Review of Dr Alrabaa's Book, “Karin in Saudi Arabia”
07 Jan, 2009
- Dr Sami Alrabaa's book, “Karin in Saudi Arabia”, is about released. It is a book that tells the story of a German woman who was severely ill-treated in Saudi Arabia. She was raped by the Mutawas (Morality Police), her son was taken away, and Karin was finally deported. The book also tells the story of Muna who was married to Prince Sultan for one single night. These real stories and others were collected and verified in Saudi Arabia. The book can already be ordered online from amazon.com or through your nearby bookstore.
Dr Ali Sina's review:
The stories in Sami Alrabaa's book are captivating, but at the same time harrowing, chilling, tormenting and distressing. When I picked the book I did not want to put it down, but there were moments that I just could not read further. I had to stop, go out for a walk, breathe and clear my mind. The horrendous stories of violence, of human rights abuses, of inhumanity and of sheer evil in this book are simply unbearable. It is unbelievable that a place such as Saudi Arabia could exist.
This book must be compulsory reading for anyone who wants to travel to Saudi Arabia for any reason. If you know anyone thinking of going there, give them this book. It can save their.
The problem with Saudi Arabia, as well as other Muslim countries, is not just the governments that are all corrupt, but also the people. People commit unthinkable atrocities to each other with clarity of conscience and gleefully. Muslims are not underdeveloped technologically, but morally, ethically and spiritually. What is wrong with them is their ethos, their mindset, the way they think and perceive the world. They have values that are inconceivable in civilized societies. The problem with them is their religion. People are born innocent everywhere; it is the way they are raised and educated that makes them different. Islamic teachings reduce humans into beasts. In the name of Islam, Muslims commit atrocities that curl the blood. The stories narrated by Alrabaa are factual. They are real stories that happened to real people. And yet they are more incredible than fiction.
Islamic societies are ruled by insanity. There is no polite way to describe it. Islam is insanity. The more a country follows Islam the more draconian become its laws, the more tyrannous become its rulers and the more barbarous become its people. Saudi Arabia, being the heart of Islamic faith, is also the most evil country in the world.
Only one thing can help these people and that is to help them get rid of Islam. It is Islam that is the cause of their incivility, wickedness and intellectual torpor. People are the same everywhere. It is their beliefs that make them act differently. Islam cannot be reformed, but it can be demolished. Once it is demolished, civility will be restored in Islamic countries and terrifying stories such as these will be history.
We owe it to them; we owe it to their children and to mankind to rescue Muslims from the yoke of Islam and set them free. This is doable if people talk, if they tell the truth and let the world know what is happening in the name of Islam in Muslim countries. Truth will set them free. Alrabaa has done his part in spreading the truth; the rest is up to us. Within these stories lies the horrifying truth about Islam.
Editorial Review (amazon.com):
"Karin" is a real story of a German woman, who lived in Saudi Arabia for a while and fell in love with a Saudi. Later, this love turned into a devastating nightmare. The Saudi "Morality Police", notorious for their bestial brutality, raped Karin and threw her in prison. Her crime was, she was driven alone downtown by a taxi-driver. Her German-Saudi baby son was taken away and she was deported to Cyprus without passport and money. Muna, a young Moroccan woman was luckier. She managed to smuggle herself and baby after one-night marriage with Sultan, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
In Saudi Arabia, you can marry and divorce a woman in her absence. All you need is a religious man and two male witnesses. This is exactly what happened to Karin; she was married in her absence. Muna never saw any marriage or divorce papers.
Mimi and Najat were brutally stoned to death. Najat, a deaf-dumb was caught by the "Morality Police", suspected of being a prostitute. In reality she was waiting for her brother to pick her up in front of shop window.
The Morality Police Chief quickly passed sentence on Najat. He wrote, among other things: "Najat was working as a prostitute and was caught in the very act of picking up a client. We advise that she be stoned to death..." Two muttawas (Marality Police) delivered the document to Prince Salman, the governor of Riyadh. He jotted down a verdict to match the suggestion, then signed it. Najat was to be publicly stoned to death the following Friday.
Mimi, a house-maid from the Philippines, was denounced by the wife of Karin's lover. She was picked up by the "Morality Police" and also stoned to death. These stories happen very often, and people are defenseless towards them. There are no courts in Saudi Arabia, and the princes there possess absolute power.
Nisrin, a Bangladeshi woman, who married a Saudi, was deported and the marriage was annulled. Before that she was raped by one of those "Morality Police". A Saudi who belongs to an important tribe, cannot just marry anyone.
Mohammed, a Syrian truck-driver had both hands amputated for allegedly stealing the truck he was driving.
Very few atrocities like the ones I'm reporting reach the international media. In March, 2002, the Saudi Morality Police prevented school girls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing the correct Islamic dress. As a result 15 girls were burned alive." My stories are a pattern that happen day in day out.
When you study Islam; the Quran and Shari'a, and live in Saudi Arabia for a while, you find out that the Saudis are in fact applying the Islamic law. "The woman who commits adultery must be stoned to death."(Quran, 36:18). "And (as for) the man who steals and the woman who steals, cut off their hands as a punishment for what they have earned, an exemplary punishment from Allah; and Allah is Mighty, Wise." (Quran 5:38). For more details, check out this link and "Understanding Muhammad" by Ali Sina.
The book also shows that not only the Saudi regime and its religious fanatic establishment are oppressive, but also other groups in society: Saudi men oppress and ill-treat women, and Saudi men and women oppress abuse foreigners.
When I delivered the manuscript of this book to friends outside of Saudi Arabia, asking them to read it over, their response was uniform: they shook their heads in disbelief. Nobody in the civilized world seemed able to fathom the extent of the arbitrariness and atrocities to which victims in Saudi Arabia are subjected. To them, it was incredible. Some remarked that I was telling stories about the actions of monsters from another planet. They could not believe that any human could act as a Saudi corrupted by power does.
Ali Sina is the editor of Faithfreedom.org. He is has contributed in 'Beyond Jihad - Critical Voices from Inside Islam'. His latest book is Understanding Muhammad: The Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet.