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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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13 December 2005

Saudi Arabia

I subscribe to a little e-newsletter from the Saudi Embassy called AboutSaudiArabia.net. I periodically get emails from them with current events in Saudi Arabia. It is pretty much a propaganda arm of the Saudi Embassy trying to show how much they support the US and oppose terrorism and such.
Altogether though, it is a fairly interesting little news blurb.
The latest issue I got started off with this sentence
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz had called for the meeting to discuss what the OIC can do to end extremist teachings and to promote awareness about the true ideals of Islam -– peace, tolerance and moderation.

Now if Saudi Arabia was REALLY interested in ending "extremist teachings" they would promptly stop funding the Wahabist Sect of Islam. This particular little group exports it's extremist conservative views around the world with money supplied by the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. The Wahabists found Madrassas all over the world to teach their style of Islam. They are particularlyy active in places like Pakistan, in the Afghan refugee camps, and in Bosnia. Now they do some good too, they supply food and shelter for refugees and all of that, but in the process they teach an extremely fundamentalist view of Islam much like that of the Taliban in Afghanistan. (of which many of it's leaders studied in Wahabist madrassas in PK. They are sitting in Bosnia which used to be (and for the most part still is) a very secular Moslem state, but the schools this group sets up teach fundamentalism, intolerance, and extremism.
I'll believe the Saudi Royal family really wants to help when they start to reign this little(?) group of maniacs in. But it won't happen, the Wahabists are the dominant sect in Saudi Arabia, they are the reason for all those sharia law things there. For the Religious police that will beat a woman who is improperly dressed, or that forced girls back into a burning school because they weren't veiled when they came out. (note: the Saudi government denies this happened, witnesses and survivors say it did)
Oh well, just my comment for the day, if any Royal Saudi's read this, let me know when you are going to really step up to the plate.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Isn't it all America's fault? :p

Just kidding.

Question for you. Who was the one responsible for drawing up all the nation boundaries in that region?

9:09 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

The Brits, the Ottoman Empire, and the League of Nations mostly.

7:26 AM  

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