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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Felibri.com (February 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980994845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980994841
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,657,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wake up world!!
Infidel
This is a "must read" for anyone contemplating visiting Saudi Arabia or having anything to do with a Saudi.
ChrisLA
Karin's story is one that every woman should read.
Gaylan W. King

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gaylan W. King on February 8, 2009
I worked in Iraq, lived part-time in Kuwait and traveled extensively in the Middle East from 2003 through late 2007. I discovered Dr. Alrabaa's columns in a Kuwaiti newspaper and immediately realized him to be the Moderate Arab that Western Society claimed was nonexistent.
We corresponded and a friendship developed; I currently seek out his Columns in the Jerusalem Times.
He shared a proof of "Karin" with me about 18 months ago; it was fascinating and I could not put it down.
We Westerns tend to clump all Arabs and Muslims into one homogeneous group. This is no more correct there than it would be to say that America, state to state, is homogeneous; it is also a dangerous assumption.
Dr. Alrabaa, with great skill and entertainment value, drives home the fact that Saudi Arabia, our supposed ally, home of the Wahabi movement from which the majority of Jihadist Terrorism sprang, is an exceeding cruel and self-centered society. Karin's story is one that every woman should read. It is infuriating, evil and, unfortunately, both true and representative of the situation all women in Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere, must tolerate and survive.
A Gripping Read and I highly recommend it to all.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Infidel on February 2, 2009
The author, Sami Alrabaa, collected these true stories while teaching at King Saud University in Riyadh. These accounts have been authenticated and are told by the victims(when possible)and sometimes by the victimizers themselves. They will shock you. Some readers not familiar with Islam or Saudi Arabia may not even be able comprehend the level of inhumanity inflicted on human lives according to Islamic Sharia Law. This book contains stories detailing the victimization of women, men, children, and non-Muslims alike. I found it difficult to put down.

Take for instance the Muttawa, or morality police, in Saudi Arabia who walk around with their whips terrorizing countless people (usually women)for "modesty violations". These men, usually the most depraved, corrupt and evil of them all, are well known for their hypocritical self-righteousness. You'll learn that you are in violation for something as insignificant as showing your tongue while eating an ice cream cone and read about the stoning to death of a deaf girl who was mistaken for a prostitute when the Muttawa observed her brother tap her on the shoulder in public to get her attention. The inhumanity is unfathomable!

Also included are stories of some of the infamous princes. Arab men, especially Saudi men have been spoiled rotten as children by their wealthy parents. Brought up to believe men are superior and women are a burden, used solely for sexual pleasure and providing male children has led to untold atrocities and countless victims. This should be mandatory reading for Western women contemplating a relationship with a Muslim man. They are skilled, even financially rewarded in some cases, for wooing non-muslims into marriage.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris Carter on February 11, 2009
Karin in Saudi Arabia is horrifying, but true. Dr. Alrabaa exposes the nightmare in Saudi Arabia where women are gang-raped and schoolgirls are burned alive by the "Morality Police." "Our friends" the Saudis bar the press from reporting these human rights atrocities. Americans must learn what is occurring in Saudi Arabia. Otherwise, when Islamic Law is implemented here in the United States, we too will live the nightmare.

Chris Carter
Host of the Unto the Breach radio program
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ChrisLA on February 8, 2009
Glimpsing into life in Saudi Arabia is as difficult as seeing through an abaya, but Sami Alrabaa's true stories are as horrifying as they are illuminating. The narratives flow so freely from the pages, one must continually remember they aren't fictional accounts from someones fertile imagination. What are most chilling about life in Saudi Arabia based on the stories are the arbitrariness of justice, the duplicity of Saudis' respect for their own draconian social rules, and the absolute absence of civil rights for foreigners. It is no wonder that most Westerners who work there must live in compounds isolated from the Saudi society -- which would otherwise suffocate them. This is a "must read" for anyone contemplating visiting Saudi Arabia or having anything to do with a Saudi.
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By debi on November 21, 2011
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If you want to know just how "outsiders" are treated in Saudi Arabia (not just women but men too) this book is an eye opener. The short stories of each person and what they tolerated before escaping, will leave you in shock. No one will tell you any of this. You must read. Don't keep your head in the sand, rather read and make yourself aware of what could happen anywhere these people rule.
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