While the whole deal about gravity was amusing, this deal is disturbing:

“Recently, a newspaper photographer was detained by the mutawwa (religious police) for photographing a row of trees uprooted during a sand storm in Riyadh. The reason given for his detention was that trees are God’s creation and that by photographing fallen trees, the photographer was making fun of God’s creation.”

[Source: Arab News via Saudi Jeans]


And while we’re on it, here’s a very interesting article on the use of hip-hop in the Islamic world.