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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knukles's picture

I never did trust that stuff.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The authorities are afraid of the power of social media... 

knukles's picture

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. 

francis_sawyer's picture

In similar news...


Swiss 'Religious Police' Warn Zero Hedge that any comments that use the term 'CheesePope'... Will Go To Hell [& subject you to endless lawsuits]...
knukles's picture

They're debating that one, but have actually banned "Lutheran Cheesepope".  So watch your mitres and yamahas

ACP's picture

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.

old naughty's picture

What the hell they're talking about?

espirit's picture

You'd have to be a "twit" to understand.

markmotive's picture

If it weren't for the ignorant, power-hungry psychopaths religion would be great.

macholatte's picture



Islam, it's not a religion, it's a mental illness.

Muslims, the Klingons of the twenty first century.

wee-weed up's picture

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...

13thWarrior's picture

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.


TwoShortPlanks's picture

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

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

knukles's picture

Poor thing, she forgot to take her Brittney Spears pills today.

Matt's picture

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?

Cathartes Aura's picture

is there money to be made?

Sudden Debt's picture

you only go blind if your dick spits in your eyes

bigdumbnugly's picture

ah ha


updated shopping list for this evening:





safety goggles


TwoShortPlanks's picture

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!

knukles's picture

Look how swolen my "leg" is, come on, you gotta suck it and save me...


Sudden Debt's picture

American "religious police" Warns anyone owning a gun Will Go To Hell...

same shit, different place....

Harbanger's picture

"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.

dunce's picture

Information and women MUST be controlled or people will start thinking and you know where that will lead.

Zero Govt's picture

stupid Arab zealots

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

Cult_of_Reason's picture

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?

Matt's picture

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.

Harbanger's picture

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.

dunce's picture

Infidels are not "seen" as innocent civilians. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Tinky's picture

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.

Ratscam's picture

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

Muppet Pimp's picture

This could not come from those who espouse the peaceful religion of islam, this must be a mistake.

Sudden Debt's picture

Muslims also say that when you write anything in English, you'll also go to hell....

akak's picture

I guess VeiledFaceBook didn't work out so well for them.

Sudden Debt's picture is still number one in the muslim world.

akak's picture

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.

knukles's picture

uh huh...

HelluvaEngineer's picture

No one could tell who their friends were, and the face tagging never worked right.

Sudden Debt's picture

and that timeline scared the shit out of those guys because they thought is was a detonation device

88888's picture

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.

CrashingDollars's picture

Speaking of stifling speech and activism. . . Have you guys heard Adam Kokesh has been disappeared (thanks NDAA) since his gun protest arrest?

HelluvaEngineer's picture

It was pot (which he was not smoking), but yes.