An American business woman was Jailed and beaten for having coffee with a business colleague at Starbucks. It is illegal (Sharia Law) in Saudi Arabia for a woman to be in the company of a man who is not her husband or a close relative. She was taken and thrown in jail by the Saudi religious police for breaking Islamic law.

Response: Another one of those incredible stories that boggles the mind and points out the huge cultural disconnect and clash between Western societies and Islamic nations. Those who go to Saudi Arabia on business need to be aware of the Sharia laws in that country, particularly women.

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