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Saudi Lawyer To File Suit Over Danish Mohammed Cartoons

A Saudi lawyer is saying he is going to file a lawsuit in England against the creators of the Danish Mohammed cartoons: UP TO 95,000 descendants of the prophet Muhammad are planning to bring a libel action in Britain over “blasphemous” cartoons of the founder of Islam, even though they were published in the Danish […]

Our “Saudi Friends” Sentence Journalist To 60 Lashes

by @ Sunday, October 25th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

For talking about sex: (CNN) — A Saudi court sentenced a female journalist Saturday to 60 lashes for her work on a controversial Arabic-language TV show that aired an episode in which a man bragged about his sex life, two sources told CNN. The court in Jeddah also imposed a two-year travel ban on Rosanna […]

Saudi Husband Lists Wife Under “Guantanamo” On Cell Phone

by @ Friday, October 23rd, 2009. Filed under Humor, In The News, Saudi Arabia

Heh: A woman is seeking a divorce after discovering her husband nicknamed her ‘Guantanamo’ on his cellphone. The Saudi woman made the discovery after checking her husband’s contact information on the phone when he left it at home one day. She’s now considering to end their 17-year marriage over the naming flap I wonder why…..

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Japan, Politics, Russia, Saudi Arabia

Sleep well tonight America, for the fate of the world rests in the hands of these men: H/T: Vodkapundit

The United Nations Is Worthless, Exhibit A

by @ Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, Religion, Saudi Arabia

A nation ruled by intolerant theocrats will be in charge of a United Nations conference on religious tolerance: UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 11 — Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich Islamic kingdom that forbids the public practice of other religious faiths, will preside Wednesday over a two-day U.N. conference on religious tolerance that will draw more than a […]

Our Supposed Allies In The Middle East

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Islam, Middle East, Religion, Saudi Arabia

If someone can please tell me the difference between the mullahs in Iran and the mullahs in Saudi Arabia, I’d appreciate it: (New York, May 13, 2008) – Courts in Jeddah should dismiss cases against a Saudi web critic and a Turkish barber charged with “insulting” Islam, an unequivocal violation of freedom of expression protected […]

Bush In Saudi Arabia: Will They Hold Hands Again ?

by @ Friday, May 16th, 2008. Filed under Economics, Foreign Affairs, Gas Prices, Oil Prices, Saudi Arabia

President Bush is back in Saudi Arabia meeting with our “friend” King Abdullah: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With the price of oil hitting record highs, President Bush will use a private visit to King Abdullah’s ranch here Friday to make a second attempt to persuade the Saudi government to increase oil production so that American […]

When Having A Facebook Profile Means A Death Sentence

by @ Tuesday, April 1st, 2008. Filed under Internet, Islam, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Technology

A Saudi Arabian woman was the victim of another insane honor killing recently for the “crime” of having a Facebook profile: A young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father for chatting on the social network site Facebook, it has emerged. The unnamed woman from Riyadh was beaten and shot after she was discovered […]

Saudi King Pardons Rape Victim

by @ Monday, December 17th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Islam, Religion, Saudi Arabia

The King of Saudi Arabia has pardoned the rape victim who was sentenced to 200 lashes for being in public with a man: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has pardoned a female rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes for being alone with a man at the time of […]

Saudi Arabia: As Uncivilized As Ever

by @ Sunday, November 25th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Islam, Religion, Saudi Arabia

Last week, I wrote about the case of a Saudi woman who was sentenced to flogging and prison time after being raped. Now the Saudi government is trying to justify the brutality of its 12th Century justice system: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi Justice Ministry announced that a girl gang raped by seven […]

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