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The warrior al-Sauds got religious legitimacy; the anhedonic Wahhabis got protection.

To this day the Koran is the constitution of Saudi Arabia, and Wahhabism its dominant faith.

The royals doubled down on the deal when Islamic fundamentalists took over the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, in 1979.

When I suggested we visit, Abdullah smiled with sweet exasperation.

” asked Abdullah Hejazi, my boyish-looking guide in Old Jidda.

Under a glowing Arab moon on a hot winter night, Abdullah was showing off the jewels of his city—charming green, blue, and brown houses built on the Red Sea more than a hundred years ago.

The preservation of these 500 houses surrounding a souk marks an attempt by the Saudis, whose oil profits turned them into bling addicts, to appreciate the beauty of what they dismissively call “old stuff.”Jidda means “grandmother” in Arabic, and the city may have gotten its name because tradition holds that the grandmother of all temptresses, the biblical Eve, is buried here—an apt symbol for a country that legally, sexually, and sartorially buries its women alive.

(A hard-line Muslim cleric in Iran recently blamed provocatively dressed women for earthquakes, inspiring the headline SHEIK IT!

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