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Saudi 'Religious Police' Warn Anyone Using Twitter Will Go To Hell

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Bitzkrieg blog,

Saudi Religious Police Chief Goes on the Attack... Against Twitter

You know something isn’t right in your country when you have a “religious police force.”  You know something is really, really not right in your country when the head of that religious police force starts condemning twitter and saying its users will go to hell as a consequence.  Talk about pathetic.  Just more strange and panicked behavior from the Saudi government.  From the BBC:

The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis.

 

Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”.

 

Twitter was the platform for those who did not have any platform, he said.

If that’s the case, then why are you so scared of it?

His remarks reflect Riyadh’s concern that Saudis use Twitter to discuss sensitive political and other issues.

 

The conservative kingdom is believed to have seen the world’s fastest increase in the uptake of Twitter, says the BBC’s Sebastian Usher.

 

The sheikh’s comments echo those of the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca in April who used his sermon – seen by millions on TV – to warn that Twitter was a threat to national unity, our correspondent says.

 

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, the kingdom’s most senior Muslim cleric, had dismissed Twitter users as “fools”.

Again, if they are such fools, what are you so afraid of?

These rhetorical attacks are part of a concerted offensive by the Saudi establishment on the social network site, our correspondent says.

Sorry guys, but if you think twitter is a threat to “national unity,” there is no national unity.  With allies like this…

Full article here.

 


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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment knukles
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I never did trust that stuff.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Herd Redirectio...
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The authorities are afraid of the power of social media... 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment knukles
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Well I was thinking more along the lines of when I was a young arab sheik and we were in sex-ed class and the girls and boys would be sending each other pictures of their poops, ding dongs and nipples, everybody'd be giggling and snarking, nobody listening to the Imam talking about young boys and jelquing and finally he'd loose his temper and scream; "You're a bunch of devils and are going to hell"  or  "You boys will be getting hair on your hands."  or  "You girls will be getting hair on your fingers."  It was terrifying. 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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In similar news...

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Swiss 'Religious Police' Warn Zero Hedge that any comments that use the term 'CheesePope'... Will Go To Hell [& subject you to endless lawsuits]...
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment knukles
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They're debating that one, but have actually banned "Lutheran Cheesepope".  So watch your mitres and yamahas

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:35 | Link to Comment ACP
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Let's see:

Saudis say using twitter will make you go to hell (fearmongering bullshit).

Obama admin, Democrats in general, RINOs tell you that Tea Party and anyone else not attached to the establishment are angry, hateful, violent bigots (fearmongering bullshit).

Sounds like these two are reading from the same playbook.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:47 | Link to Comment old naughty
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What the hell they're talking about?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment espirit
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You'd have to be a "twit" to understand.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment markmotive
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If it weren't for the ignorant, power-hungry psychopaths religion would be great.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:13 | Link to Comment macholatte
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Islam, it's not a religion, it's a mental illness.

Muslims, the Klingons of the twenty first century.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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Cue the Obama Admin preaching that Tea Party members...

And conservatives will go to hell in 3... 2... 1...

* Rev. Jeremiah Wright... Rev. Wright... please pick up the courtesy phone in the lobby...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:11 | Link to Comment 13thWarrior
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Twitter along with YouTube, Facebook, and Vine were used in color revolutions around the Arab World and also Europe by CIA.

Saudis are next on the hit list, that is why they say Twitter user will go to hell. This is only way they can explain this dumb down population.

In reality Islam says tell truth no matter what and never curse a medium. Twitter is just a medium of communication. His lack of Islamic Jurisprudence knowledge is laughable.

 

http://rt.com/news/color-revolutions-technology-piskorsky-938/

http://rt.com/politics/us-revolution-russia-opposition-752/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmmakersonfilm/8841546/Gene-Sh...

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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"Saudi 'Religious Police' Warn Anyone Using Twitter Will Go To Hell"

Thanks for the heads-up SRP, but it feels like hell already.

http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/04/16/amanda-bynes-psychotic-behavior-video-psychiatrist/

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment knukles
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Poor thing, she forgot to take her Brittney Spears pills today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpKwwomO_A

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:37 | Link to Comment fuu
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wtf?!?

