Stories about Islamic Kingdom

Is uncovered hair a more deadly sin than murder itself, Saudi Arabia?

A woman named Malak Al Shehri posted a picture of herself on Twitter in Riyadh recently. The issue was that she wore no hijab or abaya in it – a punishable crime in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The backlash on social media was immediate with some asking her to be executed while others demanded she be imprisoned and lashed. “Kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs” was one of the suggestions. Another demand was, “We want blood!” Translation of those tweets:"We want blood"."Kill her and throw her body to the dogs"."The least punishment for her is beheading her". — Anon ...

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They feared him. They hated him. They wanted him dead.

They feared him. They hated him. They wanted him dead. His name was Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, and his reformist voice threatened the very foundation of a family business disguised as an Islamic Kingdom. In 2008, The Guardian described him “as the most popular Saudi Shia cleric among local youth”. Following his arrests, thousands flooded the streets in Saudi Arabia, in what was an unprecedented event for the country. On the surface, his means were reportedly peaceful. In 2011, he told the BBC he preferred “the roar of the word against authorities rather than weapons… the weapon of the word is stronger than bullets, because authorities will profit from a battle of ...

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