Ideological and social polarization is preventing a strong Saudi rights movement from emerging.
Final count in (Riyadh), Saudi Arabia: "Yes" - 55,702 (82.46 per cent); "No" - 11,846 (17.54 per cent)
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti issued a condemnation of demonstrations that appeared to blame Iran for unrest among Shia Muslims in Gulf Arab states.
The imam of Mecca's Grand Mosque called on Arabs and Muslims on Friday to take "practical and urgent" steps to stop bloodshed in Syria.
The dean of the Zaytunah University in Tunis Tunisia thanks the Saudi Arabian government for welcoming pilgrims to Mecca this year.
Agreements between the Zaytunah University in Tunis and Jeddah University raise fear of Wahabi influence within the intellectual and academic spheres.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said only a minority were involved in violent anti-US protests over a film mocking the Prophet Mohamed and Islam.
Shaykh Bin Bayyah and his Global Centre for Renewal and Guidance have released a statement regarding the film " Innocence of Muslims".
The oil-rich Gulf monarchies are currently trying to avoid being hit by the wave of uprisings and revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East.
Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos recently visited Saudi Arabia and what she encountered surprised her and changed her views on the lives of women in the kingdom.