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Matt
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Psychiatrist says anyone caught talking to a person off camera, or breaking the fourth wall, is psychotic and needs to be commited and drugged immediatly based solely on a video they posted for the purposes of getting attention. Is "Attention Whore" a new classification in the DSM V?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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is there money to be made?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:58 | Link to Comment bigdumbnugly
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Saudi 'Religious Police' Warn Anyone Using Twitter Will Go To Hell

i thought that's what happend if you jacked off?

or do you just go blind???

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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you only go blind if your dick spits in your eyes

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment bigdumbnugly
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ah ha

 

updated shopping list for this evening:

milk

bread

beer

napkins

safety goggles

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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Just like those old Western movies after a 'Rattler' bite, you need a good woman to suck out that poison.

Com-on baby, get that posion out!

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment knukles
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Look how swolen my "leg" is, come on, you gotta suck it and save me...

Bitch

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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American "religious police" Warns anyone owning a gun Will Go To Hell...

same shit, different place....

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment Yamaha
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SD - love your humor!

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:37 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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Forget guns, stick to the basics...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAEp4td22K0

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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"You go to hell and you die"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIMrFpnfvyI

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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"The authorities are afraid of the power of social media... "

Are you kidding?  The authorities LOVE social media and all the info you give them about yourself.  What these muzzies are afraid of is their daughters seeing a picture of anthony's weiner.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:32 | Link to Comment dunce
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Information and women MUST be controlled or people will start thinking and you know where that will lead.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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stupid Arab zealots

the rest are same as us, long-suffering these meddlers of 'high' office 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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Yeh, but only an Arab and only an Arab would seduce a beautiful woman in order to kill hundreds of innocent people.

BTW, do you know any other religion where a killer is awarded with "72 virgins" for killing innocent civilians?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Matt
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No religion teaches you get rewarded for killing innocent civilians. That's why leaders have to indoctrinate followers that the opposing population are not innocent civilians.

EDIT: except death cults / religions.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 21:09 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Infidels are not seen as innocent civilians.  Read the quran yourself before commenting or better yet search the internet for specific chapter and verse, there are hundreds of references.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:36 | Link to Comment dunce
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Infidels are not "seen" as innocent civilians. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:54 | Link to Comment Tinky
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In this rare instance, I'm inclined to agree with the Saudi authorities, in that Twitter users may well go to Hell. Assuming that there is a Hell, of course.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:15 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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saudi wahabiti zionist moslems that shoot heroin in tanzania on their serengeti field trips, flown in by their Boeing 747, leaving all their trash behind, are always welcomed by 77 virgins if they should ever die. What a joke all these believers, not knowing, not questioning individuals

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
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This could not come from those who espouse the peaceful religion of islam, this must be a mistake.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Muslims also say that when you write anything in English, you'll also go to hell....
GODDAMNED!!! SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO?!!? NOW I'M ALSO GOING TO HELL!!!

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment akak
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I guess VeiledFaceBook didn't work out so well for them.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment rqb1
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Berkabook

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:09 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Goatfuckers.com is still number one in the muslim world.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment akak
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Out of perverse curiousity, I actually did a search for a website by that name --- and it actually exists!

If you have eaten recently, though, I strongly suggest not going to it.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:35 | Link to Comment knukles
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uh huh...

animalsex-tube.com/goat

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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No one could tell who their friends were, and the face tagging never worked right.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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and that timeline scared the shit out of those guys because they thought is was a detonation device

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment 88888
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The U.A.E, Saudia Arabia, and other "U.S. Allies" are the ones who need the "democracy" that they are trying to pitch to Syria. Epic Failure.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment CrashingDollars
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Speaking of stifling speech and activism. . . Have you guys heard Adam Kokesh has been disappeared (thanks NDAA) since his gun protest arrest?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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It was pot (which he was not smoking), but yes.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Nobody has been picking on Saudi Arabs so they have to pick on themselves.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment docmac324
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As long as I get the virgins....

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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all you need is a pressure cooker

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:54 | Link to Comment syntaxterror
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Fuck Twitter.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:09 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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it's just electrons and software ....but if you can do it I'd like to see the vid

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:55 | Link to Comment Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Ha ha! But nary a word about the gross avarice of the royal family and friends. al Walid bin Talal and his gold-plated 777 jet? Nope...

