An Intruder In The Kingdom

When a young Saudi named Ramzi and his friends decided to dip their toes in the Internet last year, they vowed to avoid three risky topics in Saudi Arabia--sex, religion, and politics. But in a land where women are veiled from head to toe and unmarried couples may be arrested by baton-wielding religious police, curiosity prevailed. "Every single one of us has downloaded adult pictures on the Internet, and religion is one of the hottest subjects," Ramzi says. "People discuss religion in an open way that was unthinkable before."

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