1. TheCrackedJack

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/11/middleeast/saudi-arabia-breakfast-arrest-intl/index.html
    It seems situations like this can carry up to 5 years in prison from reading over the article. The woman is also reported to be arrested. Hopefully this get's enough attention to make them consider any type of charges, but I doubt they will be swayed by outside opinion. But, I hope they are both able to get out of this awful situation.
     
  2. StraySheep

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    Man, they really invite their reputation.
     
  3. Maneil99

    Maneil99
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    Truly a great nation
     
  4. Maybe Mike Pence was right.
     
  5. I'm with Canada
     
  6. Oh.
     
  7. Tagyhag

    Tagyhag
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    Why do a lot of people still want to visit Saudi Arabia? Are these laws only active for their citizens?
     
  8. Englebert3rd

    Englebert3rd
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    Disgusting government.
     
  9. Doctor_Thomas

    Doctor_Thomas
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    Saudi Arabia is a horrible place. Literally don't do anything.
     
  10. Jubbe

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    My understanding is that they don't really have a codified legal system and instead they rely on judge's literal interpretations of the Quran when determining charges and punishments. It is beyond fucked.
     
  11. iamaustrian

    iamaustrian
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, one of the best "buddies" and closest allies of the USA.
     
  12. StraySheep

    StraySheep
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    Like, I know we probably shouldn't be intervening in Middle East affairs anymore but it seems crazy that the world just lets this happen.
     
  13. Heromanz

    Heromanz
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    Irrc money trump everything there
     
  14. HazySaiyan

    HazySaiyan
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    What a stupid fucking country
     
  15. Cugel

    Cugel
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    Medieval barbarians
     
  16. tulpa

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    Because it's the location of the holiest site in the Islamic faith, where it is seen as a mandatory religious duty for people who practice that faith to make a pilgrimage to at least once in their life? Maybe that has something to do with it...
     
  17. Still in the running for the worst country on earth award, congrats
     
  18. But mainstream western media told me things were going to be great with the new prince, he is a reformer!
     
  19. CanUKlehead

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    I'm assuming he meant like a holiday destination?

    A lot of my friends like visiting Dubai, though.
     
  20. Ja-

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    The arrested man is egyptian.
     
  21. TheEnd

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    Lmao.
     
  22. Minatozaki Sana

    Minatozaki Sana
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    • User Banned (Permanent): Islamophobia.
    They forgoed any form of logic or reason just to follow outdated teachings from the seventh century. I feel sad for these mindless barbarians. Europe needs to curb Islam before this sick ideology spreads there.
     
  23. Tagyhag

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    I should clarify that I mean non-Muslims or those who just want to go for a holiday.

    Obviously the pilgrimage makes sense.

    Well shit.
     
  24. Visanideth

    Visanideth
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    They have an inordinate amount of cash and despite the issues with their culture they're businessmen.
     
  25. HyperFerret

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    I'm baffled how a country functions when something like this is considered offensive.
     
  26. That escalated quickly.
     
  27. Absolutely horrendous.
     
  28. Wackamole

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    How's the woman though? Still alive?
    I will never visit that country. There is nothing humane about it.
     
  29. signal

    signal
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    but the country looked kool in this viral tweet
     
  30. tulpa

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    I don't understand why so many people on this board express support, admiration and even in some cases love for Western politicians who have spent their entire career in power either sucking up to or directly supporting and making cover for the Saudi government and the hideous way it behaves.
     
  31. Persephone

    Persephone
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    Tell us how you really feel.
     
  32. Achire

    Achire
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    Wahhabism at work. I don't understand people who visit these totalitarian shitholes in the Middle-East.
     
  33. ReginaldXIV

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    This is a bananas post. This has more to do with men in power using Islam as a tool to keep those without power beneath them than the religion itself. There are millions of western Muslims that actively practice the faith and don't condone the culture in some of the Middle Eastern countries.
     
  34. Shugga

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    I'm surprised the woman wasn't jailed and tortured
     
  35. He'll walk.
     
  36. nampad

    nampad
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    Not the USA but the west.
     
  37. Baroque

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    I uhh, they arrested the man? Don't they usually arrest the women?

    [​IMG]
     
  38. siddx

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    She was arrested as well.

    They aren't fond of Egyptians in the gulf. He will only walk if he has the wasta (influence and connections) to get out of trouble.
     
  39. Typhon

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    Dubai is in the UAE which isn't any better.
     
  40. CastorKrieg

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    The country itself is a fascinating social construct - when I was in Dubai discussing the region's economy I learned you effectively need to duplicate all the posts in e.g. store in the shopping malls, since they are divided and e.g. male supervisor cannot go and check on the employees in the section for women.

    They also mentioned how surprisingly Saudi Arabia is the only country in the region with poverty among the nationals.
     
  41. Thunder

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    Most people go there for business , but they have gated communities where they stay with their families and get driven around. I've got a few family members that have been there for a few years , they don't seem to care much for foreigners aslong as they don't stray to far from their communities or work places
     
  42. smh
     
  43. Kaguya

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    Dubai still has a long way to go but saying it isn't any better compared to KSA which just this year allowed women to drive and is arresting someone for eating breakfast with women is just wrong.
     
  44. entrydenied

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    I think he should be exported there as a tribute of some kind. America's best specimen, well trained to fit right into the culture.
     
  45. Asmar

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    YOU SHOULD NOT ever! the situation is shit in the middle east, true. But the change must come from the inside.
     
  46. tulpa

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    Yes. The most important thing that countries in "the West" (a somewhat problematic but still accepted nomenclature, so there you have it) can do is to stop providing direct material support for governments that engage in this stuff and mind their own business. The US is already intervening: supporting the Saudi government is a form of intervention.
     
  47. Kaguya

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    Everyone who can should intervene, with proper methods though, like political and maybe mild economic pressure, calls from respected organizations, etc... Or at the least stop supporting those governments.
    Not full out wars or things things that would just make it even worse for those living here.
     
  48. Westbahnhof

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    Well, kinda. But I still feel that some outside pressure can be a huge agent for change. Especially when the change coming from inside is hardly sufficient.
    If people from the outside just went "Let's wait for them to do the right thing", who knows when women in the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden would have gotten their right to vote. Just an an example. And like others said, "intervention" comes in many forms. Not all are aggressive.
     
  49. Septic

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    Oh man this looks amazing. I can't wait to go do Hajj soon. IA!
     
  50. nismopower

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