(Apr 18)  A group of unknown extremists sent a threat message to Al-joof culture director, Ibrahim Al-Humaid informing him that they will kill him.  Al-joof is a very closed city which is located northern Riyadh. 
The extremists warned Al-Humaid not to have a poetry night where men and women have participated in different places. The poetry night took place last Thursday.
At that night Saudi female poet (Halima Mudhafer) read her poems from another place and men heard her voice and vise versa. That made al-Joof extremists got mad. Islamic extremists believe woman's voice should NOT be heard by stranger men.
About two months ago, the director had to postponed the event because the culture center tents got burned by unknown men. After many threat messages which were sent to the coordinators and the coordinators igonred them. So they stopped the event by burning the whole place. These tents were put up by the culture center for men and women to attend the event separately.
"You listen, your mother will cry on you just like the other mothers who cried on their corruptive sons. We will apply the truth (God's) words on you. We spill your blood as sacrifice (for us) to get closer to Alah" That was the message which was sent to Al-Humaid and his assistant too.
It was published today on Alwatan.


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