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Slavery in Arab Countries

About half of the Saudi workforce are migrant workers

If you pay attention to the news media, you will often come across stories relating to the abuse and mistreatment of migrant workers in Islamic countries. In Saudi Arabia for instance, almost one half of the entire workforce is made up of foreign labourers and some them are treated worse than slaves.

Most often the company organising workers on behalf of individuals or companies will retain the individual’s passport and documents which means that even in the country in which they work, they have no freedom.

Most of the men that go into these countries work in construction. They come to Saudi because there is not the work in their

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Qatar

More an oil and gas corporation than a country

Officially Qatar is a sovereign country which essentially consists of the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and it’s capital is Doha. It has a land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, but the rest of its territory is surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

This tiny country is notorious for supporting Al Qaeda-inspired terrorists in war-scarred Syria and tarnished its already infamous reputation by causing an ignominious scandal involving a female member of the Qatari royal

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Pushing boundaries

Qatari Princess Shaikha Salwa’s Sexual Scandal With Seven Men

It is often said that gossip makes the world go round and such stories should be left out of the media. But this is such a juicy tale that gave the world’s media organisations a field day.

The context is patriarchal and moral. Probably millions of men have had sex with multiple partners over the space of weeks and if anyone finds out, they are seen as heroes. Should any man be discovered in bed with seven women, he would be seen as a god.

However when a woman has such a strong libido, she is condemned and her family often suffers some disgrace. Civilisation only pretends to be moral

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