by Name withheld upon request (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 7, Shawwal, 1433)
The Saudis want to ban religious activities also during Hajj and Umrah. What else do they plan to ban?
I recently applied for a visa to visit the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. The Saudi embassy sent forms that had the following statement at the bottom: “I fully understand that alcohol, narcotics, pornographic materials and all types of religious and political activities are prohibited. I accept that if I violate the laws and regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I shall be subject to capital punishment.” So we are prohibited even from religious activities while performing Umrah and Hajj?
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