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Witches, black magic and superstitions in Saudi Arabia.

Posted in Islam,religion,religious police,Saudi Arabia,Uncategorized by Save the Women! on December 28, 2011

Witch hunts are not a thing from the past? Not in the kingdom! They still find and kill witches here!!! As in the dark ages of Europe  the charges are often made up, or the so called withces are just simple tricksters.

Saudi Arabia is a very religious country so superstition and believes in witch craft is still fully alive here. Many tricksters make up potions and claim to have ”magic” powers. \And many people believe them and pay them lots of money. It pays off to claim magical powers. It is typical that in the kingdomthe witches who are caught and beheaded will be women or foreigners. That does not mean that there are not saudi men who claim to be magical but if they have enough important customers they will keep them out of harm.

 

 

It is scary to live in a country where people really belive witches exist. \And where they really have witch trials and kill people for something so silly. Not only do people here really believe in witches, they also believe in spirists called Jinn. the Jinn arein the Quran, because Mohammed believed in them and so they must exist.

Also people believe in the ”evile eye”. And they are always worried that jelous people will send them the evil eye or bewitch them.

It is very important you nevr praise anthing, especially not children, without putting many mashallah’s in between your sentences. Otherwise you will force your friends or family to give you the object you admire so that you won’t curse them. Or they will have to spend a lot of time praying to protect themselves and their children fom your evileye.
I am very insulted by this. But superstition is so strong and if you want to keep people around you happy you must remember to always put mashallah behind every sentence you utter to praise.

From the news:

An accused witch, Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar, was beheaded in Saudi Arabia earlier this week. She had been convicted of practicing “witchcraft and sorcery,” according to the Saudi Interior Ministry. Such a crime is a capital offense in Saudi Arabia, and so Nassar was sentenced to death. Nassar’s sentence was appealed — and upheld — by the Saudi Supreme Judicial Council.

Nassar, who claimed to be a healer and mystic, was arrested after authorities reportedly found a variety of occult items in her possession, including herbs, glass bottles of “an unknown liquid used for sorcery,” and a book on witchcraft. According to a police spokesman, Nassar had also falsely promised miracle healings and cures, charging ill clients as much as $800 for her services.
The woman was the second person to be executed for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia this year. A Sudanese man was executed in September.

The most prominent witchcraft case came in 2008, when a Saudi court slapped a death sentence on Ali Sabat, a Lebanese television personality on a religious pilgrimage to Medina, for making psychic predictions on a Lebanon-based satellite channel (the picture above shows Lebanese human rights activists fashioning a mock gallows outside the Saudi embassy in Beirut to demand Sabat’s release). Sabat’s lawyer told NPR that the Saudi religious police arrested Sabat after recognizing him from television and pressured him to confess to violating Islam if he hoped to return

a look at the kingdom’s past witchcraft cases suggests the bar for proving someone guilty isn’t very high. Witch hunting is fairly institutionalized in Saudi Arabia, with the country’s religious police running an Anti-Witchcraft Unit and a sorcery hotline to combat practices like astrology and fortune telling that are considered un-Islamic. they even have a hotline you can call to turn somebody you don’t like in to the police.

The Anti-Witchcraft Unit was created in order to educate the public about the danger of sorcerers and “combat manifestations of polytheism and reliance on other Gods,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The belief in sorcery is so widespread in Saudi Arabia, that it is even used as a defense in criminal court cases. Last October, a judge accused of receiving bribes in a real-estate project told a court in Madinah that he had been bewitched and is undergoing treatment by Quranic incantations, known as ruqiyah, a common remedy for the evil eye.

In an interview the cartoonist Jaber noted, that most sorcerers both inside and outside the kingdom were charlatans that take advantage of illiterate citizens who believed they were afflicted by the evil eye. He said that such beliefs were more prevalent among older, rural and often illiterate individuals than with younger, educated Saudis.
“A while ago my arm was hurt and I couldn’t draw,” the cartoonist said. “Many older people told me that I must have been afflicted by the evil eye and should be treated by a Sheikh.” (so if a sheikh does magic it’s suddenly ok?)
“It’s a matter of ignorance,” Jaber added. “If people were more educated they wouldn’t believe in this.”

