Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

The traditional Islamic roots of “Islamic State”

Saudi extremism Magdi Abdelhadi says only a fundamental reform of the way Islam is preached and taught in Arab countries would drain the swamp from which the likes of “Islamic State” grow and flourish.

The abuse of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi racists abuse African Graham Peebles relates the abuse suffered by migrant workers expelled by Saudi Arabia, and argues that unless the root causes of migration are tackled, the abuse will continue, perhaps in another country.

Ethiopian migrants victimized in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia Graham Peebles highlights the plight of the Ethiopian migrants expelled by the Saudi authorities, and the indifference of the Ethiopian government towards them, but sees an opportunity for disenchanted Ethiopians to unite.

Syria – victim of foreign machinations

The Syrian massacre must stop Munzer Hindawi says the key to breaking the stalemate in Syria lies with the United States, but Washington will move only if the Syrian conflicts threatens to spill over to other countries.

Say “no” to the Saudis and their Gulf allies

Power to the people Nureddin Sabir views the Saudi role in promoting Islamist cults, criminal groups and deviant, primitive variants of Islam in Arab societies, and calls for mass actions to expose and eradicate Saudi influence.

Ethiopian migrants abused, unwelcome in Yemen

Ethiopian migrants in Yemen Graham Peebles describes the ordeal of Ethiopian migrants to Yemen and urges the Ethiopian government and donor nations to assume their responsibilities and eliminate the causes of migration and protect migrants’ rights.

Progress and the status of women

We can do it Lawrence Davidson says the fight against women’s rights – mostly but not exclusively evident among Muslim, Christian and Jewish fundamentalists – shows that progress in society is rarely continuous and never inevitable.

Arab dinosaurs play sectarian card

Saudi royals Yvonne Ridley argues that the dinosaur rulers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Arab world would go to any length, including fomenting sectarianism, to maintain their grip on power.