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.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Nightmare on Olaya Street 

Al Mamlaka (Kingdom) Shopping Center on Olaya Street in Riyadh. Opened three years ago, the country's newest and swishest Mall, as modern as anything you'll find in the world.

A group of young men relax in the Food Court.

We sat at the food court. A few minutes later, most of the employees at the mall came and sat there. They were chatting, smoking, and killing time, waiting for the prayer time to end so they can go back to their jobs.

What happened next? What dark menace with Medieval overtones made lots of healthy young men suddenly run away in terror? I'll give you a clue. It was something to do with the man in the top right corner of this blog.

Read the full gripping tale from "Saudi Jeans" here.

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