10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” in Saudi Arabia

The worst countries to be religious

N. Korea Tops Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan as Worst Place to Be Christian

Nun: Slain Christians’ blood drained and sold: Vials from beheading victims ‘going for $100,000′

“State Dept. Criticizes Russians–Not Saudis–on Gay Rights”

China, Russia in running for top UN human rights body

Kuwaiti woman arrested for driving sick father to hospital

Saudis Release Blogger After 20 Months In Prison

Group: Saudi Activist Imprisoned For Rights Letter

Support for Saudi women drivers spooks the government

Saudi Arabia warns it will use force if campaigners protest against female driving ban

Saudi Arabia Rejects Seat On UN Security Council

Bachmann blasts Islam, CAIR fights back

    Bob Taylor at Washington Times: Responding to Christian radio host Jan Markel, Bachmann said, “We’re seeing this all across America. It’s like groups want to top each other and be the new latest, largest mosque in North America. What we’re told is that many of them are funded by the Saudi Arabians or the Qataris. And so many of these mosques’ funding actually comes from foreign countries that have interests in advancing the goals and beliefs of the violent Muslim Brotherhood.” To some that might seem to be a conspiracy theory or Islamophobia. The problem is that Bachmann is closer to fact than fiction.


  • Posted: 10/16/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: communities.washingtontimes.com

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Islam teaches peace, condemns terrorism: Hajj Sermon

Religious expert on the offer to destroy churches in the Arabian Peninsula: Wahabis got cocky

Trafficking Case Against Saudi Princess Dismissed

A Veteran Saudi Power Player Works To Build Support to Topple Assad

    Wall Street Journal: Prince Bandar—for two decades one of the most influential deal makers in Washington as Saudi ambassador but who had largely disappeared from public view—is now reprising his role as a geopolitical operator. This time it is to advance the Saudi kingdom’s top foreign-policy goal, defeating Syrian President Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies . . . The conflict there has become a proxy war for Middle East factions, and Saudi Arabia’s efforts in Syria are just one sign of its broader effort to expand its regional influence. The Saudis also have been outspoken supporters of the Egyptian military in its drive to squelch the Muslim Brotherhood, backing that up with big chunks of cash.


  • Posted: 08/27/2013
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Web-based apps pose tricky problem for Saudi monitors

USCIRF Condemns Saudi Blasphemy Sentence

Harsh ‘Blasphemy’ Sentence as Saudi Arabia Continues to Evade US Religious Freedom Sanctions

Saudi blogger sentenced to jail term and 600 lashes for insulting Islam

Turkish and Arab political Islam ‘differ in secularism’

California: Saudi Princess free on $5 million bail; charged with trafficking

Saudi Arabia Promises $5 Billion To Egypt

Saudi Youth Arrested for Allegedly “Insulting Religion”

Saudi Court Sentences 2 To Jail, Lashings For Aiding Woman’s Conversion To Christianity

Saudi Religious Police Lift Ban On Women On Bikes

Election is banned in Islam: Saudi scholar

Saudi ‘Propaganda Center’ Opens in Vienna

Saudi-Backed Interreligious Center Opens In Austria

Saudi sharia judges decry Westernizing “stench” of legal reforms

Canada: Officials say Saudi immigrants hiding polygamous marriage status not welcome

Obama family busted in Shariah scheme: Foundation funding training for Kenyan Saudi-style government

Saudi Religious Police Losing Some Powers

Interpol Hunting Saudi Christian Convert

Saudi Arabian students flock to American universities

Saudis object to Vatican bid for ‘.catholic’ internet domain

Saudi Arabia opposes .gay internet domain name

Saudi Arabia imprisons, deports 35 Christians after imprisonment

“Islam is absent in Saudi Arabia’s political system: Analyst”

Saudi warns non-Muslims: respect Ramadan or else

Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam

Saudi Arabia Reins in Its Clerics on Syria

Venezuela Overtakes Saudis to Hold World’s Biggest Oil Reserves

Trump: Obama Cut Deal With Saudis To Keep Oil Prices Low Until Election

Saudi women turned away from France for refusing to take off burkas

Melkite priest rips Western media, says rebels have destroyed churches

Kuwait court gives 10-year sentence for Twitter posting ‘insulting’ Islam, Gulf allies

Saudi might soon set minimum marriage age: paper

Saudi Arabia Bans Gays and Lesbians from School

The danger that Saudi Arabia will turn Syria into an Islamist hotbed

Turkey’s Top Muslim Slams Saudi’s Fatwah On Christians

Saudis may not send women to Olympics

European Church leaders protest Saudi fatwa for destruction of churches

Saudi Arabia moves to calm oil market

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia: ‘Destroy All the Churches of the Region’

Saudi Writer Deported Home To Face Blasphemy Charges

Saudi Arabia: News of imprisonment delayed

Australian sentenced to Saudi lashing returns home

Vienna: Saudi-backed religious tolerance center founded

A top Senate Dem says Iran plot may be act of war

Tussling over a textbook in Saudi Arabia

Saudi king overturns verdict against woman driver

Saudi woman to be lashed for defying driving ban

Saudi women get right to vote, but can’t drive yet

‘Religious persecutors’ list incomplete

Delta Airlines Will Not Facilitate Saudi Policy Requiring Travelers To Disclose Religion

Senators to Saudi king: Lift ban on women driving

Rights group wants Saudi female driver freed

Female Saudi doctor appeals to top court for right to choose a husband

USCIRF Identifies World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators: Egypt Cited for First Time

Christian Evangelist Faces Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia now forcing news bloggers to obtain licenses, promote Islam

Lost religious liberty around the world