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Tariq A. Al Maeena

Tariq A. Al Maeena

Tariq A. Al Maeena is a Saudi socio-political commentator. He was educated at the University of Denver. He lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 Recent Articles

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    Saturday Dec 20

    When clerics collide over differing ideologies

    Perhaps the biggest argument raised in support of Shaikh Al Ghamdi is that God did not decree that women should cover their faces during the holiest of religious rituals which is during Haj

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    Saturday Dec 13

    Justice is in the eyes of the beholder

    As judgements in Saudi Arabia are pre-disposed to be in line with Sharia, interpretation of such laws is often left to the individual meting out justice

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    Saturday Dec 6

    Doctors come in all genders

    In Saudi Arabia, there is no sense re-inventing the wheel with the traditions of long-honoured establishments such as medical institutions

  • Saturday Nov 29

    Greed knows no religion

    There will be no time for repentance and there will be no escape from divine justice for those whose injustice bends the backs of others

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    Saturday Nov 22

    A beauty pageant that never was

    It is unfortunate that the commendable work of the Saudi religious police in general is often overshadowed by the excessive reaction of some of its members

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    Saturday Nov 15

    Extremism is a sullied philosophy

    The Saudi government and people of the country are partners in their determination to stamp out the evil of extremism from their midst

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    Saturday Nov 8

    Israelis must pay for their war crimes

    To excuse or forget the crimes against humanity committed by the Netanyahu government will be nothing short of a mockery of justice

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    Saturday Nov 1

    Pakistan PM’s recent US trip comes under question

    There are many Pakistanis who reject the current set of leadership as being corrupt and self-serving

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    Saturday Oct 25

    Writing on the wall for Saudi aviation

    That a study features the kingdom’s three main airports among the worst five in the region is enough reason to worry. Authorities need to stop acting indifferent

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    Saturday Oct 18

    Time to clamp down on dishonest sponsors

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia ought to make sure those coming to the kingdom seeking employment do not end up being exploited by unscrupulous elements