Saudi labor minister faces ‘deadly prayers’ from angry clerics

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A group of religious figures in Saudi Arabia have threatened to strike the labor minister who seeks to create jobs for women with “deadly prayers.” They threatened to pray that he gets cancer like his predecessor Ghazi al-Gosaibi, who died of the disease in 2010.


During a meeting at the labor ministry on Tuesday, about 200 religious figures accused Minister Adel Fakeih of executing a “Westernization” plan and asked him to ban women from working in lingerie shops within a month or he will face their dangerous prayers.

The ministry began in 2011 enforcing a decision to replace salesmen with Saudi women at lingerie shops in a bid to create jobs for women and meet the demands of female customers embarrassed to buy lingerie from salesman.

During the meeting, various religious figures successively attacked the minister and gave him little time to explain his decision and its benefit for the Saudi economy and for Saudi women.

One religious man told the minister, “I supplicated against a senior official at the ministry and he received the (cancer) disease and he died; this was because he began implementing the feminization decision,” according to al-Eqtisadiah newspaper. The man reportedly referred to previous Labor Minister Gosaibi.

Written By: Al Arabiya
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31 COMMENTS

  1. In reply to #2 by Net:

    the labor minister who seeks to create jobs for women with “deadly prayers.”

    how does he intend to create jobs with deadly prayers? is this a new form of job incentive?

    “women with deadly prayers”… sounds like a dodgy girl band to me…

  2. In reply to #1 by aquilacane:

    Women can were lingerie in Saudi Arabia?

    Oh yes. I’ve not been to Saudi, but if it is anything like Syria and other arab countries that I have been to, then what women wear in their own homes is down to them. From my limited questions about private socialising, arabs get up to all the same things we do. If the shops are anything to go by, there’s a huge trade in womens’ clothes. It is only in public (and semi-public ie if a husband invites a colleague in for coffee) that their nutty rules apply.

  3. this is what religion should be doing to gain its political ends and i applaud it. it might help if the rest of us play along and pretend to be scared of deadly prayers to encourage their use.

    it worked for the spanish inquisition, probably

    “Fetch the comfy chair!”

  4. Sounds like an attempt to subvert ‘the will of Allah’ by nutters brandishing incantations.

    If this works they’ll have to include in sharia law ‘assault with a deadly prayer with intent to cause mirth and incredulity’, though I suspect they’ll have to resort to shooting Adel Fakeih or blowing him up in the traditional manner known among devout muslims.

  5. Can we do jokes?

    British engineer invents prayer mat with bomb inside; is it popular?
    “Oh yes, were, ramping up production- prophets are going thru the roof!

    “Haven’t seen your little Muhammad for a while, Ameerah”
    “He’s not so little now- a proud 12 year old suicide bomber”

    My, my… they blow up so quickly theses days!

  6. Deadly prayers – the gentle art of persuasion.

    Deadly prayers – Islam: demonstrating moral leadership every day.

    Deadly prayers – the obvious choice for the religion of peace!

  7. If praying was all religous people did to get what they wanted it would be finem but they don’t; they get involved in politics, start insisting people follow their silly-made-up rules from their silly-made-up god, riot for their right to oppress, kill, bomb, etc ….
    Religionuts, please just pray for what you want. If it doesn’t happen, then your invidsible friend didn’t want it to happen. That way you don’t risk doing something He really didn’t want and being sent to hell!

  8. “I supplicated against a senior official…and he died.”

    We have final proof at last – God exists!

    However, calm down everyone – he is still exactly what we’ve been saying all along – an evil and vengeful misogynist!

  9. I’m thinking of getting in touch. “I’m an atheist who thinks that women have equal rights and that all you idiots are, well – idiots. My challenge is that you all surround me and think “deadly prayers” at me to die for my evil opinions within 48 hours. If I’m not dead, you give me 30 million pounds.”

    Think they’ll put their money where their mouth is?.

  10. ” A group of religious figures in Saudi Arabia have threatened to strike the labor minister who seeks to create jobs for women with “deadly prayers.” “

    How these nut bags can even think this let alone use it as a threat in the 21st century boggles the mind!

  11. Please, please please God, even though I don’t believe in you, I promise I will do if only you make all the Islamic oil run out so that all these useless arrogant malevolent creeps are forced to get proper jobs!

  12. and asked him to ban women from working in lingerie shops within a month or he will face their dangerous prayers.

    He is no doubt safe from the “dangerous prayers”, but probably not safe from some of the owners of the infected brains doing the praying!

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