Sunday, January 23, 2011

How Wahhabis 'Solve' an Embarrassing Problem

For years now there have been reports in the news about maids from places like Indonesia and the Philippines suffering horrible abuse in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. (Read about it here, here, here and here.) Arab News, which covered the problem here, reports on the newfound resolve to tackle the problem. Oh, not by stopping the abuse, but by clamping down on all the bad press about the abuse (leaving oily employers, presumably, free to thrash their maids).

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