Religion

Saudi Arabia’s Newest Rules Don’t Make the Kingdom Any Less Shitty
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Saudi Arabia’s Newest Rules Don’t Make the Kingdom Any Less Shitty

RIYADH — While it’s true that foreign unmarried couples are permitted to stay in hotel rooms together in Saudi Arabia, another wildly progressive step for the Kingdom, two years have passed and the ‘move towards modernity’ has yet to be met with the anticipated level of excitement from the international business community. One Western CEO commented, “OK great, now I...

Jerusalem Files for Parental Emancipation
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Jerusalem Files for Parental Emancipation

In a busy week for Middle Eastern family courts the city of Jerusalem has called for emancipation from its parents, Judaism and Islam, as well as from its weird uncle, Evangelicalism. After years of trying to negotiate peace between its parents, including a difficult period when it was passed into foster homes run by the Ottomans and the British, Jerusalem...

“A State Based on a Single Religion is Unjust,” Declare Muslim Nations
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“A State Based on a Single Religion is Unjust,” Declare Muslim Nations

Today, a group of Muslim states including the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, released a statement making clear that they view Israel’s existence as a Jewish State as being contrary to the ideals of democracy and human welfare. The statement posited, “How can a state based upon serving a single...