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Women’s Liberation Meets Islam

3 October, 2010

I have said for years that if islam is to change the women will change it. Muslim men have all the rights and zero incentive to change. Almost every muslim woman that stops by here pretends that women under islam are respected and have more rights than western women. Maybe a few of them will read the truth from their sisters overseas.

3 Oct, 10, (AFP) RIYADH – Women in Saudi Arabia are fighting back against tribal traditions that make them hostage to the whims of their fathers and male guardians who alone can decide who their future husbands will be.
-The women have to pretend the issue is tribal and not islamic or they are doomed to fail. Their real problem was mohammed’s abuses towards women. His actions have been used to justify a system wide abuse for generations. I do not think that these women have a snowballs chance in hell of changing things but I have to admire them for trying.

Faced with a lifetime of being forced to remain single, an increasing number of Saudi women, many of them university graduates with good jobs, are going to court to dispute their fathers’ refusal to sign off on their marriages.

In July, a Medina court rejected a 42-year-old doctor’s petition to override her father and brothers’ refusal to allow her marriage to a surgeon she works with, because he did not belong to their tribe.

The court ruled that the father was justified, and that she was not being obedient by trying to marry someone outside the clan.

“Unfortunately we have a strange paradox in society, where young girls only 10 years old can be married, but an adult woman can be prevented from marrying for illogical reasons,” Suhaila Zainal Abidin of the National Society for Human Rights told AFP. University professor Amal Saleh agreed.
-Catch that? They have zero problem with the forced marriages of children (really rape) but want absolute control over older women. At least a few are starting to demand change. (more…)

Saudi human rights activist in prison for ‘annoying others’

20 July, 2010

Chances are that we will see bloggers being arrested in the US before long. Only those that fear the truth fear freedom of speech. The ironic thing here is this is a free speech issue. Islam, like the saudi government, cannot stand up to scrutiny.

Caryle Murphy, Foreign Correspondent, 20 July. 2010
RIYADH // A prominent Saudi human rights activist detained for more than a month is being investigated for allegedly “annoying others” with his online essays that criticise government officials and Saudi religious scholars, according to his legal representative and a family member.
-I wonder how long I would have received.

Mekhlef bin Daham al Shammary, 57, who is being held in Dammam General Prison, was arrested on June 15 while on a visit to the east coast city of Jubail where he had been having dinner with a friend, 80km north of Dammam.

He has not yet been formally charged, but “annoying others” is the accusation in his prison file, said Ibrahim al Mugaiteeb, founder of the Dammam-based Human Rights First. “He is a prisoner for a crime that is not even defined,” added Mr al Mugaiteeb. “‘Annoying others.’ To me that’s a very funny and obscure accusation.”
-Actually it is no surprise that he has not been charged, the surprise is he has not disappeared. (more…)

Showdown with Iran: Saudi Arabia Gives Israel the Green Light; Obama Still Holding Up Traffic

11 June, 2010

Just a heads-up:

Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites
Hugh Tomlinson –

Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal.

In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran. To ensure the Israeli bombers pass unmolested, Riyadh has carried out tests to make certain its own jets are not scrambled and missile defence systems not activated. Once the Israelis are through, the kingdom’s air defences will return to full alert.

“The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way,” said a US defence source in the area. “They have already done tests to make sure their own jets aren’t scrambled and no one gets shot down. This has all been done with the agreement of the [US] State Department.”

Sources in Saudi Arabia say it is common knowledge within defence circles in the kingdom that an arrangement is in place if Israel decides to launch the raid. Despite the tension between the two governments, they share a mutual loathing of the regime in Tehran and a common fear of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “We all know this. We will let them [the Israelis] through and see nothing,” said one.

"I see NOTH-I-I-I-N-N-NG!!!"

The four main targets for any raid on Iran would be the uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Qom, the gas storage development at Isfahan and the heavy-water reactor at Arak. Secondary targets include the lightwater reactor at Bushehr, which could produce weapons-grade plutonium when complete.


Saudi man accused of rape, tells court, ‘Hey, I’m just a gigolo’

13 April, 2010

From our you just can’t make this stuff up department. The old he asked for it excuse will probably result in a lengthy stint in prison for our Saudi friend. He is actually lucky he was not charged in Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is punishable by death. Perverts like this give other gay muslims a bad name.

BY Melissa Grace, 13 April 2010, Daily News
Hey, I’m just a gigolo. That’s how a Saudi national is defending himself against charges he sodomized an older Manhattan man.

“It was rough sex for money between two consenting adults,” defense lawyer Henry Asbill said in opening arguments Tuesday.

