News Ticker >
[ February 15, 2019 ]

Muslim suspect in murder of Jewish teen: ‘I wanted to kill a Jew and be...

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Syracuse University: Anti-Israel Organizers Endorse Terrorist Group Hamas

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Muslim Researcher Mohamed Gad El-Zoghby: We Should Erect a Statue of Hitler Because of What...

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Address Records Show Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Still Lived With Her First Husband Throughout Marriage...

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Bernie Sanders Called Ilhan Omar to Offer His Support After Her Jew-Hating Tweets

[ February 15, 2019 ]

BBC in full sharia mode: “Salman Rushdie radicalised my generation”

[ February 15, 2019 ]

In Jew-hating Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Minnesota district, police deal with gangs, tight-lipped Somali Muslim...

[ February 14, 2019 ]

“I did it for my daughter,” says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran

[ February 14, 2019 ]

US Ambassador Grenell blasts Germany for celebrating 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, a...

[ February 14, 2019 ]

CNN’s Jake Tapper attacks Trump’s response to Rep. Ilhan Omar over anti-Semitism

Saudi Arabia: Man arrested for having breakfast with a woman

8

The new, modern Saudi Arabia. They keep telling us about with the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s 32-year-old son, who has laid out a far-reaching plan to overhaul the kingdom’s economy and society. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made headlines all over the world for promising a new, modernized Saudi Arabia, and for calling for a return to “a more moderate Islam.”

Here it is.

“Man arrested after breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia,” by Tom Gerken and Rana Taha, BBC, September 10, 2018:

An Egyptian man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after a video of him having breakfast with a woman went viral on Twitter.

In the video, a man with an Egyptian dialect eats breakfast beside a woman wearing a full face veil, who many assumed to be Saudi.

This is in contravention of the law in Saudi Arabia, where in workplaces or eateries like McDonald’s and Starbucks, families and single men have to sit in different areas.

Women must sit separately from single men in these places.

They are not allowed to carry out most activities without being accompanied by their male guardians, usually a father or husband, but possibly a brother or a son.

The man was arrested by the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Development, who accused him of “committing several violations and taking up a post exclusively reserved for Saudis”.

The Arabic hashtag “an Egyptian having breakfast with a Saudi” has been used over 113,000 times on Twitter, where it has become the centre of a cultural divide.

In the 30-second video, the man and woman briefly joke about eating their breakfast together, with nobody else invited.

But the point which has caused the most consternation comes at the end of the video, when the woman appears to feed the man.

Many Saudis on social media were highly critical of both the man and the woman, with the majority of people wondering why the man was punished instead of the woman.

“I need to understand why men are constantly punished and not women,” said Twitter user Malak. “I am a Saudi [woman] and I swear I want them to punish her with him. Laughter, eating at the workplace… where are your limits?”…

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest