The diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.
In Memory of the lives of 15 Makkah Schoolgirls, lost when their school burnt down on Monday, 11th March, 2002. The Religious Police would not allow them to leave the building, nor allow the Firemen to enter.
More "Mad Mullahs" get the Push
...although of course, with our national talent for obfuscation, they are guilty of "negligence"
900 Imams Suspended for ‘Negligence’
RAFHAH, 17 March 2004 — About 900 imams and khateebs (those who lead prayers and give Friday sermons) have been suspended for negligence, said Dr. Saleh Al-Sadlan, professor of law at Riyadh’s Imam Muhammad ibn Saud University and head of the advisory committee in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.
“The reason for the suspension is that various flaws and shortcomings were noted, mainly to do with failure to do what is required of imams and khateebs,” Dr. Al-Sadlan explained. He added that seminars would be held to advise those who are detected making frequent mistakes.
Here you will notice our Saudi characteristic of "saving face". They have not been suspended for "negligence", which implies that they forgot to get the carpet cleaned. They have been suspended because they don't follow the official line, and continue to preach out against "unbelievers", "westerners", and of course "Jews". They're not very smart, because all the sermons are broadcast over a loudspeaker, and everyone in the neighbourhood can hear them. But then, who said you had to be smart to be an Imam?
The government used to allow this sort of preaching to happen all the time. Then they started to clamp down after the May 2003 bombings in Riyadh. Too late. "What ye sow, so shall ye reap".
Meanwhile, the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud University in Riyadh continues to churn out Imams by the hundreds each year, if not thousands. As if we were short of lazy parasites.