Thursday, May 16, 2013

Twitter Tweets a Threat to Wahhabi Totalitarians

It was so much easier in the "good old day," when the mere sight of a "virtue" cop could keep the people in line:
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. 
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...
Something tells me that now that they've had a taste of freedom, the people aren't going to fall for the hellfire and brimstone hectoring of Sheikh al-Sheikh (catchy name, though).

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