Thursday, December 21, 2006

Whatever You Do, Do Not Get Lost in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: "Trespasser" Sentenced By Islamic Court To Beheading

Saudi Arabia, purported ally of the West, is as far from the West as a country can be. A story from New India Press demonstrates how alien the country is.

An Indian national, 31-year old Jojo Joseph, wanted to see his wife, who worked as a nurse near Medina. She had just given birth to their son.
Mr Joseph, who was based in Jeddah, where he was an employee of an electronics company, traveled towards where he thought his wife was based, and lost his way. He found himself on the road to Medina.

Unbeknownst to Mr Joseph, during the pilgrimage season, this road was forbidden to non-Muslims. He was arrested by police at Al-Azeez, and was hauled before a religious court on Monday. Full of that Islamic tolerance which the Saudis like to promote in the West, the religious court ordered that Mr Joseph should have his head sliced off on Tuesday, merely for "trespassing into a Muslim-only area".
Mr Joseph told his relatives back home in Mariyapuram, India, who contacted
Oommen Chandy, leader of the opposition and former chief minister of Kerala state. Chandy contacted the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia and various ministers.
As a result, the External Affairs secretary managed to convince the Saudi Government that Mr Joseph had merely become lost and had no malicious intent.
When the Saudis insist on promoting their religion in the West, and fund groups like CAIR to change the legislation in Muslims' favor, one wonders how they would feel if Muslims were ordered to be decapitated for trespassing on kaffir territory.....

UPDATE: The same story as above is carried by The Hindu, but the Arab News tells a different tale entirely. There are still elements which disturb.
The Arab News states that he was a passenger in a taxi, and therefore the taxi-driver should have been blamed for taking "Jojo" into a forbidden area. It reads:
There is no recorded incident where a non-Muslim was executed for entering restricted space in Madinah or Makkah. Authorities generally treat these violations in much the same way trespassing is dealt with. In cases where the violation seems accidental, authorities will simply escort the trespasser out of the prohibited zone.
Joseph was arrested and detained for three days after the taxi apparently took the wrong route and strayed into the prohibited zone of the city. The man was rushing to a hospital where his wife had given birth. Persons volunteering as morality enforcers spotted the man's maroon work/residency visa (denoting the carrier is non-Muslim) and called police.

Source: Western Resistance


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very nice post Urban,it's like you are readingm
my mind,i was about to write about the same thing.only Muslims do this weird things,we never heared that any Muslim was prevented from entering the Vatican or anywhere else because of their religion,if only Muslims are treated the same way they they treat the other maybe they will understand how humilating it is,as if anyone who is non Muslim gives a rat's ass about that(sacred) place or even care about it!

December 21, 2006 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, kafir-only areas where we can behead them if they wander in.....that idea has possibilities. After all, they've set the precedent for us.

As the first such exclusive zone, I nominate the continent of North America.

December 21, 2006 2:12 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Hey Pharaoh,
Isn't this scary? I mean, come on.. the guy gets into a taxi to see his wife and new child and the next thing you know, he's facing the chopping block.

Can you imagine how many times this happened before without anyone stopping it?

Hard to believe Saudi Arabia is our friend.

December 21, 2006 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I couldn't agree with you more! I posted today about everyone bending over for the Muslims but the fact is that they don't give a crap about us or our religion. It makes me sick that my country does this.
Infidel753: Love the "Kafir Only" idea!

December 21, 2006 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice post urban

and the funny part is muslims all over the world complain of dicrimination

December 22, 2006 6:26 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

And the United States calls Saudi an ally, with barbarism such as this?

Bunch of superstitious barbarians, with all their restrictions on Mecca--as if Allah will strike them dead should an kafir touch something there.

When the Saudis insist on promoting their religion in the West, and fund groups like CAIR to change the legislation in Muslims' favor, one wonders how they would feel if Muslims were ordered to be decapitated for trespassing on kaffir territory

Muslims respect "a strong man." Just might work!

