Saudi Arabia: the Kingdom of malevolence

Welcome to Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom of malevolence
‏بالله عليكم .. هل هذه الحالات تعيش في مجتمع إنساني؟
‏يغتصبها والدها فتحمل وتسقط ويؤجرها الخ .. ومصيرها السجن المؤبد!!

Translation : Oh come on…is this the living state of a humane society? She gets raped by her father, becomes pregnant and has a miscarriage…and gets life imprisonment!!

This woman’s crime? Having sex before marriage, (zina) and having a miscarriage, which they think constitutes as abortion. It’s impossible to describe how sick this is. This woman’s life has been ruined. She is the victim of rape, incest and has suffered a miscarriage. And she is treated as a criminal. Welcome to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is known for its barbaric laws and treatment of humans. It is arguably the worst place to be Ex Muslim, as well as constituting a death penalty, it’s near impossible for a female Ex Muslim to leave the country, as the requires explicit permission from her delegated male guardian.

Ex Muslims live with the guilt of their beliefs, and in some sense ‘betraying their family’. They also live in constant fear of their apostasy being found out, and then losing their life. The Saudi Ex Muslim female described this as ‘terrifying’. She is fearful of the death penalty and other consequences. ‘Yes, and knowing that I can’t leave and that my family will beat me till i’m unrecognisable if they find out.’

I’ve encountered Western Muslim apologists who say the death penalty for apostasy is simply a result of political matters, that it’s a political statement. I approached the Saudi girl with this question about how she feels when people state this, and her reply was succinct and straight to the point. ‘ Learn about your prophet, see how barbaric your so called holy book is.
The penalty for apostasy is in the Hadiths, not just something a government made up.
“Malik related to me from Abd ar-Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Abd al-Qari that his father said, “A man came to Umar ibn al-Khattab from Abu Musa al-Ashari. Umar asked after various people, and he informed him. Then Umar inquired, ‘Do you have any recent news?’ He said, ‘Yes. A man has become a kafir after his Islam.’ Umar asked, ‘What have you done with him?’ He said, ‘We let him approach and struck off his head.’ Umar said, ‘Didn’t you imprison him for three days and feed him a loaf of bread every day and call on him to tawba that he might turn in tawba and return to the command of Allah?’ Then Umar said, ‘O Allah! I was not present and I did not order it and I am not pleased since it has come to me!'”

— Al-Muwatta, 36 18.16

“A man embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism. Mu’adh bin Jabal came and saw the man with Abu Musa. Mu’adh asked, “What is wrong with this (man)?” Abu Musa replied, “He embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism.” Mu’adh said, “I will not sit down unless you kill him (as it is) the verdict of Allah and His Apostle.”

— Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:89:271’

This Saudi girl has been forced to wear a niqab since the young age of 13, and it must be unbearable in the hot middle eastern climate. She says ‘ I actually liked it at first, i felt that i was obeying God. But now I absolutely hate them for making me wear it, they took away my childhood and i’ll never get it back’.

Saudi Arabia is not a paradise. It is a kingdom. A kingdom of misogyny, sexism and violence. A country that adopts the world’s worst religion in every aspect. It’s customs, laws and culture are primitive and backward because it’s wholly Islamic.
It is a country that thrives on oppression, that considers the female sex the greatest weapon and enemy. I think because they are afraid. Afraid of what they’ll see, what they’ll find if they give women autonomy and a voice. If they let them remove the black niqabs that shroud their face. Afraid at the fact women might have intelligence, independence and might reject the Saudi way of treating them like intellectually challenged inferior domestic creatures. They are afraid what women have to say might shatter their narcissistic evil world. Which is all the more reason why women need a voice.

The Saudi girl, who for the sake of anonymity purposes, I will use the pseudonym Amina, tells me most of the females in Saudi are in favour of abolishing male guardianship, but the males are very against it and label those who are for it as whores.

I will close this post by saying:

To the girls of the Middle East: Be immodest, rebel, disobey, and know you deserve to be free
Mona Eltahawy

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2 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia: the Kingdom of malevolence

  1. Saudi Arabia is not islam. Saudi Arabia was formed in 1932, Prophet Muhammad received revelation in the 600s. Please stop using blaming Saudi Arabias crimes on Islam. Indonesia with over 1 billion muslims is perfectly fine. Islam was the 1st religion in the history of the world to give women their rights. Freedom to run a business, freedom to own property, and many more. In fact the Prophet (SAW) was employed by Khadijah radi allah anhu. It pains me to see you leave islam for the actions of a kingdom. The kings daughters and nieces don’t wear hijab and his sons and nephews spend millions on worthless items and drink. They do not represent islam. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) treated women with immense respect. You will never find a man that treats women the way the Prophet (SAW) did. And i notice you are an atheist now. I hope you believe still believe in the existence of Allah. I am muslim from Minnesota,U.S, and i have 3 sisters and hundreds of women i know. Women in my community are successful and they can pursue what they want in life. My parents treat me and my sisters equally because that is what islam says. This is islam. Islam never says women should stay at home there whole lives then get married, backwards PEOPLE say that. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said in his last khutbah “Treat women kindly”. That was one of the last words that ever came out of his mouth. I follow the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his teachings not Saudi Arabia or any other backwards “Muslim” country. And i hope you reply so we can have a discussion about this. I would very much like to here your views.

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    • Saudi Arabia represents Islam the best. Muhammad, since he wasn’t a prophet, never received revelations in the 600’s, it would be closer to the truth to say, he made them up at his will in the 600’s. I will blame Islam for Saudi’s crimes, since they follow it to the letter. Indonesia is not a fine country, far from it. Your guess of population of Muslims in Indonesia is laughable, a billion is way too high. Please research facts first. Islam never gave women rights, women in pre Islamic Arabia were freer. Don’t spew this inane false rhetoric at me. You draw upon khadijah, but she had her business before Islam, so that makes no sense. I didn’t leave Islam because of Saudi, I left because I simply hate your religion. It isn’t perfect, it’s shockingly depraved. Saudi Royal family are hypocrites, but the way they treat their citizens is Islamic. Your prophet married Aisha when she was 6, had 11 wives, pushed Aisha in the chest, and had sex slaves. That’s not immense respect, sweetie. I sincerely hope I never find a man who treated women the way Muhammad did, or he’ll get a punch in the face. I’m an atheist. I reject Allah, as he’s imaginary. As for you saying women are equal, look at 4:34 of your Qua’ran. This is why Muslim feminists get laughed at, it’s pathetically pitiful. Muhammad in his last sermon said women are ‘like domestic animals, who do not possess anything for themselves’. Cherrypicking is a bad habit. Don’t reply further if you’ll subject me to such inane and time wasting religious rhetorics, it saps my patience.

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