Saudi Arabia’s oppressive religious practices detailed

This report on the religious reality in Saudi Arabia is is a masterpiece by my former AP colleague, Ben Hubbard. Considering how hard it is to report from Saudi Arabia, he does a thorough job.

Missing is the voice of the common person on the street–but that’s understandable, considering the restrictions reporters face there. He notes that non-Muslims, even reporters, are not allowed to enter Mecca, for example. This is a long, long article–and worth every minute of your time to read it.


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