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Saturday, September 15, 2007

State Deparment Gives Saudia Arabia a Diplomatic Blow Job (Again)

The U.S. State Department offered up these gems today regarding Saudi Arabia:
"While overall government policies continue to place severe restrictions on religious freedom, there were some improvement[-O RLY?] in specific areas during the period covered by this report,"

"I'm not sure that the security situation right now -- even if there were people who favored allowing minority faiths to build places of worship, I'm not sure that would be a good idea at this point, frankly,"

"Charges of harassment, abuse, and even killings at the hands of the muttawa (religious police) continued to surface. Saudi textbooks continued to contain statements of intolerance,"
Notice how the AFP, a French media organization arguably to the left of Marx, bashes the U.S. for giving the Saudis a "pass" on their lack of religious freedom while they constantly slant their reporting in favor of Islamic fundamentalists when it comes to the Iraq war or Israel. Not the point of this post; but hey, there it is.

To refresh your memory, Saudi Arabia is a county where non-Muslims can be executed for entering the "holy" cities of Mecca or Medina, slavery is endemic and justified by the “Holy Koran”, women are given 100 lashes for walking in public without a male family member, Bibles and Torahs are banned, and you may be executed for possessing them, blah, blah, you know the story.

It is argued, correctly I might add, that the recent actions of the United States and her “allies” have worked to increase the number of Muslim terrorist attacks throughout the world. This is irrelevant, however, if you consider that the conflict between the Western and Islamic world has been on-going for the last 1200 years. Bush didn’t bring anything new to the table, and neither did Osama. I’m not going to give you a history lesson, do your own research.

The bottom line is that if you believe in the freedom of speech (not just the speech that fits your political template), the freedom to believe, or not to believe, in God, equal rights and opportunities for all people, and the end of discrimination (sorry, this would also mean the end of the Affirmative Action, gender and race quotas, Jesse and Al, Racism™ etc.), a free market economy, and above all else the right to live your life the way you see fit, you will oppose the intrusion of fundamentalist Islam in the United States and the Western world, and not parrot the the anti-American ideals of the equally radical Left.

President Bush, Stop pandering to these Islamist thugs: I would rather pay $1 more of a tank of gas. Speaking of gas, where is this Iraqi oil that was supposed to pay for the war?

(Update: Greenspan says it was all about the oil, silly. Again- where is it?)



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