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Force the Issue

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Submitted by Dr. Richard Benkin (United States), Aug 21, 2007 at 18:41

It is inconceivable that the US government does not protest vigorously about the blatant bigotry practiced proudly by the Saudis--well perhaps not so inconceivable, just wrong.

Since the US government and the United Nations are too spineless to address this issue, I suggest that we all urge one or more of our most outspoken Senators on this issue to travel to Saudi Arabia on a fact finding mission regarding this. Some of these people are quite religious and open about it--Joe Lieberman, Sam Brownback, I'm sure there are others; maybe some House members, too. Let them enter Saudi Arabia with religious amulets dangling from their necks, carrying Bibles, and so forth. Perhaps some average citizens could arrive at the same time with similar items.

Let's see what the reaction would be in the media and elsewhere if these government officials were insulted and told their religious beliefs were not worthy. I think there are some people who would do it.

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