Wait a minute, hold on here WHAT!?!?!!
Hey maybe someone should tell the “Israeli Apartheid” morons protesting in front of Montreal and Australian stores that deal with Israeli made items or are owned by Israel based firms about this. I didn’t even know that in Saudi Arabia, at least until this ban is reversed, that you could not even buy property if you are the wrong flavour of muslim and certainly not if you were anywhere near the preferred kind, in this case, Sunni.
Of course its no surprise that Jews are not allowed in the KSA at all, but that kind of apartheid is the new normal. But I am shocked that the left hasn”t noticed this kind of Systemic discrimination against a whole identifiable group of Muslims!
Or is it that they have noticed, and just hoped we didn’t.
Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Saudi authorities have decided to withdraw a ruling issued by a senior religious scholar in the Kingdom which prevented the sale of real estate to members of the Shia community.
A branch of the Ministry of Islamic affairs in the Eastern Province issued a circular to mosques repealing the fatwa of the late Sheikh Abdullah bin Jibrin which prohibited the sale of real estate to Shias.
Jibrin’s decree had said it was wrong to sell property to Shias if the property was in the vicinity of Sunni families or in Sunni villages or towns.
Shia Muslims, who make up around five percent of Saudi’s 27 million-strong population, are concentrated in the oil rich Eastern Region, but there are also smaller communities in the holy city of Medina and other areas.
They are routinely prejudiced against, and face marginalization in Saudi society.
Saudi security forces have often suppressed their grievances by force, with anti-government protests by attacked on a regular basis.