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Is this graphic comparing punishments between ISIS and Saudi Arabia accurate?

I found the following image on a reddit thread. How accurate is this comparison?
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Is it legal for a Muslim husband to beat his wife in Saudi Arabia?

Today on the 700 Club’s “Bring It On” segment where viewers ask Robertson questions, one man wondered how he should go about repairing his marriage with a wife who “insults” him and once tried to ...
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Did Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz claim the earth is flat?

According to various social media posts (eg one and two and google search shows many results with the meme), Ibn Baz said the following in 1993: Transcript: "The earth is flat. Whoever claims it ...
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Is Russia's fiscal break-even price for oil around half of Saudi Arabia's?

According to the philosopher John Gray (Why this crisis is a turning point in history): An increasing influence on the EU will come from Russia. In the struggle with the Saudis that triggered the ...
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Did Saudi Arabia deposit 1 billion dollars to pay the US for troop presence?

President Trump said this to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham: I said to Saudi Arabia - we have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia - I said “Listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops?...
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Were there 2.48 million Syrians living in Saudi Arabia in 2018?

GMI claims As per the data from 2017-2018, more than 30% of the Saudi population are expats. The total number of non-Saudis in the country is estimated to be 10,736,293. Nearly a quarter of this ...
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Did a dust storm in Saudi Arabia cause it to “rain” money?

The report Video: Storm in Saudi Arabia (or Dubai) causes money to rain. Emirates 24|7 News, February 24, 2015 claims that a recent dust storm in Saudi Arabia contained, briefly, bank notes flying ...
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Do Saudi authorities censor specific verses of the Quran?

From themillenniumreport.com: Kingship is accursed in our Islamic Religion, in the Holy Qur’aan, because it is an imposed authority of One Person and his Family members to suppress the people ...
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Has Saudi Arabia announced plans for a women-only city?

There's been reports of announced plans for a women-only city in Saudi Arabia. For example: Saudi Arabia plans new city for women workers only from The Guardian. Al Arabiya claimed (on August 15, ...
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Does Saudi Arabia have 100,000 tents equipped with air-conditioning systems sitting empty in the desert?

This video by Rebel Media claims at 4.10: Saudi Arabia has 100,000 air-conditioned tents sitting empty in the desert. They can hold half a million people ... Is it true?
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Are imported, machine slaughtered meats served to pilgrims in Mecca?

I recently received this message on whatsapp: A warning to those Intending to perform Umrah or Hajj Mufti Abdullah Nana, the founding member of the Halal Advocates of America, says: "I ...
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Was Omar Borkan Al Gala removed from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome”?

Several news sources reported that 3 men were deported from Saudi Arabia in early April because they were "too handsome." Now "fashion photographer, actor, and poet" Omar Borkan Al Gala is reported ...
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Has Saudi Arabia banned 50 names?

I came across an article by The Independent claiming that 50 names were banned in Saudi Arabia for a variety of reasons. An older article from arabnews.com claims that the story was made up. What ...
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Is Saudi Arabia funding 200 mosques but not accepting any refugees?

Has Saudi Arabia announced it'll build 200 mosques for those fleeing fighting in Syria and Iraq, but won't accept any refugees? Example claim: "Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 Mosques for Syrians in ...
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Was poisonous gas used during the Sep 2015 Mecca stampede?

This post from AWDNews is doing the rounds on Facebook: Saudi forces deliberately used poisonous gas during the Mecca stampede, says a Saudi expert Mr. Hani al-Shoukri , an astute Middle-East expert ...
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Is Saudi Arabia hosting ~2.5 million Syrian refugees? [duplicate]

After being criticized for not doing enough to help refugees, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that they have been helping after all. Among others, it specifically claims that it ...
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Did the Saudi mufti issue a fatwa saying that men can eat their wives?

According to some news reports, a leading Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia has permitted men to eat their wives (the whole thing, or only part if that's all they need) if they get hungry enough. This is ...
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Is the United States now the largest oil producer?

It is claimed that the United States now produces more oil than Saudi Arabia: Total crude oil production in the US, including liquids separated from natural gas, was the highest compared to all other ...
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Is sex slavery active in the Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates?

In Iran (as a neighbor of these countries from the north of Persian Gulf) it is common to hear claims that sex slavery is active in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. You can find some ...