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Saudi Arabia's persecution of 'witches'


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#1    redhen

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:49 PM

The next time John Kerry or any other U.S. "statesman" goes to visit our dear allies in Saudi Arabia, I hope that they might bring up the issue of human rights, specifically the Saudi's persecutions of "witches". A witch hunt in Saudi Arabia is not a metaphor. They take their war on witches as seriously as the war on drugs in the U.S.

Accusations of witchcraft are increasingly being levied at foreign maids, as a way to cheat them out of wages. Naturally, the penalty for witchcraft is death. I invite all the UM witches, druids and shamans to voice their opposition to this medieval mentality. With "allies" like this, who needs enemies?


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:02 PM

The Saudis, along with most countries and cultures in the Middle East, treat their women worse than they treat their pets.  Women have few rights and are generally considered property to be dealt with however the "owner" sees fit.  Unbelievable in the 21st century that women's rights have progressed so little in certain societies.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

But everyone knows the Saudi's are our friends, and they buy lots of guns and tanks and aeroplanes from us!

Morality and ethics are never convenient to the Saudi's, why should they be convenient to us?

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

*reminds myself to cover up my pentacle tattoo if I ever visit these countries*!!


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

View PostMoon Gazer, on 22 August 2013 - 03:05 PM, said:

*reminds myself to cover up my pentacle tattoo if I ever visit these countries*!!

Better to just not visit. Don't give 'em your money.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

Its hard to believe an entire society can be that backwards.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

View PostHilander, on 22 August 2013 - 04:15 PM, said:

Its hard to believe an entire society can be that backwards.
And mind boggling that the rest of the world doesn't understand that they want ALL OF US to live that way.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:57 AM

View Postand then, on 22 August 2013 - 05:13 PM, said:

And mind boggling that the rest of the world doesn't understand that they want ALL OF US to live that way.
what's really sad is that up until about 200 years ago, they were the advanced peoples of the world.
Sad how times have changed.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 23 August 2013 - 07:57 AM, said:


what's really sad is that up until about 200 years ago, they were the advanced peoples of the world.
Sad how times have changed.
How true!  Personally, I've never forgiven them for creating Algebra (I think)  :)

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