Saudi detains dozens for “plotting to celebrate Christmas”

This needs wider publicity than it is going to get. H/T Magic Martin

From Al Akbar:

(Photo: Reuters – Larry Downing)

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saudi religious police stormed a house in the Saudi Arabian province of al-Jouf, detaining more than 41 guests for “plotting to celebrate Christmas,” a statement from the police branch released Wednesday night said.

The raid is the latest in a string of religious crackdowns against residents perceived to threaten the country’s strict religious code.

The host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an Asian diplomat whose guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims. The host and the two Muslims were said to be “severely intoxicated.”

The guests were said to have been referred to the “respective authorities.” It is unclear whether or not they have been released since.

The kingdom, which only recognizes Islamic faith and practice, has in the past banned public Christmas celebrations, but is ambiguous about festivities staged in private quarters.

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3 thoughts on “Saudi detains dozens for “plotting to celebrate Christmas”

  1. I don’t suppose that this will change the Left’s view of Islam. They’ll come out with the same crap that they always do and claim that Saudi oppression is a ‘cultural thing’ and has nothing to with Islam. They’ll claim that tyrannical Islamic nations do not understand the real Islam and that tyranny exists in these nations because of poverty, Western imperialism and all the other baloney they can muster.
    Of course, Saudi Arabia is the ‘home’ of Islam and has some of the most scripture-knowledgeable clerics in the World, but according to Leftist imbeciles, the Saudis frequently ‘misunderstand’ Islam.
    Of course, then again, the Leftists probably won’t give a toss about what is happening in Saudi Arabia as the likelihood is that most of them hate Christianity and probably don’t care about Christian festivals such as Christmas.
    Of course, it would be a different story if the same Leftists weren’t allowed to celebrate their own bastardised versions of Christmas – what, no more partying, no more alcohol, no more freedom to chat-up the local sluts?
    As the saying goes, ‘you don’t realise what you’ve got until you lose it.’

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