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Saudi wants son-in-law who killed son beheaded

Saeed Al-Zahrani  Adnan Al-Sahbrawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — A Saudi citizen said he has not been able to stop crying after his son-in-law killed his son over a family dispute. The murder, which took place in a small town in Al-Baha province called Qilwah, centered around the killer’s treatment of Saeed Al-Zahrani’s pregnant daughter, whom … Continue reading

Obama’s Kiss of Death to Saudi Arabia

Marc Langfan The kiss-of-death (In Italian: Il bacio della morte) is the sign given by a mafia boss to a family-mob-member that signifies that the specific family-mob-member has been marked for death.  Marlon Brando, playing Don Corleone, made it famous in the “Godfather” movies. Obama has just given the Saudis a kiss-of-death, and the Saudis know … Continue reading

US Hiding Report on Radical Saudi School Textbooks

Pressure on Obama, ahead of Saudi trip, to reveal extensive report on traditionally anti-Semitic textbooks kept under wraps since 2012. By Ari Yashar US President Barack Obama stands poised to visit Saudi Arabia later in the month, to discuss “countering violent extremism” among other things. However, a report has revealed the US has kept secret an … Continue reading

Saudi girl in movie-style rape saga

An 18-year-old Saudi girl who knew a man through Facebook finally agreed to his request to see him near her house in the Gulf Kingdom late night. As the two talked until dawn just outside the house in the western Saudi town of Makkah, the girl’s father suddenly came out and headed for the nearby … Continue reading

Saudi religious cop caught at illegal party

By Staff   Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested one of its members at an illegal mixed-gender party along with several other participants. Members of the Commission for the promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice raided a rest house in the capital Riyadh following a tip-off and arrested guests at a party attended by men … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood

by Joseph Puder Reuters reported on March 7, 2014 that Saudi Arabia had formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a terrorist organization. Apparently the Saudis view the MB with a great deal of suspicion and mistrust, seeing the organization as too “republican” and anti-monarchist. According to the Qatari Daily News, the Hamas regime in … Continue reading

Saudis ban kids named Benjamin

Kingdom releases list of 50 names parents can no longer give to children By Lazar Berman Saudi Arabia released a list of 50 names, including Binyamin, Maya, and Linda, that parents are forbidden from calling their children, the Gulf News reported. The banned names are either blasphemous, non-Arabic or non-Islamic, or contradictory to the kingdom’s … Continue reading

Saudi religious police level ancient graves

Members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police razed what some residents believed was part of their heritage. (File photo: Reuters) Al Arabiya News Residents in Saudi Arabia’s southern city of al-Baha were angered by the Saudi religious police’s decision to level an ancient graveyard to the … Continue reading