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Practices of the Wahhabi sect in Saudi Arabia Monarchy; (October 14, 2009)

Using the slogan “Participate with us for a clean siteNaqa2Tube (PureTube) re-transmits YouTube in Saudi Arabia in an expunged version that edit out the videos that hurt the image of the “Royal Family” and its practices. The administrators of NaqaTube claim receiving 6,000 hits since June 2009.

Graduates from Saudi Arabia universities are 60% females but they are prohibited to work after graduation in Saudi Arabia. They have to go abroad to exercise and work in their specialties, especially to the Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Dozens of legal cabinets in Kuwait and Bahrain are owned and run by Saudi woman lawyers because they cannot practice law in Saudi Arabia.  “More women decided to get established in neighboring States” confirms the journalist Wafa Al-Dhoweian so that they may ride busses and taxis alone and even drive their own cars, and have a drink in a coffee shop if it pleases them.

Saudi Arabia keeps erecting mega institutions with the latest technologies, but devoid of any specialized personnel to run them. What you got are mega shells, monument of the failure of this most obscurantist salafist monarchy after over 80 years of absolute reign.

Saudi business men fled the Kingdom with their capital; now it is the turn of the scientists and technocrats.

The memory content of adolescents’ portables is 70% occupied with pornographic segments.

Crime has increased 14% over the last year. 60% of marriages are failures and end up in divorce.

Saudi Arabia has over 1.5 million single women of over 35 of age because of the division of sexes in all institutions and impractical means to get to even see the potential mate.

Saudi males go abroad to contract out short-term marriages or Pleasure marriage (for a month or less) with women under 17 years of age.

The Imam of Mecca, Adel Kalbani, excommunicated the Saudi Shiaa sect (residing in the eastern province) as well as the intellectuals and writers.

On week-ends, Saudis visit Bahrain to watch movies since movie theaters are banned in this “Kingdom”; 90% of the clients are Saudis.  During the shopping festivals in Dubai 40% are Saudis, and they spend around half a billion dollars.

In summer time, a quarter of the Saudis take vacation abroad and they extend their stay as long as they can afford it; they generally spend $5 billion dollars “where time passes agreeably and freedom is so present that I feel it in my sleep” affirms a 27 year-old Saudi male.

I am aware of a few of my acquaintances who practiced ascetics before taking a job in Saudi Arabia: over there, you go to work and come back to your air-conditioned apartment; there is nowhere to go. Movie theaters, and public music are banned in that State.

Contrary to all civilization, the Wahhabi sect prohibit displaying cemeteries:  Once dead, you are dead for good and you have got not to expect your descendent to pray for you in public.

You don’t find libraries selling any books, Arabic or foreign, but the Coran and the books that the sect selected to be read.

I feel that I should not mix politics in this factual post but it must be done.

Saudi Arabia sank deeper in the Dark Ages when a Wahhabi faction of “Takfir wa Hejrat” stormed and occupied Al Kaabat in 1979.  The monarch bought the services of French paratroopers to re-occupy the Holy Place in Mecca; hundred were killed in that counter-attack.

“Takfir wa Hejrat” means repentance and taking refuge away from urban centers to isolated communities for the pure Moslems abiding by the Sharia; the purpose is to wait for the coming prophesied Mahdi who is to free and unite the Moslems.

The Kingdom wanted since then to prove to its “citizens” that the Royal Family is even more conservative than the most extremists of Wahhabis.

The monarchy focused on making the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca as safe and secure:  They think that they have done their job; along with re-publishing their own version of the Coran and distributing it for free in Sunni Moslem States, and wasting the wealth on erecting Mosques in every street in their major cities and everywhere any community of Moslem requests finances for building or enlarging a Mosque.

Non Sunni religious monuments are Not to be built in Saudi Arabia.  

The US and western Europe don’t care for the injustices committed in that backward State as long as oil is produced and sold.

In fact, this monarchy is prohibited to loosen up the purse, unless the US gives the green light for disbursement of any financial aid to foreign countries, except building more Wahhabi Mosques in Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Indonesia,…

Jasmine and Rose; (October 14, 2009)

 

            Jasmine is white and smells good.

            A rose is white, yellow, pink, or red.

            A rose is beautiful and can smell good too.

            She smells better than Yasmine.

            She looks prettier than Rose.

            She is Chelsea.

 

Note: I handed my 11 year-old niece Chelsea this poem; each line in different color; I think she felt good: I got no thanks.

Orthodox Jews in Israel: Back to the Dark Ages; (October 13, 2009)

 

            The Jewish Agency, supported by the Israeli government, has launched in September a campaign to “sensibilize” Jews in the Diaspora of the risk of mix marriages; Jews were contacted via Facebook.com to refrain from processes of assimilation in their home countries.

            What do you think a Jewish Orthodox widow should do after the requisite time of mourning?  Well, she is supposed to quickly marry her brother-in-law according to the religious Jewish laws.  In case either party is not satisfied with this regulation then a “halitza” ceremony is undertaken so that the widow would spit on the shoes of the brother-in-law and then pay him a sum of money.  Otherwise, the honor of the tribe is injured and lineage of the male is at risk. An interrogated rabbi said: “This ceremony is basically destined to humiliate the brother-in-law and to punish the widow”.  This custom has not been abolished and is practiced daily amid the Orthodox Jews. This story in Shomer Masakh was transmitted by the Israeli Channel 10.

            In Lebanon, marrying in another religious sect sends the couple to Cyprus for a civil wedding to be later acknowledge by the government. Flying to Cyprus to get married is done In Israel with a twist; if one partner is not an Orthodox Jew then the couple has to go to Cyprus.  Well, yes, there are the Orthodox Jews, the reformist or liberal Jews (mostly French speaking Jews), and the conservative or traditional Jews (mostly USA and Eastern European Jews). Don’t ask me on details but you may fill me in with your comments.

            In Lebanon, only the Sunni Mufti is paid by the government (a continuation of the Ottoman period).  In Israel, all three thousand Orthodox rabbis are paid by the government.

            In Lebanon we don’t have a ministry of religious affairs though we have 18 recognized sects legally running the civil status of the citizens from birth to death.  Israel had always had a ministry for the Orthodox Jews since its creation in 1948.  This religious ministry has a substantial budget of over 100 million dollars; 500 religious building were erected exclusively for the Orthodox Jews; the other Jews have no access to these facilities.  Actually, if an Orthodox woman is being married by a non Orthodox rabbi then she is denied the visit of her hometown mikveh (Temple).

            The Orthodox Jews constitute only 20% of the Israeli citizens but they have large political and financial leverages.  This powerful minority pressure many other ministries such as Education, Construction, Housing, national infrastructure, and Defense to pay their dues to the Orthodox communities.

            The Orthodox Jew has the right not to participate in the military service if he chose to; why should he? Why should any Israeli serve three years in the army and then be summoned every year to serve an entire month as a reservist?  Why the Israeli should participate in all the pre-emptive wars just to enrich the military infrastructure and inflate the Defense budget?  Why the Israeli is forced to be a low paid mercenary for the western powers’ interests?

 

Note: This topic is an extract of an article in Yediot Aharonot, an Israeli daily.  If you have other examples, send them in.


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