After I heard little vignettes of Saudi life from some in-laws working there, this place sounds like it'll blow the millisecond that the welfare and/or security forces can't be funded.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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...this place sounds like it'll blow the millisecond that the welfare and/or security forces can't be funded.

Wait did you mean SA or USA?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:56 | Link to Comment Poor Grogman
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If twitter had existed in pre revolutionary France the "sun king" would have had to build an extension onto the Bastille prison to hold all those "free speakers" .

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Religion was replaced by Govt in awarding its self-sanctified members the 'right' to meddle/monoplise other peoples business and call yourself the moral high ground when in fact all politicians and clergy are sewer rats of the lowest order

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment General Decline
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Maybe, If the Imam talked to the CIA/ Mossad real nice, perhaps they can set him up so he can spy on his own people. Now that's real control. I don't think he thought this through all the way...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment DeliciousSteak
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It's simple really, the Saudi ruling class wants all the Ukrainian hookers and blow for themselves.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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  1. Jeeze, where do they send you for using facebook?
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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Guantanamo

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment EclecticParrot
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As the 61-yr-old musician and recent birthday boy sang many years ago:  "Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens."

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Wjunk
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FWIW, he did send his message in 144 characters or less.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment roadlust
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Religious police finally right about something.  People who "tweet" WILL go to hell.  (and they should.)

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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I wonder what he thinks of Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook... maybe they will force you to go to imaginary places as well.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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save yourselves... it's too late for me

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment blindman
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finally, someone has said it !
score one for the Saudi religious
fundamentalists. let's see what
the dali lama has to say, or the pope
on ....
twitter.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 18:47 | Link to Comment vulcanraven
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Good to know we aren't the only country being hammered with bullshit propaganda...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment They trynna cat...
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I would agree that claiming that using Twitter will cause you go to hell is pretty ridiculous, but I would also point out that the personal tracking and data collection technology otherwise known as "social media," today still in its infancy, is one day going to be used by TPTB to make life on this planet a living hell.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment SqueekyFromm
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Well, this deserves an Irish Poem!!!

 

Shabby Sheik

Sheik Abdul Aziz from Riyadh.

Declared a new kind of jihad.

"If you blow up a bus,

That's OK with us. . .

But TWEET and we'll stone you, by God!!!"

 

Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:24 | Link to Comment bugs_
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The Vatican can offer Twitter dispensations for Blessed Bitcoins (bitcoins which have been purged of all evil by appropriate religious authority)

Thus the "People of the Book" may dodge the fowl scourge that tweeting may bring.

Dispensation Deck?

Dispensation Pal?

Forgiveness Finder?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
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Have they discovered this apparent Yahoo Tumblr pron service?  Is there somewhere deeper than Hell and how does one get there?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Islam, the boil on god's butt.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment MagicHandPuppet
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Oh, does your invisible friend not bathe?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment slightlyskeptical
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Don't be a Twit. Use Facebook instead.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:04 | Link to Comment MagicHandPuppet
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Never fear, tweeters. No hell, no gods, and no evil unicorns will be conjured up by the ruling class. But, even if you ignore their fairytales and boogie men, they will still try to own you.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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But what if you tweeted a picture of yourself blowing up a school bus full of Jews?

Perhaps you'd go to a minimum security Hell and only get 36 virgins?

Have to bring this up during the next 'question the Iman' event.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Room 101
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Sorry Tyler, this news isn't pathetic at all.  The Saudi's are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!  'Anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”.

Truer words have not been spoken. Sorry if it doesn't fit with the latest western and oh so PC worldview.  

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment JR
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To invite Twitter into your country when it originates from a country where there are no holds barred is to invite in poison, the destruction of your culture.

Hollywood is a propaganda ministry within itself, and it is a sales tool to the young and to the immature. That’s what social media is. More and more the American Empire begins to look like the Roman Empire. The Romans had their circuses; America has its powerball and those “police” just can’t stand it, I guess, while the American Empire comes in and rolls over their young people.

By the way, America has its own religious police. Just try to say a prayer in one of its schools and you will see who the real religious police are.

As for Twitter, its trending topics are sometimes the “result of concerted efforts by fans of certain celebrities or cultural phenomena, particularly musicians like Lady Gaga (known as Monsters)… The size of… Gaga's follower bases are cited as a reason why marketers should pay attention to Twitter, says Wikipedia.

