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Your Daily Muslim: Abdel Aziz Khoga

Your Daily Muslim: Abdel Aziz Khoga

The stereotype that the elderly are technologically incompetent is of debatable veracity, and Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Media and Culture Abdel Aziz Khoga is a leading argument for the stereotype’s validity. Like most of Saudi Arabia, he stays up with modern trends by reading the seventh-century novel titled The Qur’an, which was possibly written during […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdul-Latif Aal ash-Shaykh

Your Daily Muslim: Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdul-Latif Aal ash-Shaykh

Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdul-Latif Aal ash-Shaykh has a name longer than that of everyone in the average extended family, and he’s absolutely insane to boot. As Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, he has issued numerous fatwas (Islamic edicts) on subjects from the destruction of churches to Pokemon. He’s missing an eye, but […]

Your Daily Muslim: Iyad Ag Ghaly

Your Daily Muslim: Iyad Ag Ghaly

Iyad Ag Ghaly never grew out of the adolescent rebellion phase. In the early 1990’s, he was a resistance leader against the government of his native Mali. After the resistance, he continued to build up a following and was appointed as one of Mali’s diplomats to Saudi Arabia. He currently runs Ansar Dine, a terror […]

Your Daily Muslim: Muhammad Saad al-Beshi

Your Daily Muslim: Muhammad Saad al-Beshi

The following post contains graphic descriptions of violence. Reader discretion is advised. Bound. Gagged. Blindfolded. Hopeless, yet surrounded. Muhammad Saad al-Beshi’s victims cry, but no one will see their tears. Even if someone did, no one would care. As Saudi Arabia’s leading executioner, al-Beshi has killed hundreds who have been sentenced to death for such […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abd al-Qader Shiba al-Hamad

Your Daily Muslim: Abd al-Qader Shiba al-Hamad

Saudi Islamic cleric Abd al-Qader Shiba al-Hamad (not to be confused with Shiba Inu, a breed of dog) is a soulless bastard, and not just because he has ginger facial hair. A teacher at the al-Nabawi mosque in Medina, al-Hamad teaches children about the Qur’an – specifically, the violent anti-gay passages in the Qur’an. The […]

Your Daily Muslim: Kamal Subhi

Your Daily Muslim: Kamal Subhi

Driving is something most of us in the west take for granted. In Saudi Arabia, it’s become a major issue: women aren’t allowed to drive. If a woman is caught driving, she is arrested and lashed for this grievous offense. I can understand not allowing women to drive in the name of safety, but Saudi […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abdullah Daoud

Your Daily Muslim: Abdullah Daoud

Babies are sexy beasts. So sexy, in fact, that men feel an uncontrollable urge to rape them. At least, this is, according to Saudi sheikh Abdullah Daoud. Horny and unable to keep his hand out of the proverbial cookie jar, Daoud issued a fatwa in an attempt to curb the temptations he was facing: baby […]