Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Religious Police Hunt Witches on Twitter

I'll get you and your Twitter account too!

I’ll get you and your Twitter account too!

Using technology that someone else developed is not a sign of modernity. Saudi Arabia is just another example of how it’s possible to have smartphones and skyscrapers and still be barbarians. (via Religion of Peace)

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police authority has decided to launch a war against what it described as vice and sorcery accounts on Twitter inside the conservative Gulf kingdom, saying it aims to destroy all those accounts.

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice said it had formed special teams to track those accounts and arrest those who are behind them.

“We will track down all those who are behind these accounts whether they are men or women…we are determined to eliminate these accounts before they become widespread and out of control,” he said.

He said a study conducted in Saudi Arabia showed four in every network users own a Twitter account and that the total internet subscribers in Saudi Arabia are estimated at around seven million, exceeding the combined population of Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.

I wonder if Twitter will be cooperating with the Saudi Islamic witchhunters? Sorcery is no joke in Saudi Arabia where the Islamic witchhunters have been known to hand out death sentences.

  • wileyvet

    Wow. I wonder what their internet allows? Hey, Achmed, come and see the eyes on this one, and that one. And look at the legs on that camel. Ooh! Baby.

  • truebearing

    Maybe a lot of the Saudis are Friends of Dorothy.

    I can see what you’re doing here, Daniel. You’re pulling out all of the stops for that “Islamophobe of the Year” award.

    • DogmaelJones1

      I hope he gets it. I’ll applaud.

      • truebearing

        Absolutely. No doubt it’s lost on the SPLC that their attempt at character assassination is considered a badge of honor for those who value the truth.

  • Goob

    ……than a witch’s twit.

  • Softly Bob

    Kind of ironic that the Saudis believe themselves to be witch-hunters. If they were any good at it, virtually the entire Saudi population would have been arrested by now because there is no bigger form of sorcery than Islam itself.

  • defcon 4

    So, if a suspected witch or sorcerer floats is that sufficient proof for conviction?

    Where are the morally retarded lieberls in the enemedia? Where is Rachel Maddow? Where is Anderson Cooper? Where is Jon Stuart (Stweart?)? Where is Ellen DeGeneres? Where is BS O’Reilly? For that matter, where are the leaders of the free world? Where are the “moderate” muslimes?

    • truebearing

      I’m beginning to get the impression that you are one of those mediaphobes.

  • A Z

    Saudi Arabia has been forcing out guest workers. they are trying to raise their employment rate of Saudis.

    There are too many Saudis for the oil revenue to support without them working and at the same time paying foreign workers.

    In short their economy and thus their society is stressed. Therefore the accusations fly. They will use whatever is culture specific to take other resource competitors down be it with allegations of witchcraft, pedophilia (McMartin case comes to mind) or whatever

    • truebearing

      They’re going after pedophilia? Won’t that put a big dent in their male Muslim population?

      • A Z

        I mangled that paragraph rather badly.

        I meant to say, when societies (any societies) are under stress, people accuse other (competitors) of crimes intended to put the accused so on the defensive that they have no hope of winning.

        Sure you will get accusations during good times as well, but I believe you will get a significant up tick in accusation when time are bad.

        Times are bad in Saudi Arabia.

        The pedophilia charge is an accusation that instantly tars the target. I gave the example of the McMartins Daycare Center in Massachusetts. An accusation of witchcraft would not fly in America. So people reach for another charge.

        When Saudis no longer believe in witch craft, they will start accusing each other of being crypto-Christians or child molesters.

        • truebearing

          Your paragraph was perfectly understandable. I just saw an opportunity to point out the absurdity of Saudi (Muslim) “morality.”

  • De Doc

    Shades of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ The question is, which one is more humorous?

    • defcon 4

      Someone once told me that making light of islam isn’t funny, because a genocidal, Jew hating, xenophobic, fascist ideology is never funny.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”