2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Held Against Their Will

Reader comment on item: Hearing on "Should the United States Do More to Help U.S. Citizens Held against Their Will in Saudi Arabia?"

Submitted by John Randall Peacher (United States), Jul 14, 2002 at 09:49

Not only should the US Government support and provide assistance to citizens held against their will; but we should examine why we are supporting a dictatorship that is holding MILLIONS of persons against their will. The Kingdom of Saud is guilty of imposing virtual slavery upon the women of Saudi Arabia. Not only American service personnel are victims; and victims they are. Americans, not allowed to have religious observances on holy days, women not allowed to drive or dress as they wish when leaving military bases, not alowed to be in possion of another Holy Book, the Bible.

Out of fear, the US Department of State is unwilling to stand upon the very foundations upon which the US Government is built. It is a situation not unlike those who fought in our Civil War for the continued confinement of slaves in the Southern United States. The US Government is supporting slavery in the Islamic World. To make matters worse, these slave governments are trying to impose, by violence and bribery, continued support and silence of Democratic nations.

If President Abraham Lincoln had waited for support from senators from Virginia, North and South Carolina and the majority of Southern Senators and Representatives, blacks would still be working under their slave masters in the southland. Here we are, over 100 years later, a superpower among the nations of the world, supporting Islamic Nations with 280 million slaves; afraid of offending the dictatorships of Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Lebannon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Quatar, Kwaite, Pakistan, Sudan, and on and on....Hundreds of millions of innocents living in slavery, and we, a superpower afraid of confronting the slave masters head on.

A shameful blotch for the democratic governments of the world.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Held Against Their Will by John Randall Peacher

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)