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The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

A lot has been written and debated about the tragic and inexcusable events in Mecca which has claimed close to one thousand souls with many more injured. We don’t know what the final tally is, because currently the Saudi official sources have stopped reporting the numbers. Hajj, of course is one of the five pillars of Islam and is demanded of every Muslim to perform once in their lifetime if they are capable to do so. …

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Ahhh, so romantic!

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Or at least it would have been somewhere other than in our big neighbour to our east… Saudi groom slapped by mother on wedding night The groom’s mother became so upset that she hit and insulted him A Saudi groom was slapped by his mother on his wedding night when he tried , in a romantic Cinderella-inspired touch, to put a shoe on his bride’s foot. “The shocked mother was so infuriated by the sight of …

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And let THAT be a lesson.

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Here ye! Hear ye!You do bad bad stuff in Saudi and you’re a foreigner, you get your ‘ead chopped off. But if you don’t believe that, then, well, y’know, the very contemporary authorities in the other Magic Kingdom have devised quite a novel approach to deter those who contemplate jiggy-jiggying with it and do some “bad stuff” as determined by their impartial and equitable and divine and – well – just Saudi justice system. Like this:

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Blinkered Horizons

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The contrast of the romantic drippings of the apparently hugely popular dubbed Turkish soap Gümüs and the criminal bombings in that country yesterday as well as those in Iraq and India which left over 100 dead and many more injured, cannot be brought more into focus than the exclusive and vociferous condemnation of the television serial by the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia – its highest religious authority: Stars of Turkish soap irritate Saudi religious authorities …

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Welcome home Fouad!

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Saudi Jeans reports that Fouad Al-Farhan has been released from custody after a 137 days incarceration, held without any charges. We don’t know the details of his release and what he had to give up or sign for the authorities to finally let him go, I suspect we will hear his stories quite soon – I hope. In any case, I am very happy indeed for his release. Welcome home Fouad! …

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