A Saudi man was arrested by the religious police on Wednesday after he was spotted walking in a major street in the capital Riyadh with a placard saying “Free Hugs.”
More than 2 million Muslims gather in the holy city of Mecca every year for the Hajj pilgrimage. Every adult Muslim is expected to perform Hajj once in his lifetime, and some pilgrims bring their children with them for the journey.
Saudi Arabia’s religious police patrol streets and shopping malls to enforce Islamic conduct in the conservative kingdom, ensuring gender segregation and that women are “properly covered.” However, this woman was not going to take it.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. BuzzFeed’s Sheera Frenkel reported this week that activists are launching a new campaign to lift the ban.
This man thought it would be romantic to propose to the woman of his dreams in the middle of a mall in Dubai.
It would be an understatement to say that Anti-American sentiments in Egypt have been on the rise recently. This song is the latest example.
Dawood al-Sherian is a Saudi journalist who hosts a daily show on MBC television to discuss issue of interest to the public. Some people really love him. Some people really hate him.