In October 2012, Twitter announced it had hired Google executive Matt Derella to become its new director of business agency development.

At one time, 50 years ago, the reaction to Hollywood’s attempted sexualization of American culture was boycotts, under the leadership of Philadelphia’s Cardinal Dougherty and the Legion of Decency. Eventually Joseph Breem became head of the first Hollywood Production Code which allowed the American people to keep nudity, obscenity and blasphemy off of America’s movie screens – a code long gone and along with it America’s Christian culture.

As  E. Michael Jones in Culture Wars explains: “The purpose of sexual liberation was the destruction of the nation’s moral fiber as a prelude to sophisticated totalitarian control.

“The Jewish psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich was the architect of sexual liberation as political control because he explained the importance of ‘mass situations’ in undermining morality and therefore the social order. Film became a tool…”

Said Jones: “The majority of the world’s people are subject to global culture which is dominated by Jews and American elites who devote much of their energies to mocking the religions of the majority and undermining their morals. Iran has taken a leadership role in rolling back this cultural offensive…in liberating themselves from a predatory global culture.

“Iran is the land of literature and civilization. It brings these gifts, which it has developed over 2,500 years of continuous culture, to the struggle.”

Jones was speaking during the third annual Hollywoodism conference in early February in Tehran to explain Hollywood’s use of sexual liberation to control the world's people. By not succumbing to the global culture and its resultant anarchy or new form of dictatorship, said Jones, "Iran was the leader of the free world."

On February 5, 2013, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement denouncing the conference as a hotbed of anti-Semitism and conspiracy nuts.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:35 | Link to Comment MrBoompi
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Free speech and the expression of ideas and emotions are only poison in unenlightened or tyrannical societies.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 02:10 | Link to Comment Going Loco
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Next time you post please limit yourself to 140 characters

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment tony bonn
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the religion police is different than dhs, tsa, public education, the democrat and republican parties, and everything else associated with american nazi government.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:09 | Link to Comment JR
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What kind of freedom of religion is it when they bar you from religion? They can pretend it is in the public domain because it is in the Bill of Rights but they will be padlocking the church doors and keeping you from having religious meetings in your home if the current trend continues. How do I know? Look at our main trading partner.

Our people came to this country so they could practice their religion and now it’s against the law.

As to our “american nazi government,” that’s not the way Manny Friedman tells it in an article on The Times of Israel website, relating that when the Jews came to America, it was “the one place that ever really let them have as much power as they wanted, and suddenly they’re taking over.”

Manny said:The time has come, though. We no longer have to change our names. We no longer have to blend in like chameleons. We own a whole freaking country.”

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jews-do-control-the-media/ 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment chindit13
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When you need a Religious Policeman right this second, they're only a thousand years in the past.

The actual name for the police, known in Arabic as the Mutawwa, is translated as The Committee for the Preservation of Virtue and the Elimination of Vice.  For the most part they are old guys who walk around public places and smack with a long stick any female whose ankles or arm above the wrist is in public view. They also make sure no females are present in the public sections of restaurants.

They take the preservation of virtue seriously. A few years ago, at a female dormitory near Riyadh, a fire broke out at night while the children were sleeping. Fortunately all the girls were able to safely exit the burning building. The Mutawwa arrived and faced a difficult decision:  how to deal with a group of females out in public without a close male relative. Virtue was preserved when the Mutawwa forced the girls back into the burning building where, In sha Allah, all would be okay.

All were cooked.

The Mutawwa also have a hand in Women's Prisons, which hold not only criminals, but also any women unfortunate enough to have become widows and have no close male relative still of this world. Such women cannot possible be allowed to go about life unaccompanied, so the only safe thing is to remand them into official custody for the remainder of their natural lives.

Techies will probably be able to get around this Twitter thing the same way the country got around the initial fear of the telephone being an instrument of the devil a century ago. Someone put a phone in the hand of a senior Imam, and when it rang, the voice on the other end quoted a passage from the Koran. The Iman logically concluded that if the device could carry such words, it had to be un-harram. Thus, find a sura less than 140 characters---admittedly not easy---tweet it to a Mutawwa senior, and an admittedly dubious sort of progress is possible.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:31 | Link to Comment JR
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An anecdote solves everything. You want to hear an anecdote? America has a history of them, but we’re not talking about anecdotes; it is now against the law to practice your religion in the land of the free. The American government determines when and where you now can practice your freedom of religion.

