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Saudi Arabia
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Religion The government has declared the Qur'an and the Sunnah (tradition) the country’s constitution. There is no separation of religion and state. Prohibits the public practice of other religions. The spreading of Muslim teachings that is not in accordance with the accepted interpretation of Islam is prohibited. Non-Muslim clergy are not allowed to enter the country. It is illegal to distribute other religious materials such as the bible.
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Religion Members of the Shi’a minority are the subjects of political and economic discrimination. Unofficial restrictions on the number of Shi’a admitted to universities. Islamic religious education is mandatory in public schools at all levels. Conversion by Muslims to another religion (apostasy) is punishable by death. But, as of 2010 there had been no reports of such executions.
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Religion The Rise of the Wahahbi Movement One of the tribes that roamed the desert beyond Ottoman control was the tribe of Saud who’s leader was Muhammad Ibn Saud . He wanted to gain an advantage over his rivals in the constant search for water and good grazing land for animals. He approached a famous religions scholar named Abd al-Wahhab , who lived in an oasis near the current Saudi capital Riyadh. Abd al-Wahhab promised Allah’s blessing to ibn Saud in his contests with his rivals. In return, the Saudi leader agreed to protect al-Wahhab from threats to his life by opponents of the strict doctrines he taught and preached, and he swore an oath of obedience to these doctrines thus giving rise to Wahhabism .
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Religion Wahhabism claims to adhere to the correct understanding of the general Islamic doctrine of Tawhid, the Uniqueness and Unity of God, shared by the majority of Islamic sects, but uniquely interpreted by Abdul Al-Wahhab . Ibn Abd- al-Wahhab was influenced by the writings of Ibn Taymiyya and questioned classical interpretations of Islam, claiming to rely on the Qur'an and the Hadith. He attacked a "perceived moral decline and political weakness" in the Arabian Peninsula and condemned what he perceived as idolatry, the popular cult of saints, and shrine and tomb visitation
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Religion The only movement to embrace Wahhabism has been the Taliban which Saudi Arabia recognized as the ‘true rulers of Afghanistan’ prior to 9/11. It preaches violence against ‘Infidels’ and that includes Shi’a Muslims as Wahhabism is a strict and puritanical form of Sunni Islam
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Economics Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government controls over major economic activities. It possesses about 20% of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporter of petroleum, and plays a leading role in OPEC. The petroleum sector accounts for roughly 80% of budget revenues, 45% of GDP, and 90% of export earnings Almost 6 million foreign workers play an important role in the Saudi economy, particularly in the oil and service sectors, while Riyadh is struggling to reduce
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