Sculpture resembling cross demolished in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia’s most conservative provinces has demolished a towering concrete sculpture in response to complaints by residents that it resembled a Christian cross, prompting a local commentator on Tuesday to criticize the move as possible blowback for recent reforms.

State-linked local news sites, including NewsQassim.com, reported that the municipal office for the landlocked, central province of Qassim took down the sculpture last Friday.

Videos and photos posted on social media and local news sites showed the sculpture in ruins after demolition by bulldozers in Qassim’s provincial capital of Buraydah, 220 miles (350 kilometers) northwest of the country’s capital, Riyadh.

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  • KillerMarmot

    I hope that’s not supposed to be a map of Saudi Arabia.

    • It’s a Big Saudi;)

      • Dana Garcia

        Big Saudi (or even standard) has plenty of room to take a few million fellow-Muslim refugees.

        It has taken ZERO so far, yet western nations are supposed to welcome endless Islamic war detritus, riddled with enemy jihadists.

  • Nuke Mecca.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    I’m still hoping the Saudis will embrace Trudeau-style multiculturalism!

    Wonder how long that’ll be?

  • stubb

    Islamic nutbag goatherds + huge oil reserves = one of the greatest disasters of the past 500 years.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Isn’t it spelled Saudi Barbaria?

    • mobuyus

      That’s sodi barbaria.

      • vwVwwVwv

        thank’s

        • Raymond Cameron

          I call it Sordid Arabia.

          • vwVwwVwv

            😉

  • Starlord

    The Muslim elite (men) sure do have double standards. In the UK and west they drink, eat non halal and love high price escorts. When back home they do the same but have to keep it hidden… bullshit artists and hypocrites

    • tom_billesley

      Don’t forget the gambling. Casinos in Europe depend on them.

      • Starlord

        Damn always forget the casinos!

  • tom_billesley