|21. Index ranks Middle East freedom [11/18/2005] Ref #11553|
There is a wide range of democratisation across the Middle East, a survey by a leading research and advisory firm has found.
|22. Saudi teacher to be lashed for "mocking Islam" [11/13/2005] Ref #11551|
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a teacher to 40 months in jail and 750 lashes for "mocking religion" after he discussed the Bible and praised Jews, a Saudi newspaper said on Sunday.
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|23. Saudi Arabia - International Religious Freedom Report 2005 [11/8/2005] Ref #11674|
The country is a monarchy with a legal system based on Islamic law (Shari'a). Islam is the official religion, and the law requires that all citizens be Muslims. The Government does not provide legal protection for freedom of religion, and such protection does not exist in practice. The public practice of non-Muslim religions is prohibited. The Government recognizes the right of non-Muslims to worship in private; however, it does not always respect this right in practice and does not define this right in law.
|U.S. Department of State|
|24. Kingdom’s Religious Wrongs [4/25/2005] Ref #11675|
Before boarding his flight to Crawford to meet with President Bush Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah presided over the arrest of 40 Pakistani Christians on Friday. Their crime? The Pakistanis were caught praying in a private home in the capital Riyadh in violation of the state’s strictly enforced religious law that bans all non-Muslim worship.
|Nina Shea | Nationalreview Online|
|25. State Department - Foreign Terrorist Organizations list [3/23/2005] Ref #10545|
Foreign Terrorist Organizations are foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities and pressuring groups to get out of the terrorism business.
|U.S. Department of State|
|26. NEW REPORT ON SAUDI GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS IN U.S. [1/22/2005] Ref #11451|
WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2005- Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom released today a new report exposing the dissemination of hate propaganda in America by the government of Saudi Arabia.
|27. Ancient History": U.S. Conduct in the Middle East Since World War II and the Folly of Intervention [11/29/2004] Ref #11296|
Review of U.S. Middle East policy since the 1956 Suez Crisis.
|Sheldon L. Richman | Cato Institute Policy Analysis|
|28. The Independent State of Arafat [11/9/2004] Ref #11233|
Assessment of two years of PA rule, citing critical shortcomings
|29. Response to Egyptian Human Rights reports [11/4/2004] Ref #11213|
|30. Driving While Female [11/1/2004] Ref #11207|
In November 1990, a group of Saudi women held a "driving protest" regarding the Saudi prohibition on women driving.
|Maureen Dowd | The New York Times|