading of a woman in Saudi Arabia, which sparked international outrage from human rights activists, has been arrested and is expected to face prosecution, local media has reported.Because nothing discredits Islamic Caliphates like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Islamic State more than the truth.
Circulating on social media last week, the rare footage from January 12 shows Lalia Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, a woman from Myanmar who was convicted under Sharia law of sexually abusing and murdering her stepdaughter, being dragged through a street before being pinned down and beheaded by a swordsman.
Filming executions is barred in the Gulf kingdom. According to Gulf News, the arrested individual has not been named, but is expected to face charges in Saudi Arabia's Sharia and military courts. Charges against the man have not been confirmed, but the offense may qualify under Saudi Arabia's cybercrimes laws, a spokesman with the Interior Ministry said, according to theNew York Times.
January 16, 2015
The Beheading of Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim
Authorities in Saudi Arabia publicly beheaded a woman in the holy city of Mecca this week, according to footage sent to MEE on Thursday and local media reports.In the above text you can replace the word God with Allah.
Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, a Burmese resident of Saudi Arabia, was convicted of torturing and killing her seven-year-old step-daughter and executed by the sword on Monday.
Footage of the execution shows Basim being dragged into a street and held down by four police officers.
“I did not kill, I did not kill,” she is heard to shout repeatedly.
Basim then screamed as a sword-wielding man struck her neck. Second and third blows completed the beheading and authorities swiftly removed her body from the road moments later.
A Ministry of Interior statement said the execution had been done to protect “security”.
“The Ministry of Interior announces this news to confirm that the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may God protect him, is greatly concerned with restoring security and realising justice,” read the statement published by SPA.
“It implements the rulings of God against all those who attack innocents and spill their blood. The government warns all those who are seduced into committing similar crimes that the rightful punishment is their fate.”
The second flogging of Raif Badawi has been postponed "for medical reasons" after an international outcry for him. He was convicted of insulting Islam for posts he wrote on his blog. The video of his first flogging is here.
The video of the beheading is below the fold.
January 09, 2015
Apartheid Nation of Saudi Arabia Gives 1000 Lashes to Blogger for Insulting Islam
Saudi is not helping matters by enforcing blasphemy laws.
For if Saudi Arabia punishes blasphemy with 1000 lashes, a punishment that is tortuous and at times leads to death, then when other Islamists act in cases where they feel the Islam has been slighted, they need only to point at the Saudis for justification.
Also think of of all the people pointing at Israel as an Apartheid nation, although Arabs can travel freely within Israel, the wall that prevents Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel from Gaza and the West bank are criticized by Jew haters the world over as Apartheid.
While Saudi Arabia who finances the Mosques preaching radical Wahabism that AQ and other terrorist follow all over the world regularly forbids Kuffar or Non-Muslims from entering certain areas and requires infidels working there to live in specially designated camps.
But you won't hear leftist agitators and Islamists complaining about Saudi Apartheid.
May 08, 2014
Ministry of Irony: Muslima Defies Saudi Ban of Female Drivers
Dies in Car Crash
A Saudi woman was killed in a car crash in the capital Thursday as she defied the kingdom’s long-standing ban on female driving, local media reported.Maybe she also defied the ban on alcohol? Maybe trying to get noticed by needing rescued next to the youth center and it all went wrong? Or just an accident.
The woman, in her 20s, lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the wall of a youth club in Riyadh, according to the website of the local Al-Jazeera daily.
The car caught fire and she died, it said.
Whatever its fairly ironic. My son and I noticed a string of people driving through houses on the local news lately, we blamed it on K2 heads blacking out at the wheel.
May 07, 2014
Islamic State of Losers Lose Homs Syria: Rebellion Crushed
End result of all that terrorist red on red infighting. Assad takes the birthplace of the rebellion.
Syria Direct:AMMAN: An agreement to allow safe passage to rebels and civilians out of Old Homs has left regime opponents divided, with some saying the battle will move to the provinces and others yearning to move on with their lives after two years of a strangling encirclement of their districts.Pussies! You were so close to achieving martyrdom?
