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Saudi women selling tissues on streets for a living

Saudi Gazette RIYADH — Many Saudi women have resorted to selling tissues on the streets to provide for their families, Al-Eqtisadiah daily reported. This trade was usually the domain of expatriate children at traffic signals, but has now become a daily routine for many Saudi women. Such women sit along streets for more than eight … Continue reading

Israel offers full rights to all

By Hamad Amar “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” former U.S. President John F. Kennedy famously said at his inaugural address in 1961. These immortal words, meant to inspire societal and national contribution, are completely lost on Arab Israeli leaders like Ahmad Tibi. In his piece on … Continue reading

Pakistan TV host defends show that gives away babies

AFP// In the battle for TV ratings, Pakistan’s top channels are making money out of Ramadan by broadcasting round-the-clock chat shows mixing prizes, charity and prayer. As the top-rated show fends off allegations of poor ethics for giving babies to childless couples live on air, producers tell AFP that there is nothing wrong with blending … Continue reading

Notes on Counterjihad

By Bruce Bawer “Counterjihadist.” If you had told me a couple of decades ago that this would be one of the many labels that would someday be attached to my name with some regularity, I would hardly have known what to say. Counter what? What jihadist? But then these are strange times. On the evening … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Foreign domestic workers warned that they must respect Islam

Remember: in Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform their behavior to accommodate Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform their behavior to accommodate Muslim sensibilities. “Domestic workers in Saudi warned to respect Islam,” from Al Bawaba, July 17: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday new rules to grant some rights to foreign domestic workers, but … Continue reading

Minister calls on Twitter, Facebook to avoid ‘double standards’ in Turkey

ISTANBUL Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım has appealed for social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter not to apply double standards in Turkey with regard to cooperating over the cyber crime issue. AA photo Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım has appealed for social media companies such as Facebook … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Women can work in restaurants

DAMMAM — Women can work as waitresses in restaurants run exclusively for females and families. “Such jobs are not a violation of the Islamic rules,” Chairman of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) Abdullatif Al-Alsheikh told the Dammam-based Alsharq newspaper on Wednesday. “Women can work as waitresses, cashiers and cooks … Continue reading

UK: Britain capitulates to jihad

In a striking blow against freedom, the British government has banned us from entering the country. Muhammad al-Arifi, who has advocated Jew-hatred, wife-beating, and jihad violence, entered the U.K. recently with no difficulty. In not allowing us into the country solely because of our true and accurate statements about Islam, the British government is behaving … Continue reading

Pinkwashing Islam and Anti-Israel Homophobia

By Daniel Greenfield I don’t want to go too far down the rabbit hole and anything involving leftists playing complicated games with language usually qualifies. So I just wanted to highlight a brief excerpt from James Kirchik’s larger piece on Sarah Schulman’s descent into insanity. First some context; Sarah Schulman is a gay rights activist … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia plans to block WhatsApp within weeks

After trying to ban Viber earlier this month the kingdom appears to be making a greater push for more control over cyberspace as Internet and smart phone usage soars Reuters Saudi Arabia plans to block Internet-based communication tool WhatsApp within weeks if the US-based firm fails to comply with requirements set by the kingdom’s telecom … Continue reading

Watch the Good Guys and Leave the Terrorists Alone

Barack Obama alleges that snooping is in the nation’s best interest because it is a powerful tool needed to keep Americans safe from dangerous terrorists. Yet, taking political correctness to a whole new level of lunacy, mosques, where terrorist types like to mingle with likeminded people, are currently off-limits to spying, snooping, and undercover stakeouts. … Continue reading