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Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi is a Saudi journalist who fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and is a critic of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and the nation's de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman. He has also …
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Changing planes in Jeddah on a flight to Sri Lanka once, I emptied my pockets into a container before walking through a metal detector, and a security guard noticed a Holy Picture and threw it in the bin. When I asked him what he was doing, he replied that it was “religious propaganda, not allowed in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia” there followed an argument with a religious police (mutaween) who … More
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Ahhh, Saudi Arabia. Where being Christian is a death sentence.
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