Religion and Politics

If Saudi Arabia was involved in 9/11, at what point do we stop using their drugs?

Have you seen this? “I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia,” former Senator Bob Graham, Democrat of Florida, said in an affidavit filed as part of a lawsuit brought against the Saudi government and dozens of institutions in the country by families of Sept. 11 victims and others. Mr. Graham led a joint 2002 Congressional inquiry into the attacks. His former Senate colleague, Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, a Democrat who served on the separate 9/11 Commission, said in a sworn affidavit

Religion and Politics

Saudi Arabia has non-citizen arrested for insulting Muhammad

Interpol has been accused of abusing its powers after Saudi Arabia allegedly used the organisation’s red notice system to get a journalist arrested in Malaysia for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Police in Kuala Lumpur said Hamza Kashgari, 23, was detained at the airport “following a request made to us by Interpol” the international police cooperation agency, on behalf of the Saudi authorities. via Interpol accused after journalist arrested over Muhammad tweet | World news | The Guardian. Wow… Say, how about having the United States sign up for Interpol and other international police/governmental organizations. Freedom of Speech, a must

Religion and Politics

Well, I guess there is no choice, now. Bomb, bomb, bomb #Iran

Guess what…. Two men allegedly working for “factions of the Iranian government” have been charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington and to attack the Saudi and Israeli embassies, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. (here) Now, before anyone goes and calls for war, let’s remember that the U.S. has engaged in cyberwarfare, and we have been winning, with Iran for the past several years. Granted, this looks like a set up to get Israel involved, but I guess we’ll see what happens. I hope, and pray, that this doesn’t lead to more bloodshed. Related articles

Religion and Politics

Good for Saudi Arabia!

Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation’s women will gain the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections to be held in 2015 in a major advancement for the rights of women in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. (here) Related articles Saudi women to be given right to vote and stand for election in four years (

Society and Religion

2,000 yeard old Middle Eastern ‘Nazca Lines’

They stretch from Syria to Saudi Arabia, can be seen from the air but not the ground, and are virtually unknown to the public. They are the Middle East’s own version of the Nazca Lines — ancient “geolyphs,” or drawings, that span deserts in southern Peru — and now, thanks to new satellite-mapping technologies, and an aerial photography program in Jordan, researchers are discovering more of them than ever before. They number well into the thousands. Referred to by archaeologists as “wheels,” these stone structures have a wide variety of designs, with a common one being a circle with


9,000 year-old civilization discovered on 6,000 year old planet

Saudi Arabia is excavating a new archaeological site that will show horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian peninsula, the country’s antiquities expert said on Wednesday. The discovery of the civilization, named al-Maqar after the site’s location, will challenge the theory that the domestication of animals took place 5,500 years ago in Central Asia, said Ali al-Ghabban, Vice-President of Antiquities and Museums at the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities. “This discovery will change our knowledge concerning the domestication of horses and the evolution of culture in the late Neolithic period,” Ghabban told a news conference in

Religion and Politics

Is the Arab Spring coming to Saudia Arabia?

Saudi nationals have taken to the streets of an eastern village in Saudi Arabia to hold anti-government protests and call for an end to military presence in Bahrain. Hundreds attended the rally in Awamiyah on Saturday to demand basic human rights and freedom of expression in their country, a Press TV correspondent reported. The demonstrators urged implementation of reforms and the release of political prisoners. They also voiced outrage at the kingdom’s invasion of Bahrain — a move, which Riyadh took in March to help Manama quell anti-government protests there. via PressTV – Saudis hold anti-govt. protests. If Bahrain