Important Notice

It is not my intention to denigrate Saudi Arabia or its people. It’s like everywhere else, there is good and there is bad. I would rather focus on the unusual and the humourous. Offence is not intended.

“The country is not perfect. The media cannot be trusted, mistreatment of religious minorities is common and there are some that live in fear.” You can decide for yourself whether that statement is about Saudi Arabia, the UK, or any country for that matter.

To quote the Joker, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

That is all I will say about either subject.

Monday, 7 May 2007


A little over a week ago an American women's society met over a restaurant here in Riyadh. It was a women-only affair, they ate a little dinner and had a few stalls to buy trinkets from.
The muttawa arrived and told the ladies that they all had to leave. Their reason? Too many ladies together in one place.


Saudi Jawa said...

And they ask me why I hate Riyadh...

Alwan said...

Well, let's face it Margrave. Theoretically,too many women in ANY place IS dangerous!

Paul said...

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As far as I know, it's the only novel in English set entirely in modern-day Saudi Arabia.

While not main characters, muttawas figure heavily in one of the two intersecting plots. The action alternates between Riyadh and Dhahran.

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Margrave said...

Alwan - LOL! I don't know if its dangerous, but its certainly intimidating ;-)

Sous said...

Ahh someone should kick their ass. Well we all should. They have no bleeding right to talk like that and they should be ignored. If they think what they are doing is islamic then they are clueless (as if we didn't already know that).

Abdul said...

i think the muttawa :)
are worried for the ladies !
and the muttawa asked them to leave because they didn't cover their heads !
women aren't dangerous ;)

anyway the ladies didn't do anything wronge i'm sorry about what happend .

Kizzie said...

I've read somewhere that one of the speakers at a conference held in Riyadh asked the women to step out of the conference hall before giving his speech.
whats wrong with alot of women in the same place?

Biography said...

Dear All,

I am doing photo research for a film and need photos of Muttawa in Saudi Arabia. Any ideas on coverage? If you have any ideas please email me

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