The estimated 2,500 fighters and citizens inside the 13 rebel-controlled districts of Homs agreed in principle on Friday to hand over to the government its territory in Syria’s third-largest city. A UN-supervised departure is scheduled to begin this week, Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi told AFP on Monday, adding that the ceasefire is holding.
With a ferocious government military campaign in recent weeks and gnawing hunger from a regime blockade in place since June 2012 that allowed almost no movement in or out, regime opponents said they had little choice but to surrender.
“We must put ourselves in the place of the people who lived in the siege and saw their children die from hunger, they saw their brothers die because of infected wounds due to shelling,” Suhaib Ali, a Homs-based FSA spokesman, told Syria Direct.
Rebels inside had little choice given “the neglect from the political opposition and the international community,” Ali said.
“What would you do?” he asked.
March 10, 2014
Saudi Returning From Syrian
Jihad Bloodbath Advises GTFO
A 24- year old Saudi man,who was part of the most brutal of the terror groups- Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), currently fighting the Assad forces, has revealed that the Syrian war is not a revolution but a fight among various muslim factions, who are killing innocent people.But now Saudi Tee Vee is all.
@ntfooosh's twitter feed, Look at all the @s baby! Sweet mama.
February 05, 2014
Saudi Arabia Regime Change? Yes We Can!
So, you know, Saudi Arabia should evolve, become a democracy and relegate its royal family to figurehead status. Kind of like England did with the queen.
It would be a much more fair regime to the people of Saudi Arabia than its current Islamo-fascist dictatorship.
According to Saudi law I'm now a terrorist for saying that and they reserve the right to chop my head off for even suggesting such a thing.
Like saying maybe, "The Islamo-fascist slime bucket Saudi rulers who look the other way while billions of Saudi dollars go to al-Qaeda and other terrorists NEED TO GO."
"lets face it, the Saudi royal family only opposes al-Qaeda to the extent that it threatens themselves. When it threatens us. Meh."
That's now a crime in Saudi and they threaten to prosecute anyone, even foreigners, who break their silly rules.
Update: I'm upping the ante by dubbing the Saudi King Abdullah bin Needledick Al Saud.
December 26, 2013
In Saudi Arabia Man Faces Death For Liking Arab Christians
1000 years ago Saudi Arabians ran around chopping each other's heads off just like the head hunting savages of New Guinea.
An online activist in Saudi Arabia whose views angered religious conservatives is threatened with apostasy charges that could result in his execution, CNN reports.
Raif Badawi, former editor of the "Saudi Arabian Liberals" website, is already serving a seven-year jail sentence but a judge has now recommended that he be tried for apostasy, according to his wife.
...A year ago, at a hearing before Jeddah District Court, a judge reportedly ordered Badawi to "repent to God". When he refused, the judge referred the case to a higher court, recommending that it try Badawi for apostasy. Part of the evidence for Badawi's supposed apostasy was that he had pressed the "Like" button on a Facebook page for Arab Christians.
The threat of execution appeared to be lifted in January when a court rejected the apostasy charge, but it now appears to have been revived.
December 18, 2013
Dearest Pal Saudi Arabia
House of Saud has a message for us.
Saudi Arabia has enormous responsibilities within the region, as the cradle of Islam and one of the Arab world’s most significant political powers. We have global responsibilities — economic and political — as the world’s de facto central banker for energy. And we have a humanitarian responsibility to do what we can to end the suffering in Syria.De facto central banker for energy?
July 31, 2013
Saudi Arabia Sentences Blogger to 600 Lashes for Insulting Giant Cube Idol
A Saudi court has sentenced a activist to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for violating the nation's anti-cybercrime law, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday.We so demand that you bow to and respect the giant cube idol. Lest we have to beat you.
A Jeddah Criminal Court found Raif Badawi, who has been in prison since June 2012, guilty this week of insulting Islam through his website and in television comments.
Reported Saudi paralysis sentence 'outrageous,' rights group says
"This incredibly harsh sentence for a peaceful blogger makes a mockery of Saudi Arabia's claims that it supports reform and religious dialogue," said Nadim Houry, the deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "A man who wanted to discuss religion has already been locked up for a year and now faces 600 lashes and seven years in prison."
May 29, 2013
Islamist Preacher Fayhan al-Ghamdi Rapes, Kills Own 5 Yr Old Daughter, Gets .... Fined!?!?!
” A ‘celebrity’ Saudi preacher accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter has reportedly been released from custody after agreeing to pay ‘blood money’.This Islamist bast*rd needs to be castrated, with a dull knife.
May 22, 2013
Miss Muslim Beauty Contest
The winner was able to sway the judges with her essay, "Death to America!"
The runner-up won second place with her poem, "Death to Israel!"
May 02, 2013
McLean, VA: Immigration Raid Saudi Diplomat's Home
Over human trafficking charges. I guess the dicklomat thought it's home is governed by Shariah
U.S. officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a suburban Washington home owned by Saudi Arabia.File this under Sharia/Assmaggots
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Brandon Montgomery says agents removed two possible victims of domestic servitude from a Saudi diplomat's home Tuesday in McLean, Virginia.[More]
April 25, 2013
First Ever Saudi Anti-Abuse Ad
(Click to Enlarge)
Caption: Some things can't be covered.
Uh... you want to bet?
March 21, 2013
Colorado Prison Chief Execution Linked To Saudi National?
DENVER — Investigators looking into the shooting death of the director of the Colorado Department of Corrections will look at the possibility that Tom Clements' murder may be tied to the recent decision not to grant a transfer of a Saudi man in a Colorado prison.
Homaidan Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force and other charges. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted a housekeeper and kept her as a virtual slave for four years.
His conviction angered Saudi officials. The U.S. State Department sent Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and Al-Turki’s family.
Last week, Colorado prison officials denied a request from the Saudi Arabian government to release Al-Turki to his home country to serve his life sentence.
Prosecutors opposed Al-Turki's transfer fearing he would be released upon return to Saudi Arabia.
Celments was the one who decided to deny the transfer. He wrote in a letter to Al-Turki that because Al-Turki refused to undergo sex offender treatment in prison, "I have decided not to support your request for transfer to Saudi Arabia at this time," reported the Associated Press.
Saudi Arabia Beheads Seven
Despite earlier reports that they were short of head choppers, Saudi Arabia was able to pull off a veritable Islamic justice bloodbath, beheading seven at one time.
February 27, 2013
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser: 'Our Worst Fears Are Being Seen'..
Dr Jasser spoke about his recent trip to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Via Radical Islam:
Dr Jasser is #1 on CAIR, liberal, domestic dhimmis hate list.
For instance, this comment on the video by YouTube user "Joe Mukas
Zuhdi Jasser is like the few Jews who were serving under Hitler's army or the few blacks who hang the confederate flag in their house .Dr Jasser believes in separation of 'Mosque and State', doesn't hate Jews or Christians which is a no no in CAIR/Muslim Brotherhood sockpuppet 'Joe Mukas' world.
Zuhdi Jasser is considered a traitor in the Muslim community. Zuhdi's real supporters are the right wing fox news watching Whites. Zuhdi has no support among mainstream Muslims even in America let alone in Middle East.
January 26, 2013
Whew! That Was Close!
Disaster averted in Saudi Arabia!
The police set up a check-point after they received a report that a woman was seen driving on the Hijra Highway on Monday afternoon, local Arabic daily Al Madina reported on Tuesday.
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: Acting on information police rushed to a shopping center in Salmiya and took into custody three unidentified young women who were scantily dressed, reports Al-Rai daily.
January 18, 2013
The Democracy is Haram Fatwa
A well-known Saudi Islamic scholar has issued a new fatwa (edict) saying holding elections for a president or another form of leadership is prohibited in Islam.Any questions?
Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Nassir Al Barrak, reputed for his radical views, described western-style elections as an alien phenomenon to Islamic countries.
“Electing a president or another form of leadership or council members is prohibited in Islam as it has been introduced by the enemies of Moslems,” he wrote on his Twitter page, according to Saudi newspapers.
“Selecting an Imam (leader) must be up to the decision-making people not the public…election is a corrupt system which is not based on any legal or logical concept for those who enforce this system by some Moslems…this system has been brought by the anti-Islam parties who have occupied Moslem land.”
December 27, 2012
Saudi Arabia's Newest Political Prisoner
Novelist Turki al-Hamad, 58, one of Saudi Arabia’s more unapologetic and outspoken liberal voices, is now in custody for a series of posts he published on his Twitter last weekend comparing fundamentalist Islamist ideology and its strict social controls to Nazism and suggesting that political Islamists like those allied with Saudi Arabia’s royal family have taken their adulation of Prophet Muhammad too far.I'd like to say the Democrats and Barack Obama were first in line to defend Turki al-Hamad's human rights. But they'd probably say doing so, Would put our national security at risk."
Hmmm yeah. Jawa Report will defer to this Muslim for our official editorial position.
July 29, 2012
Saudi Arabia Allows Female Athletes To Participate
They entered Olympic stadium walking behind the men.
How is it in the 21st Century slavery still exists? Instead of praising and applauding Saudi Arabia for this small concession, we should be shaming them for their society's abuse of women and human rights. Next thing you know, we'll be cheering when some Islamic country allows its slaves to walk behind its women.
Just a few more hundred years.
December 02, 2011
Saudi Study: Driving Turns Gentle Virgins Into Raging Whores
Because that stick shift is just too tantalizingly close...
The shocking results of a so-called "scientific" report written by scholars of the Majlis al-Ifta' al-A'ala, Saudi Arabia's highest religious council, in collaboration with a former King Fahd University professor said allowing Saudi women to drive would lead to a scarcity of virgins and cause more Saudis - both men and women - turn to homosexuality and pornography.[...]
The scholars claimed that within ten years of lifting the ban, there would be "no more virgins" in the Wahhabite kingdom.
Before you dismiss the study as utter, chauvinistic rubbish, you should be aware of this very scientific evidence which apparently proves the point:
In the report, Professor Kamal Subhi exemplified the point by describing what he experienced while sitting in a coffee shop in an unnamed Arab state.
"All the women were looking at me," he wrote. "One made a gesture that made it clear she was available... this is what happens when women are allowed to drive," he concluded.
I was once sitting at my computer desk reading blogs online. There was a study about benefits of keeping women subjugated and the dangers of giving them even the slightest amount of freedom. This is what happens when primitive neanderthals are allowed to post on the internet.
Update: Before you fellas race out to make whores of those sweet virgins you've been wanting to date, there's a catch (always is). You should read Howie's post first.
Islamic Science! Letting Women Drive Makes You Gay
Repealing a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia would result in ‘no more virgins’, the country’s religious council has warned.Whereas not letting women drive promotes good relations between young men and their goats.
A ‘scientific’ report claims relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis - both men and women - turn to homosexuality and pornography.
The startling conclusions were drawn by Muslim scholars at the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, working in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University.
The study was based on an Imam sitting in a Coffee shop with a bunch of slutty Muslimas in an unnamed Arab state.
The science is settled!
I wonder how it helps the glory of Islam when the whole f*cking world is laughing its ass off?
November 03, 2011
Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Nayef: anti al Qaeda, pro-Wahabbi
Following the death of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan on Oct 22, King Abdullah appointed Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Interior Minister since 1975, as Crown Prince and next in line to the throne.
