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Lisa Dupuy (NRC 24 januari 2018): ‘Bij de schoonheidswedstrijd voor kamelen is botox verboden

In Saoedi-Arabië ontkomen ook de schoonheidswedstrijden voor kamelen niet aan de moderniteit: twaalf kamelen werden uit de competitie gehaald vanwege botox.

Saoedi-Arabië lijkt de laatste weken de deur naar het Westen op een kiertje te hebben gezet, maar tradities blijven er evengoed belangrijk en krijgen een moderner tintje.’

 

  • Een achtergrond-geschiedenis van Saudi-Arabië en de regerende dynastie

Het Saudi koningshuis in het zonnetje gezet / Saudi Monarchy Exposed

Wat ze liever niet in de openbaarheid gebracht zien worden / ‘What They Don’t Want You To Know
Published on Dec 28, 2016′

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHS6RUcqqdA

(vrije, parafraserende, vertaling) Ondanks de niet-aflatende brute campagne en strenge media-censuur van het koninkrijk Saudi Arabië,  proberen activisten de barbaarsheid van het regime aan de kaak te stellen, net als het naargeestige imago waar het respecteren van mensenrechten betreft. Dit doen de activisten ondermeer via sociale media en middels deze recente documentaire.
Het Verenigd Koninkrijk (Engeland) staat onder toenemende druk om meer uitgesproken te zijn, en nadrukkelijker,  in zijn publieke veroordeling van S-A’s schending van de mensenrechten. Dit laatste omvat het uitgebreid toepassen van de doodstraf en het met voeten tereden van rechten van de vrouw.

‘House of Saud documentary exposes the royal family who rules the Saudi Arabia. Despite the kingdom’s relentless brutal campaign and strict media control, activists have tried to expose the extent of the regime’s barbarity and dismal human rights record through various means, including social media and this recent documentary.
The UK government has been under increasing pressure to be stronger in its public condemnation of Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses. This includes its notoriously poor record in relation to women’s rights and its extensive use of the death penalty, which has risen rapidly in recent years and has seen even young activists placed on death row.’

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW_ruKBuVzk

Leonard Becnel   Published on Jul 25, 2017

(vertaling) Het Saudi regime is erger dan de heidense Arabieren van Mekka. Het gebruikt onwettig verkregen/verboden (haram) rijkdommen, die zijn geperst uit de moslim geloofsgemeenschap, om zijn (van het regime) heerschappij uit te breiden  / ‘ Saudi Regime is worst than (Pagan Arabs of Mecca) using Haram or unlawful Wealth obtain from blood of Muslim Ummah for Expansion of Area around Holy . During the end of times, Shaykh Imran Hosein predicts that when Imam Mahdi appears, the Saudi army will be one of the armies that will attack the army of Imam. Speaker=Sheikh Yasir Qadhi Search For Grand Mosque Seizure on WIKIPEDIA.’

 

Filipe Pacheco:  ‘Alwaleed’s Kingdom Gains Most Since 2014 After Prince Is Freed ‘ / Bloomberg, January 28, 2018

‘Kingdom Holding Co. surged after its chairman, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was released from the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, which served as a prison for billionaires and princes since the nation started its anti-corruption campaign in November.

His departure from the hotel, along with other prominent Saudi businessmen, marks the end of the first phase of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s anti-corruption campaign. Hundreds of suspects were arrested or summoned for questioning, including some of the country’s richest men. The government expects to reap more than $100 billion from settlements with detainees in exchange for their freedom.’

 

Al Jazeera (28 Jan 2018): ‘Is the anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia over?

Several of Saudi Arabia’s princes and businessmen who were held in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh for months have been released.
They were arrested for alleged corruption, and were freed over the past few days after reportedly giving in to certain demands.
One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent businessmen, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was among them.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been the driving force behind the arrests.’

 

Reuters (January 27, 2018): Transcript of Reuters interview with Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

 

 

Tom Holland – historicus  –  https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Holland_(auteur)

De weggemoffelde en verborgen geschiedenis van de Islam / ‘The Suppressed & Hidden History of Islam

Published on Oct 20, 2013

(samenvattend signalement) In sommige landen verboden. Een doorgewinterde Britse geschiedkundige probeert archeologisch bewijs te vinden voor het bestaan van de zogeheten Arabische profeet [Mohammad] van de islam, los van de koran en hadith.

De details van Moh.’s leven die als waar en canoniek zijn overgeleverd, …….. zijn een creatie van politieke gisting uit een tijd/periode lang na dat de profeet geleefd zou hebben.

Banned in some countries. A UK seasoned history author attempts to find archaeological evidence for the alleged Arabian Prophet of Islam outside of the Qur’an/Hadiths having access to latest findings, venturing to the lands in question seeking hard key historical evidence. Also, R. Spencer’s book “Did Muhammad Exist?” review; “Essentially, Spencer maintains that the Arabian empire came first, the theology came later.” He concludes: “A careful investigation makes at least one thing clear: The details of Muhammad’s life that have been handed down as canonical—that he unified Arabia by the force of arms, concluded alliances, married wives, legislated for his community, and did so much else—are a creation of political ferment dating from long after the time he is supposed to have lived. Similarly, the records strongly indicate that the Qur’an did not exist until long after it was supposed to have been delivered to the prophet of Islam.” “Did Muhammad exist? As a prophet of the Arabs who taught a vaguely defined monotheism, he may have existed.

But beyond that, his life story is lost in the mists of legend, like those of Robin Hood & Macbeth. As the prophet of Islam, who received (or even claimed to receive) the perfect copy of the perfect eternal book from the supreme God, Muhammad almost certainly did not exist. There are too many gaps, too many silences, too many aspects of the historical record that simply do not accord, and cannot be made to accord, with the traditional account of the Arabian prophet teaching his Qur’an, energizing his followers to such an extent that they went out and conquered a good part of the world.” (pp.214-215)

(parafraserende vrije vertaling) Moslims kunnen in woede ontsteken om dit boek, maar dat doet niets af aan de feiten die worden gepresenteerd. Islam wordt geacht een godsdienst te zijn die wortelt in de geschiedenis. Islam wordt verondersteld een goddienst van rede/redelijkheid te zijn. Echter, indien de geschiedenis de aanspraken van de islam niet bevestigt/valideert, is het dan geen tijd voor moslims om de legitimiteit van islam te heroverwegen?

‘How will Muslims respond to this book? Some may seek to curse the author. They may respond in outrage. But that will not disprove the facts presented here. Islam is supposed to be a religion based in history. It is supposed to be a religion of reason. But if history will not support the claims of Islam, is it time for Muslims to rethink the legitimacy of Islam? Blind commitment to the teachings of the local imam will not be enough in this age of instant information and verification of facts” http://www.answering-islam.org/author…   

 

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