Submitted by Daisy (United States), Mar 1, 2006 at 18:58Submitted by Kay, Mar 1, 2006 at 07:24
Kay: what do u mean by "enslaved infidel sex slaves" ?!?
D. "Slavery and human trafficking
The nations of the Arabian peninsula were among the last to outlaw slavery. Despite this formal prohibition, stories of slavery and human trafficking continue.
In 1962, Saudi Arabia outlawed the practice freeing about 10,000 slaves out of an estimated 15,000-30,000. Slavery was ended by neighboring Qatar in 1952, the Yemen Arab Republic in 1962, the UAE in 1963, South Yemen in 1967, and Oman in 1970. Some of these states, such as Yemen, were British protectorates. The British left South Yemen without forcing it to give up slavery, but did pressure the UAE into giving it up. In 2005, Saudi Arabia was designated by the United States Department of State as a Tier 3 country with respect to trafficking in human beings. Tier 3 countries are "Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so."
See also Human trafficking in Saudi Arabia."
K. stop chatting rubbish, u are obviously making up lies now.
K. Also, yeah, only muslims are allowed in a certain holy part of Saudia Arabia, not ALL of it is restricted to non muslims.
D. Religious freedoms
Main article: Status of religious freedom in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia forbids missionary work by any religion other than Islam. Officially all religions other than Islam are banned and churches are not allowed. Unofficially the government acknowledges that many of the foreign workers are Christian and on Aramco civilian compounds, foreign Christians are generally allowed to worship in private homes or even hold services at local schools provided that it is not spoken of in public. This is a degree of unofficial tolerance that is not given to Judaism, or Atheism. In theory, the government can search the home of anyone and arrest or deport foreign workers for owning religious icons and symbols, i.e. a Bible, or rosary. Yet, this generally does not occur on the Aramco compounds and the most common policy for foreign Christians is similar to the United States Armed Forces policy for homosexuals (Don't Ask, Don't Tell). The government tolerates the presence of Christian workers as long as they remain discreet and in the closet. Christian religious services are generally permitted to occur on Aramco compounds, but public displays of non-Islamic religions symbols, even Christmas decorations, can get foreign workers into trouble.
"Freedom of religion does not exist," the U.S. State Department's 1997 Human Rights Report on Saudi Arabia states. "Islam is the official religion, and all citizens must be Muslims. The government prohibits the public practice of other religions." "It is absurd to impose on an individual or a society rights that are alien to its beliefs or principles," Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz declared at the U.N. Third Millennium summit in New York City, New York on 6 September. Foreigners must conform to local practices in public. Conservative dress is expected, especially for women who travel to rural areas. Shops and restaurants close five times a day for prayer, and public displays of foreign religious or political symbols are not tolerated. During Ramadan eating, drinking, or smoking in public during daylight hours is prohibited.  Foreign schools are often required to teach a yearly introductory segment on Islam."
K. What about places like Jerusalem where the Jews aren't letting muslims live in peace? Sure there is no law to prohibit muslims from entering the place, but the Jews over there are making there own laws. Laws that including killing and torturing the muslims both mentally and physically.
D. Muslims have been given every incentive to succeed in Israel. The failure of Islam is the responsibility of Muslims to grapple with: Kay, it's your problem. When your problems get projected onto others prepare yourselves to have them hurled back -- forcefully if necessary.
K. I rest my case.
Kay, you have no case.
However, if you'd like to learn more about the Fatherland of Islam, Saudi Arabia .. go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Saudi_Arabia
You may have some difficulty with this source since it relies on facts ... not conspiracies. Nevertheless, the facts speak for themselves: Saudi Arabia is a major human rights abuser.
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