The Saudi kingdom prohibits the study of evolution, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Western music or Western philosophy in its universities, according to the U.S. State Department.Now, this is impressive (note - this is at the university level!). I'm curious what they actually end up teaching? I'm quite sure, much of early Islamic philosophy will also be unacceptable to the Kingdom.
And just to underscore the Saudi refusal to enter the modern world, just a few days ago a man convicted of a double murder was (officially) beheaded by sword and then hung on a cross in a public square in downtown Riyadh. Hmm..."beheading" and "crucifixion". This is still the 21st century, right?? Just checking.