Naief Al-mateiry is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 69-year-old consultant he picked up outside a gay bar.
-This gets tricky, old mohammed was a pervert and serves as the perfect role model for all muslims men. Old mo raped children and dead women but frowned on older men. This case would tie up a sharia court. (more…)

Saudi Arabia: 12-Yr-Old Bride Mysteriously Drops Petition for Divorce to 80-Something Pedophile Cousin

2 February, 2010

Under threat of violence, perhaps?

12-year-old bride drops petition for divorce
Walaa Hawari | Arab News

RIYADH: A 12-year-old girl who was married off to an 80-year-old man in Buraidah has dropped her request for a divorce just one day before a court hearing to annul the marriage.

[BTW – If I recall correctly, she was married to her 80-year old cousin when she was only 10.  Obviously, the Arab News doesn’t want to reveal that little tid-bit.]

A source at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) said the girl, her mother and legal representative came to court and withdrew the request.

The girl failed to appear in court on Monday when the hearing was originally supposed to be heard. Her legal representative did not provide a valid reason for her absence.

The HRC, which had formed a committee to investigate the marriage, was stunned that the girl had dropped her request. “No one really knows the real reason behind the change of heart,” said the source, adding that although the HRC cannot interfere in people’s personal lives, it would continue lobbying for a minimum marriage age.

The case has attracted a lot of interest. The girl’s father married her off to his 80-year-old cousin in exchange of SR85,000 in dowry money. However, the girl’s mother, who is separated from her father, accused the man of raping her daughter.

The girl had also told a local journalist over the phone that she “doesn’t want him, save me.” When the mother’s lawyer failed to get the marriage annulled, she brought the case to the attention of the Kingdom’s media.

Saudi Arabia has signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which defines a child as any person under the age of 18. Article 16.2 of The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which Saudi Arabia is a signatory of, states that “the marriage of a child shall have no legal effect, and all necessary action, including legislation, shall be taken to specify a minimum age for marriage and to make the registration of marriages in an official registry compulsory.”

The Kingdom, which ratified the convention in September 2000, did so with the stated reservation that “in case of contradiction between any term of the Convention and the norms of Islamic law, the Kingdom is not under obligation to observe the contradictory terms of the Convention.”

[Therein lies the lie;   Obviously,  because Muhammad married 7-year-old Aisha and consummated the marriage when she was just 9-years-old and, because the Qur’an allows for marriage to children, the Saudi government knew full well that by putting an Islamic “get out of jail free” clause in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, they were signing a worthless document.]

The girl’s father and the registrar who conducted the marriage said they went ahead with the marriage, as there is no law prohibiting it. The father also claimed he based his judgment on the child’s physical development and not her age.

[Which means she finally had her first period…]

On his part, the groom said he had not done anything wrong and that “the contract is valid and meets all marriage conditions.”

Flood Kills Hajis in Saudi Arabia

28 November, 2009

Allah, or…God Almighty?

Photos of Tragic Saudi Arabia Hajj Flash Floods
Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Associated Press says that at least 100 have been killed by flash flooding in Saudi Arabia Wednesday that affected the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that is ongoing this week. Given these pictures uploaded this morning from Photo Gallery user addhna, I would think that death toll would continue to rise in this terrible tragedy; this article says that 350 are still missing.

The Associated Press says:

“The official says rescue teams were looking for possible survivors from the downpours that caused heavy flooding in the coastal city of Jiddah, the main entry point for the millions of Muslims performing the annual hajj pilgrimage. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the media.”

Obama’s Granny and Propaganda Tool makes the Hajj.

25 November, 2009

Dropping in on the rock is a requirement for islamic minions if they are of good health and can afford it. I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with exploiting the elderly for propaganda purposes. At 87, granny is not capable of walking around mohammed pet rock once – much less seven times. The hajj is full of stupid ceremonies designed to keep the insane from figuring out that islam is a sham. The unwritten story is who paid for grannies trip and why?

Mecca, 25 Nov. (AKI) – The grandmother of US president Barack Obama has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the ‘Hajj’ or Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, a Saudi daily said on Wednesday. Sarah Obama, 87, is being accompanied by a nephew and Obama’s cousin, Omran.
-Made trip-check, male relative escort-check, propaganda that the obama’s are pious mulsims-check.

On Wednesday Sarah Obama was in the valley of Mina with an African delegation, according to the Saudi daily Okaz.

Obama, the mother of the American president’s father, lives in a village in Kenya and is one of the many guests of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.
-Well now we know whom but why? Could it be as simple as encouraging more tourist dollars-nah, not that simple. Anothor question-why didn’t obama pay for the trip? He has money. He let grandma down; at 87, she should be done with this requirement. It seems obama takes about as good of care of his family as he does our country. (more…)

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