Saudi Arabia, a place where one can visit the 7th century and not be in a museum. KGS
THE SAUDI NOOSE
TSN: Sounds like witchcraft to me,
so start looking for a new maid
NOTE: Question is, why did she think her Saudi employers needed to like her more? Sounds like typical Saudi abused maid syndrome. No doubt, and real soon, we will be hearing of yet another asian maid on trial for her life.
Emirate 24/7: An Asian housemaid who was caught fouling the drinking water for her employers in Saudi Arabia told police she did so to make them love her, a Saudi newspaper reported on Sunday.
The 32-year-old maid was caught by her employer as she was adding dirt to the water tank at the house in the eastern town of Tarut, the paper said.
“He took her to the police and she told them that she had done so because this will make the family love her and also make them love each other more…she said this is practiced in her country,” the paper said without indentify the maid.
It quoted police spokesman Lt Colonel Ziad Al Ruqaiti as saying housemaids should be continuously watched by their employers as some of them “indulge in witchcraft and other illegal practices.”
Nearly one million maids from Indonesia and other Asian nations work in Saudi Arabia, the largest Arab economy and the world’s leading oil exporter.
Let us hope the oil runs out sooner rather than later for the Saudi dictatorship. Having lost the top spot in oil production to the Russians it is a downward slope from now on. One hopes that these fine hard working women take their stories to thier homelands and publicize them as much as possible. Thankfully when the oil runs out these stories will be looked back upon with the historical frame of reference only. Until then all we can do is publicize these terrible stories.