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Saudi youth are chronically bored in a country that can't provide them with jobs and restricts their personal freedoms, one of Saudi Arabia's most well-known Internet bloggers says.
Ahmed al-Omran, aka "Saudi Jeans," says Saudi Arabia may be a model state for powerful clerics who oversee the strict application of sharia, or Islamic law, in society but for young people life can offer bleak choices.
And Islamist hardliners, or the "forces of darkness" as Omran's blog has dubbed them, have come out fighting against liberal trends in society, arguing there must be limits to change in the land where Islam was born and which contains its holiest shrines.
"They are visualizing that if we change anything this whole country will be destroyed. They view people who call for changes as people who want to destroy the country and are against religion," said Omran, who admits that society remains deeply conservative in general.
But he added: "You've got this feeling that the day will come when everything explodes. But when it does, will we be able to handle the situation?"
Originally posted by marg6043
Our government had not problem getting into the affairs of the country of Iraq and their sovereignty.
Remember that oppress regimes bring drastic behaviors as joining terrorist groups just as to get away from reality for young people that knows no better and are easily brain washed
While in Saudi, the Royal family and their children enjoy education abroad and western taste of living that only money can buy for them. The rest of the population live on a tied Islamic rule.
Remember that it was Saudi nationals in the group that orchestrated 9/11.
Originally posted by rizla
The shoring up of Saudi Arabia by the West proves spreading democracy has nothing to do with it.
And so were Egyptians, Lebanese, United Arab Emirates. All of them from Muslim countries with strict laws.
Originally posted by stumason
Egypt and Lebanon are not "muslim countries with strict laws". Lebanon is only about 50% ish Muslim. The other half Christian and other sects.
Egypt also has a huge Chritian minority. Both are secular governments.