December 22, 2006 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Urban we have a lot of of an absent ,, reactionary ,, and ethnic minds in our Islamic countries .. specially ppl in Sudia Arabia ,really they are nuts ,,

Havent u hared before about a scientist or even an intellectual person who add somthing useful to daa world .. came from Sudia Arabia ??!!
Sorry I DID NOT!!!
dispite of .. they are pretending that they are selected by GOD .. to be GOD's successors on Earth!!! And the others are infidels !!!
to be Objectivit.. They are really nuts ,, whether if they are muslmis or not ..
Hay Gurl they doo nothing but eating!!!!

December 22, 2006 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant blog here.

I've been there during Southern Watch, after the initial malay of Desert Storm and after the SCUD attacks in Riyadh.

December 22, 2006 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what ??? i cant belive it !!! i dun know if the stupid government is right in this case ,,,

but think wz me ... if they except this indian man case they will not follow their law and ther will be anther intended cases...
did u know why this road is forbidden to non -muslims ?? coz i had no information that muhammad ask them to have such as this rule

iam sure that the judge an absent mind

December 23, 2006 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to Jihadi Du Jour. A fine site and some excellent articles. You will be a great addition. I look forward to reading your articles.

December 23, 2006 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey UI,

Good post, as always.

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


December 24, 2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger Red Tulips said...

Great post, UI.

It's so sad that this shonda of a nation is somehow a close ally of the US, and gets our money whenever we fill the oil tank. We need alternative fuel sources - STAT.

December 27, 2006 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are some sick monkees...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe screams


absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't kill religious Nazis


December 30, 2006 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post inspired mine, thanks!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
behead trespassers...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
eject potential converts

January 01, 2007 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That area is littered with signs in many different languages warning non-Muslims not to enter. Furthermore Indian Ambassador clearly said all the reports of execution and long jail sentence are fabricated (Link is right in your own blog), man was not even on trail. He was detained for three days; even in America with so-called habeas corpus nobody gets a trail in three days. Most of you people are bigots and islamophobes, you want something to rant about, you can really write about anything substantial so you choose the topic which might land you a job as Middle East expert on fox news. There has been many adventurers who wanted to enter Mecca and Madina just because it is prohibited to enter, so I am not surprised they detained him. Many years ago I saw it with my own eyes Saudi authorizes escorting stupid German couple, with women dressed in shorts, out of the prohibited zone. So before you go on ranting you should research the subject. And respect other people's culture and religion. Westerners only present semblance of tolerant society but the genes of medieval intolerance are well hidden under this facade. Fact there never existed historic communities of other religions within western world till well after renaissances, is testament to this fact. You cannot even tolerate you own dialects I think it is too much to accept tolerance towards more alien cultures and religion, I do believe sooner or later west will erupt in to orgy of midlevel violence just on the bases of race and religion.

February 27, 2007 5:14 AM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

I have no hatred for Arabs. In fact I rather like the people, the aesthetic culture, architecture, music, food. The people are also very beautiful. Its the ideology that I have a huge problem with.

Sounds like you are the bigot here, mr. anonymous. Your sweeping generalizations and comments about 'stupid Germans.' Are they stupid because they wanted to visit Saudi Arabia?

And your hope for 'eruptions of religious and racial medieval violence' in the West can be seen right now, today in Darfur and Iraq.

Read your own words. Or better yet, go ahead and take a look at this video of some Saudis interviewed on the streets. See how loving and 'tolerant' they are:

Then talk to me about respecting people's religions and cultures.

February 27, 2007 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is what really happened:§ion=0&article=90244&d=21&m=12&y=2006

The Indian ambassador to the Kingdom said yesterday that a non-Muslim Indian expatriate who strayed into the “Muslims Only” part of the holy city of Madinah earlier this week was never facing any stiff penalties for his trespass. His comments were made to clarify media reports in India that said the man faced a long prison sentence or even the death penalty for his alleged crime.

“It’s all fabricated stories and in fact Jojo was never tried or given the death penalty,” Indian Ambassador M.O.H. Farook told Arab News yesterday. “Rather he was released (on Tuesday) by the Saudi police.”

Police detained Jojo Joseph, a non-Muslim from the south Indian state of Kerala, early this week while he was traveling in a taxi within the area of the holy city near the Prophet’s Mosque that is reserved for Muslims.

June 13, 2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...


You are quoting from the Saudi Government press organ, The Arab News?

That is funny! You made me laugh.

June 13, 2007 6:32 AM  

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