In a recent article, Reuters reported that Nigeria has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage after more than 600 Nigerian women were deported for trying to enter Mecca without a male relative.
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The award-winning documentary radio program, America Abroad, has recently released a new documentary entitled, “The Rise of the Islamists.”
From Jidda, Nicolai Ouroussoff reports on a Saudi governemnt plan to engineer four new urban centers—what the planners are calling ”economic cities”—in the Arabian desert, all to be completed by 2030. This massive endeavor is projected to create over a million new jobs and four million new homes. These new cities, the government claims, will pave the way for a less-oil dependent economic future and will open space for a new class of doctors, engineers, and businessmen to flourish, but the cities have also been designed to effect another sort of social change.