Speaking of anecdotes, could you relate the story of Waco?

By the way, here is a more up-to-date version of the meaning of mutawwa in the Muslim Arab world where the generally traditional meaning is "pious man.

According to Wikipedia: " The Mutaween in Saudi Arabia are tasked with enforcing Sharia as defined by the government, specifically by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV). The Mutaween of the CPVPV consists of ‘more than 3,500 officers in addition to thousands of volunteers...often accompanied by a police escort.’ They have the power to arrest unrelated males and females caught socializing, anyone engaged in homosexual behavior or prostitution; to enforce Islamic dress-codes, and store closures during the prayer time. They enforce Muslim dietary laws, prohibit the consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages and pork, and seize banned consumer products and media regarded as anti-Islamic (such as CDs/DVDs of various Western musical groups, television shows and film which has material contrary to Sharia law or Islam itself). Additionally, they actively prevent the practice or proselytizing of other religions within Saudi Arabia, where they are banned,” this according to Asia News and the BBC.

As for the fire episode, Wikipedia says,”Perhaps the most serious and widely criticized incident attributed to them…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutaween

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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Condom manufacturers have to make special REALLY REALLY small condoms for sale in the Saudi market, which explains their hatred of women and paranoid reaction to sexuality of any kind as well as their violent response to anyone who suggests that they may be less than - powerful.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:37 | Link to Comment JR
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I’m not sure your comment adds much to the evidence but it sure identifies the success of the Hollywood culture if success means the rapid destruction of a nation.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:20 | Link to Comment newengland
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The House of Saud funds most terrorism, along with its CIA ally.

Or would you prefer to hear some pretty story that makes all politicians sleep easy at night, although they send Tommy on endless war whereby only politicians and central banksters the Nazioinists profit.

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/tommy/

And this:

 

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. (George Orwell).

War makes money for some, and ruins most. Modern career politicians are profiting off endless war for their profit, and the bigger profit made by their puppeteer central banks, and Nazionism.

The House of Saud dreams of a new world order, a Caliphate, and that is why idiot Western Nazionists conspire with them, and will be ruined by them as demographics rules. Ignorant wage slave breeders will defeat the 'educated fools' in those Middle East and British and European lands.

Meanwhile, the USA is too big to come under their new world order. They will kill each other first.

 

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:46 | Link to Comment JR
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We have an unholy deal with the Saudis. We take their oil, and they help keep the rest of the Arabs in check against Israel. It was the Saudis that bin Laden and his family rebelled against, and the way that oil was being used...

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:33 | Link to Comment newengland
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It is an unholy alliance for the Nazionists. This is not for the benefit of ordinary jews, muslims, christians any other religion or secularist group.

This is for the benefit of the corporatists and their new world order; their post democratic technocratic world as they describe it among themselve at their private meetings of the Trilateral Commission which uses the Bilderberg Group to recruit new shills.

New world order: see how that phrase is used by the likes of the pedophile Gordon Brown formerly UK Prime Minister and Joe Biden, currently U.S. VP assigned to spying on and controlling the President.

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:30 | Link to Comment MrBoompi
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Are you sure someone from Saudi Arabia said this or could it have been an American evangelical?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:47 | Link to Comment newengland
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The House of Saud wants an international Caliphate. Read and learn about the Koran. Then you will understand why it likes corporatism, and challenges the West's version of supremacy.

Personally, I think the only no flight zone we need in the U.S. is a ban on travel between our country and anyone that threatens us, except for essential diplomatic and trade missions from us to them. Lock the medievalists in their own lands so they live like their own people, and watch them change their ways...as our ancestors had to do.

Jaw jaw is better than war war.

Our own problem is that the CIA is infested with Nazis brought to the USA under Operation Paperclip after WWII, and our CONgress is too stupid to understand such things, so becomes dupes of international intrigue.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment Satan
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It would appear that the entry requirements for acceptance into Hell are diminishing to such an extent that I may have to build an extension...

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 08:42 | Link to Comment flacorps
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Mohammed would not have tweeted. Not only because he was illiterate, but because he was too busy with underage girls.

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