I dragged these out because I enjoyed writing them and they are representative of a side of Saudi that rarely is shown to the outside world. Click on the header of each for a link to the actual post.
In Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in general, people strongly believe in the supernatural world. This world that we believe in is different right down to its roots from the supernatural phenomena in the rest of the world. There is no emphasis on ancestral spirits or ghosts of dead people. To us dead people are dead and its final, and supernatural phenomena is due to the existence of another dimension that is peopled with creatures called Jinn. This post explains the common beliefs held by most Saudis regarding this.
This post explains why it is that the status quo regarding women rights is maintained.
This is about the tribal divisions and traditions within Saudi society.
This is on how some Saudi men make use of the cultural restrictions on women by manipulating vulnerable Saudi women into giving up their photos and blackmailing them with the photos in exchange for sex.
This is a translation of the illogical rhetoric that those supporting the ban repeat over and over and over…