Prince Nayef is best known in the US for spear heading the crack down on al Qaeda that drove many terrorists to find refuge in Yemen. The ramped up Saudi CT posture after 2003 included mass arrests (including detention without trial and torture), a multi-pronged jihaddi rehabilitation program, increased security measures including a border fence with Yemen. A media campaign designed to shame al Qaeda included televised condemnations from the terrorists' families that increased social pressure.
Nayef's successes against AQ prompted Yemen's AQAP to target him for assassination during a feigned surrender in Aug 09. Nayef suffered only light injuries from a PETN bomb designed by Ibrahim al Asiri (still at large in Yemen), whose brother was the suicide bomber.
Nayef is also known as a "conservative," and in Saudi Arabia that means thwarting popular efforts toward civil rights and governmental accountability. Nayef is a strong supporter of the supremacist, takfiri Wahabbi doctrine and infrastructure. Domestically he undercut efforts at incremental reforms, including women driving or voting, as well as the continued repression of Saudi Shia's demands for equal rights.
Nayef served as the de facto head of Saudi Arabia when both the King and Prince Sultan faced medical issues over the last years. Nayef signed off on the deployment of the Saudi military to Bahrain to augment efforts the violent crack down on Bahrain's Arab Spring (and its Shia majority.)
In Yemen, Saudi Arabia overtly committed substantial war crimes during the Saada War, which was fought near the Yemen/Saudi border. The kingdom provided billions of dollars to President Saleh, and Saudi fighter jets conducted months of air strikes in Yemen, aimed at the annihilation of the Shia Houthi rebels.
These well documented of Saudi violations of international law include indiscriminately bombing villages and civilian infrastructure, denying border passage for humanitarian aid and returning Yemeni refugees to the war zone (refouling).
Wikileaks cables reveals that the Saudis were well aware that Saudi airstrikes in Yemen caused substantial civilian fatalities, and successfully leveraged the bombing of a Yemeni hospital and other mistakes to obtain satellite imagery from the US. The Saudi's aggressive posture toward the Houthis was largely fueled by fear of its own repressed Shia minority.
Earlier this year, Nayef and his son assumed control over Saudi Arabia's patronage network in Yemen, through which the kingdom distributes billions in direct payments to Yemeni Sheikhs, clerics and politicians as well as Wahabbi institutes and organizations.
TFE: Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud has appointed Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud as the new crown prince, the Royal Court said in a statement issued last Friday, signaling an orderly process of future succession in the world's largest oil exporter.
The selection of 78-year-old Prince Nayef to succeed Prince Sultan as the new crown prince of Saudi Arabia ushers in the beginning of what promises to be a season of big changes at the top of the royal family and cabinet, all set in the midst of the Arab awakening. Newly appointed Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has been minister of the interior since 1975...
Earlier this year Nayef publicly admonished a member of the mainly consultative Shura Council who had called for a review of the ban on women driving.
"This means less for Saudi Arabia's external relations than it does internally because a lot of people there, especially women, are apprehensive that Nayef will close back down some of the space that Abdullah has opened up around individual citizens," said Thomas Lippman, a Saudi Arabia specialist at the Middle East Institute in Washington...
Nayef has strong support among Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi clerics. But he is said to have little sympathy for political Islamist groups, like the Muslim Brotherhood, which he views as a threat to the ruling family's grip on power...In the run-up to Saudi Arabia's 2005 municipal elections, it was Nayef who decided that women should not be allowed to vote. Scholars say he may pursue policies that expand his base of support within security services and Islamist groups.
October 13, 2011
Irony: Saudis Open "Interfaith" Center
When the irony cannot be lost on WaPo, who then can the Saudis think they're fooling?
Saudi Arabia inaugurated an interfaith center in Vienna Thursday and its foreign minister said he hoped the spirit of tolerance embodied by the new institution will help change his conservative Muslim country, which prohibits any religion except Islam.Right, he wants the center to change Saudi Arabia .... which is why they located it in Austria.
October 10, 2011
Saudi Arabia to Try 85 al-Qaeda Members
They are just now getting around to trying those responsible for murdering foreign workers in Riyadh on 2003. Justice is swift in Islam, unless the dead are infidels.
