Posts Tagged ‘wife’

Dissent in Saudi Arabia

July 12th, 2012 Comments off
Alkhair says it became much more difficult to gather as a group after Kashgari’s arrest. Many of his guests used to congregate informally, at different coffee shops around Jidda, but they no longer feel it is safe to do so. Their most frequent hangout, Bridges Cafe, was recently raided by the religious police, and has been closed indefinitely. And that’s when Alkhair began hosting the meetings in his living room. He insists on keeping them open to the public, and has published his address and phone number online, even though it has put him and his wife in a vulnerable position. Alkhair says they woke up a one morning to a small fire lit outside their apartment door. “I didn’t ask for revolution, I didn’t ask to change the system I just have my small house and a lot of young people, I just speak freely in Twitter, a very basic thing in the world, in other countries, so why do you punish me?”
The government has targeted Alkhair. He has just emerged from a month-long investigation by the Ministry of the Interior. Alkhair says the process involved two or three meetings a week with an investigator at the Ministry’s head office in Jidda, where intense questioning lasted up to eight hours. His investigator probed him about his weekly salons, his Twitter account, and whether or not he would ever take his criticisms to the streets in protest. At the end of the month, he was charged with “disrespecting the judicial system” and could face a year in prison if convicted.
Despite his own uncertain future, Alkhair is optimistic that freedom of speech will continue to grow, both online and outside the walls of his living room. “In just 10 years I have seen young people become very brave, and I wonder what will happen in the next five years, I think a lot will happen.” As one week’s meeting winds down, Alkhair and his wife pile up the empty teacups and he describes one of the last interrogation sessions he went through before receiving his charges. “I did not know how long these interrogations would last, so I told my investigator I was going on a hunger strike until they finished” He smirks as he repeats the investigator’s reaction. “He said, ‘fine’ then asked me nicely not to tweet about it.” Alkhair says little victories like that give him hope for the future.” (thanks Sultan)

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And now for a message from the First Lady of Al-Qa`idah

June 10th, 2012 Comments off
I am not making this up: Ayman Adh-Dhawiri’s wife sends a message to Muslim woman congratulating them on the “Islamic spring” and calls for planing “love of death” in children by their mothers.  Kid you not.  

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Maradona blasts ‘cowards’ after wife attack

March 30th, 2012 Comments off

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona blasted fans as “cowards” on Thursday after he rushed from his dugout to the stands to rescue his girlfriend from an ugly confrontation, media reports claimed.

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Video of Cairo 1938

March 20th, 2012 Comments off

Nursing a sick wife and working on manuscripts so posting will be occasional at best; meanwhile, via the excellent CairObservera video of Cairo scenes from 1938:

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Did bin Laden's jealous eldest wife betray him to CIA

March 10th, 2012 Comments off

ISLAMABAD – As Pakistani authorities filed charges against Osama bin Laden's three widows for illegally entering and living in the country, a probe by a retired Pakistani army official has revealed th
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Reform that Obama and Hillary can be proud of

November 10th, 2011 Comments off
“Atgaa, 10, and her sister Reemya, 8, are about to be married to men in their 60s. Atgaa will be her husband’s fourth wife. Their wedding celebrations are scheduled for this week and will take place in the town of Fayaadah Abban in Qasim, Saudi Arabia.  The girls are getting married because their financially struggling father needs the money that their dowries will provide: young girls of this age can fetch as much as $40,000 each.  Many readers might be shocked at this news. How can it be legal? The answer is that Saudi Arabia has no minimum age for marriage, and it is perfectly legal to marry even an hour-old child.”  As for as the US is concerned, they can marry at age 3 as long as the House of Saud continues to serve US and Israel.

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‘Now that you ‘punished’ UNESCO, what of most of the World who voted in this ‘regrettable’ way? The only thing is that it upsets Israel!’

November 2nd, 2011 Comments off

This guy is better, tougher & has more humanity than most Arabs! And Victoria Nuland you ask? Wife of Neocon Robert Kagan!

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The new Egypt: how did Turki bin `Abdul-`Aziz’s wife die?

June 10th, 2011 Comments off
Egypt the family of Hind Al-Fasi is now calling for reopening the investigation of the death of Hind Al-Fasi, the wife of Prince Turki bin `Abdul-`Aziz–the one Sudayri prince who had to leave the kingdom following his marriage.  He is now back in Saudi Arabia.

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Mubarak’s wife to give up assets

May 17th, 2011 Comments off

Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt’s ousted president, agrees to hand over assets to the state, after being held in a corruption probe, officials say.
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Mubarak’s wife detained in Egypt

May 13th, 2011 Comments off

Suzanne Mubarak, wife of the ousted Egyptian president, is detained for 15 days pending further investigations into corruption allegations.
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