The evidence arrayed against witchcraft suspects typically revolves around statements from accusers and suspicious personal belongings that suggest the supernatural, in a country where superstition is still widespread. In 2006, for example, an Eritrean national was imprisoned and lashed hundreds of times for “charlatanry” after prosecutors argued that his leather-bound personal phone booklet with writings in the Tigrinya alphabet was a “talisman.”

A year later, Saudi authorities beheaded an Egyptian pharmacist who had been accused by neighbors of casting spells to separate a man from his wife and placing Korans in mosque bathrooms. “He confessed to adultery with a woman and desecrating the Koran by placing it in the bathroom,” the Saudi Press Agency reported, adding that books on black magic, a candle with an incantation “to summon devils,” and “foul-smelling herbs” had been found in the pharmacist’s home.

The cases against alleged witches also frequently involve sting operations conducted by religious police. According to Amnesty International, a Sudanese migrant named Abdul Hamid bin Hussein Moustafa al-Fakki — executed in Medina in September for “sorcery” — was first arrested in 2005 when an undercover agent for the religious police asked him to produce a spell that would cause the man’s father to leave his second wife, which al-Fakki allegedly offered to do for $1,600. The Saudi Gazette tells a story of a female religious police agent who entrapped an elusive witch by expressing a desire for her husband to be turned into an “unquestioning obedient man.”

There’s evidence that the cases may involve coerced confessions and miscarriages of justice as well. Human Rights Watch chronicles the plight of an illiterate Saudi woman named Fawza Falih who was beaten, forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not read, tried without a lawyer, and sentenced to death for “witchcraft, recourse to jinn [supernatural beings], and slaughter” of animals after a man accused Falih of rendering him impotent and authorities found a “foul-smelling substance,” a white robe with money inside it, and another robe hanging from a tree in or near her home.

There is no codified law in saudi arabia and judges can make up punishments as they like.

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The view is getting dim

Posted in Islam,religious police,Saudi Arabia,women by Save the Women! on December 3, 2011

Muttawa update:

Now prince Sultan is dead prince Naif is next in line for the throne of KSA. Naif is ery able in keeping inland security, and very conservative. You know what that means in KSA! Now a while ago the CPVPV got a lot of money and expensive cars and equipment which made them happy. Now they are even more happy. If Naif (nikname Nasty Naif) becomes the king the mutts will rule!

In anticipation they are all over the place as never before. Usually in Jeddah they are rare, but now you see them everywhere. And to celebrate their future supremacy they have now a new rule:

If a woman’s eyes are deemed too sexy the muttawas can now order her to veil her eyes too. That makes it difficult to see in front of you but women should be locked up in the home anyways. And if she has to be let out it is better if she doesn’t see much of the outside world. That will only give her ideas of freedom.

So useful to show your personality!

I wonder if not sunglasses are good enough to hide our sexy eyes? They are easier to see through. Why does it have to be such oldfashioned things as cloth? Why do they not invent something which could be impossible to see inside and it airconditioned as well? |And which gets women to where they need to be?

Oh,  that has been invented allready. It is called a car.

And guess what? Women are still not allowed to drive a car. Because the latest reason they made up: if women drive cars then there will be no more virgins. And all the men will become homosexual.
(secret: a lot, really a lot, of Saudi men have homosexual relation allready!)

Stoning

Posted in honour killing,Islam,politics,rape,religion,religious police,The Evil that Men do,women by Save the Women! on June 25, 2010

(edit: I changed the photo with a still from a movie)

One of the really barbaric punishments in Sharia law is stoning.
Stoning is a death sentence by barbaric long drawn out torture.

The Stoning of Soraya M (movie)

I have read that according to Iran’s Islamic penal code, men convicted of adultery should be buried up to their waists and women up to their chests for stoning.  favoured when it comes to stoning!
The little detail is that: to make the fun of stoning more interesting for the murderous mob of sick evil men there is one way of escaping death: if the victim manages to get out they escape death.

So they give the men a hell of an advantage here. Because you wouldn’t want a woman to escape! Actually, eyewitnesses have reported that in the rare cases a woman does manage to get out she gets shot.
Because a woman is always sinful? Because they don’t want to disappoint the men? Imagine having to let the poor guys go home without the pleasure of seeing a woman die. Imagine the detrimental effect on the women folk if they were to hear about a woman who escaped? Women might start to think?