Saudi Arabia has started to try 85 alleged members of an Al-Qaeda-linked cell which attacked three housing compounds for foreigners in the capital Riyadh in 2003, local newspapers reported on Monday.Background here.
The attacks, which took place on a single night, killed 20 people according to Saudi Arabia's official news agency, and marked the start of a violent al Qaeda campaign that included plots against military bases, foreigners and industrial and energy facilities between 2003 to 2006.
A spokesman from the Justice Ministry did not respond to calls or messages for comment about the trial.
Saudi Arabia, the world's number one oil exporter, eventually ended the Al-Qaeda campaign after arresting thousands of people suspected of aiding militants, and enlisting senior Saudi clerics to denounce Osama bin Laden's network as un-Islamic.
Those on trial are said to belong to the Dandani cell, named after Turki al-Dandani who was killed in a shoot-out with security forces in 2003, and are accused of killing and wounding 239 people in attacks on the compounds and other targets.
So do we infidels get to attend the beheadings?
September 21, 2011
KSA: Sorcerer? Off With Your Head!!
A Saudi Arabian ministry statement carried by the state news agency, SPA, stated that Abdul Hamid al-Fakki[Sudanese..ed] "practiced witchcraft and sorcery," which are illegal under Saudi Arabia's Islamic sharia law. Al-Fakki was beheaded in the western city of Medina on Monday, the interior ministry announced[...]Poor guy, he is among 42 beheaded this year.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
September 19, 2011
41 On Trial for al Qaeda Links in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is trying 41 "militants" for involvement in terrorism, mostly for links to al Qaeda and al Qaeda in Iraq.
How bad is it in Saudi Arabia? Back in April the Saudis claimed they had arrested 11,527 for terror involvement since Sept. 11th.
That's a country with a population the roughly the size of Texas with over 11,000 people arrested for terror ties in the past ten years. That's approximately 1,000 terrorists a year from a single country.
That can't be good.
May 30, 2011
What Does A Penis, Vagina & IUD Have in Common?
A Saudi cleric believed that
[googlish translate]the design of King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah, like the penis of a man and a woman's vagina, in order to touch the identity of Saudi ArabiaUmmm, k, but, isn't the cockpit on the wrong side? Or am I missing something...
BTW, I added the IUD thingy, seemed proper...
May 05, 2011
Al-Qaeda (AQAP) Member Khalid Hathal Abdullah Al-Atifi Al-Qahtani Calls Saudi Arabia: I Surrender
Al-Qaeda member Khalid Hathal Abdullah Al-Atifi Al-Qahtani, number 13 on a list of Saudi Arabians wanted abroad, turned himself in to Saudi authorities, a Ministry of Interior spokesperson told Al Arabiya.Samir Khan (aka Inshallahshaheed) watch your six, watch your six...
The spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki told the Saudi Press Agency “Al-Qahtani contacted security agencies expressing his desire to return to the Kingdom and surrender himself to authorities.”
He is thought to be the first operative to turn himself in after the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US Special Forces on Sunday in Pakistan.
April 05, 2011
Now For Something Completely Different
I just finished watching the English translation of this Saudi songwriter's video at MEMRI [Saudi Songwriter Alaa Wardi Sings of Lack of Opportunities for Facebook Generation in the Arab World: Help Me Get a Visa Before I Go Crazy!]
I checked his YouTube channel out and saw this. Besides the song, the artwork is amazing:
This is a sad song that came from deep inside me, it's what I would listen to when I'm feeling down.. Make sure your in the mood before you tune in, and I hope it reaches out to you as much it did to me :)He also has a couple of other videos where he plays Chopin Valse in C# minor, Bach Prelude & Fugue in C minor Book I, on a keyboard no less.
Thanks to Mohammed Idrei (A.Guitar) and Hakam Abu-Soud (Drums) for helping me out in this track. also Fay Khudairi for playing the flute.