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Is it? I know at least two countries which got nothing to do with Islam!
Brazil and Jamaica
He didn't say that only Muslim nations had it in their flag.

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Green is colour of Islam. All have it in their flag.
Egypt? Qatar? Bahrain? Somalia? Tunisia? Yemen?

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Re: What do you think about Saudi Arabia?

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Hell.
Oh come on now, you should support your fellow Arab


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Not a very nice place for women to live
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I think it's sad that Saudi Arabia doesn't let women vote and drive cars (rural areas being an exception), if the women don't want to vote or drive that's fine but they should be given the opportunity/choice, same goes with better education I also think minimum age marriage laws should be introduced. I could go on and on.

The climate is harsh but from what I've read you have interesting fauna
Three rights the women in Saudi Arabia doesn't have:
1- Driving.
2- Job opportunities.
3- Right to vote (but there is nearly nothing to vote for here ) and participation in politics.
If women here can get these three things then their life will be perfect.
Their chances in high education are equal to males but most of them get a degree and end up without a job.
There is an improvement in number of jobs for Saudi women right now but the ban on driving should be lifted very soon.


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I think the region has a long and fascinating history. I'm not Islamic, but I find the secular history of Muhammad very interesting.
If people look more into the history they will respect it and understand it much more.


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It's a fascinating place, with interesting rules and history. I'd like to visit the region at one point in life due to my interest in the religion and Islamic history .
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Re: What do you think about Saudi Arabia?

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Mecca, oil, $$$ ...



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Sounds boring as fuck
I just want cinema to be allowed in the country
But it's actually not boring at all, at least in the big cities.
My city Jeddah is great if you want to have fun
Also the desert can be a very good place to just chill out and have fun away from everything.


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Nothing good at all.
Why?

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I'd like to know what are the most frequent stereotypes you hear/read about your country.
Radical muslims
Oppressed women
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Camel lovers
Crazy drivers

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Re: What do you think about Saudi Arabia?

Firstly, it's a kingdom. then oil, women covering themselves except their eyes, men wearing big white clothes.
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Oh come on now, you should support your fellow Arab
I kinda do. Nothing about the people or the country itself. Just not a fan of the regime (Lebanon is a hot mess too btw).
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Limited minded folk, that treat women like cattle.

Hard core Shi´te muslims. That want world to obey THEIR way of life.

You asked. I answered.

edit: Worst shithole in earth, unless you are in charge. Only comparable to North-Korea and Zimbabwe.
edit2: Only country that still uses slave workers. Openly.
Stereotyped much?

The Majority of the country is Sunni.
About 10% is Shia, most of them live in the east and the south.

I don't know about Zimbabwe.
But how can you compare it to North Korea?!

Can you explain what you mean by "slave workers"?


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what are you gonna do once oil runs out?
Many people will probably go back to rural life.
Regions like Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah will always have a good economy because of Hajj and Umrah.
All gulf countries are aware of that.

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beautiful lenguage
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gorgeous language, gorgeous antique culture, a country I would definitely like to visit one day.
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That's not really in Saudi Arabia.
Something like Iraq maybe.


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Pretty much what's mentioned in your previous post I would guess.



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It's nice that it is staying firm on its culture and hasn't changed. It gives you a nice example of how life was in the 7th century without the need to time travel.
I don't think it really shows how life was in the 7th century
But yeah we did a good job with keeping some of our traditions and culture alive to this day.


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Very meaningful flag, one of the best in the world for sure

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Oops. My bad. Have always thought shi´tes are the evil ones. I have to count them muslims all evil now!


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Pretty much sums up the thread.

Most Muslim scholars agreed that non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca and Madinah.
I think that rule will not change even if the government was secular.
It is very sensitive issue.

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Firstly, it's a kingdom. then oil, women covering themselves except their eyes, men wearing big white clothes.
All Saudi women wear Hijab of course but not all of them cover their faces.
Men wear "Thobe", it is quite good in hot weather but still not enough sometimes


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I kinda do. Nothing about the people or the country itself. Just not a fan of the regime (Lebanon is a hot mess too btw).
The whole Middle East is a hot mess now

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dude/dudette, why are you being rude?
How was I being rude?
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Oops. My bad. Have always thought shi´tes are the evil ones. I have to count them muslims all evil now!

Really?

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Re: What do you think about Saudi Arabia?

Monarchy, Pilgrimage to the Haj, Beautiful Islamic Architecture, Strict laws, and is Public Flagellation still practised there?

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Re: What do you think about Saudi Arabia?

Do you agree with the building of this monstrosity right beside the holiest site in islam?





It looks like a tacky hotel you would find in Las Vegas.

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