Women in misogynist religions/cultures only exist to please the men. By being sex-objects, by being punch balls, and by being the dying entertainment at a barbaric mob killing.
Sharia law makes this very clear in its wicked satanic bias against women.

Any religion, any religion! which supports the sick male idea that women are second rate and should be treated as such is evil! And definitely MAN made!

Another ”divine” rule is that stones shouldn’t be large enough to kill the victim immediately.
The idea is slow death by painful torture. What if the victim would escape pain and suffering and die immediately? That clearly would not please Allah.
What kind of god puts up rules to kill and having them tortured while they are dying?
What kind of god rises up his subjects into a frenzy of mob-tortuous-killing???
What kind of god takes pleasure in evil?
Not a ”compassionate god” If you read the sharia law you can only come to the conclusion Allah is a mean misogynist little man. Not a god at all. A small-minded misogynist man. And lets not forget we got the religion of Islam by the word of one man.

There is nothing divine about a religion, or law, which singles out women as the evil ones, the stupid ones, the ones to be forced into insane covering and beaten and blackmailed and disregarded and raped and tortured and killed for the entertainment of men.
There is also a psychological angle to the mass effort needed in stoning or beating a woman to death. It bonds the men together. it proves to them that women are inferior. And if they felt any doubts about the morality, or evil done: they are made accomplices.

Any religion/culture which endorses this is sick.
Is backward.
Is barbaric.
Is following Satan.
not God.

The Muttawa Human Rights Division

Posted in Islam,religion,religious police,Saudi Arabia by Save the Women! on October 6, 2009

Before you loose control and roll on the floor laughing

Never mind this travesty. This violation of logical thinking.
This really is from a proper media report.

religious policeSaudi Arabia’s vice police is planning to set up a human-rights division among its ranks. Supposedly in order to improve its image.

The Saudi Al-Watan reported that the commission was planning to restructure itself. A spokesman for the commission, ‘Abd Al-Muhsin Al-Qafari said the most important feature of the restructured commission would be the creation of an administration for field matters, restructuring the legal administration and creating new units, among them one that will deal with human rights.

This new unit will begin operating shortly under the direct supervision of the commission’s director and it will deal with human rights “in accord with just Islamic principles and international rights treaties.”

Wajiha Al-Huweidar, A Saudi human-rights activist, said the move was nothing short of hypocritical.

“Since when is interfering in people’s private lives part of the human-rights agenda?” She asked The Media Line rhetorically. “It reflects what they do. They harass people all year long and during Eid holidays they give away candy to people.”

“The religious police know very well that most Saudis want to see them disappear from streets and public places, because they only represent aggressiveness and oppression,” Al-Huweidar said.

“I think the Saudi government has realized that its reputation is damaged worldwide because the religious police and its image are ruined among Saudis, so now they are trying to beautify this repressive institution by using a new slogan…The religious police have to understand their time is over and they have to go.”

The decision to set up the human-rights unit coincides with several cases for which Saudi religious authorities are coming under scrutiny from human-rights organizations.

A 23-year old woman was sentenced on Saturday to a year in prison and to 100 lashes after she was gang raped. The court in Jeddah accused her of adultery, according to a report in the Saudi Okaz, and found her guilty of trying to abort the baby, since she was pregnant as a result of the rape. She will reportedly be lashed after delivering the baby.

This is not the first time cases of this nature have come up and similar stories in the past have drawn criticism from human rights organizations such as Amnesty International.

The Al-Watan website carried several angry and surprised responses to the decision to set up a human-rights division within the commission.

“What about the commission’s role in fighting deviant terrorist ideology, or is that not considered a vice?” asked Abdallah, apparently in response to the periodical clamp downs on certain ways of dressing. “Perhaps the term ‘vice’ refers only to pants, burqas and hair that shows beneath the hijab?”

“This is the best joke in history,” wrote A-Salihi. “The commission and human rights? How can two opposites sit together! Get real. The commission and its activities go completely against human rights and freedom.”

The whole concept is a joke!

It is like the Klu-Klux-Klan setting up a ”rights for blacks-division”. It really is. Nobody in their right mind would believe that. And so nobody will believe that the ha’ja will ever protect human rights. They will not even protect human life.
Not when it’s female human life.
Let’s not forget: This is the same organisation who chased innocent girls back into a burning building because they did not wear the abaya!

religious police fire victim