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Saudi Arabia Forces Couples to Divorce over “Racial Inferiority”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 21, 2014 @ 4:55 pm In The Point | 39 Comments

Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery in 1962 after pressure from President Kennedy. JFK wanted the Saudis to hold elections. The Saudis, who weren’t as influential in American policy as they are now, gave him slavery, at least officially. Unofficially, Saudis continue to own and sell slaves, sometimes even over the internet.

Islamic Saudi clerics insist that slavery is a part of Islam and Saudi Arabia is an Apartheid state that discriminates against Afro-Saudis who make up 10% of the population.

Blacks, who make up around 10 percent of the population, are banned from judgeships — as are women and Muslims who observe a different version of the faith — because the monarchy’s religious tradition still views blacks as slaves, other Muslims as heretics, and women as half human.

There is only one word to describe such a system: apartheid.

There has been some opposition to Saudi Arabia’s racist Apartheid state.

The Saudi opposition has been lobbying in the United States to oppose racism in the Gulf Arab kingdom.

The opposition institute said its target was Deputy Saudi Foreign Minister Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah, son of the king and deemed an architect of Riyad’s policy against the estimated three million blacks.

“The Saudi monarchy bans blacks from many jobs including diplomats, judges, security officers, ministers, mayors, senior clerics, and heads of government departments,” the institute said on Sept. 16. “The Saudi Foreign Ministry bans blacks from all diplomatic positions. That’s why none of you have met a Saudi black diplomat before.”

“The monarchy bans black women from appearing on television or working as on camera reporters, and from many low-level jobs such including school principal,” the institute said. “There is not one single black school
principal in Saudi Arabia.”

And now there is this troubling story about racial inferiority in marriages in Saudi Arabia.

In three months, 14 lawsuits have been filed calling for breaking of marriages by relatives who thought the husband and the wife are not socially equal. Some judges and lawyers do believe there are merits to these claims. Many legally married couples were divorced, as an afterthought, because somebody discovered that one or the other was not good enough based on his or her bloodline.

Before these cases reach the courts, pressure is used against both parties to divorce voluntarily. Threats of economic and social boycott is typically used. In some cases, violent acts are committed. If, however, both are resisting and insisting on staying together, then any family or tribe member has the right to take them to court.

The judges will then call on the “less equal” party to bring his/her proofs of equality — family trees, tribal historians, documents, witnesses and others. If these evidence were not satisfactory, then it is up to the judge to order the forced separation of husband and wife.

Custody of the children is usually given to the “racially superior” parent.

The Saudis probably shouldn’t value their racially superior bloodline that much. It doesn’t seem to be too healthy.

In some parts of Saudi Arabia, particularly in the south, where Mrs. Hefthi was raised, the rate of marriage among blood relatives ranges from 55 to 70 percent, among the highest rates in the world, according to the Saudi government.

The health results are everything that you would expect.


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