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Freedom of speech or Long live the Saudi Religion Police!

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 28, 2009 at 18:22

Deborah from Saudi Arabia writes :

' We have a policy called "freedom of Speech" '

The Saudis have a policy called "Religion Police" or Muttawwain. You know the splendid "Committe for Promotion of Islamic Excellency and Prevention of Vice" with those lovely guys bearing long beards, long white gowns, long sticks and empowered to search, control and arrest anyone suspected of having done, thought or wished things un-Islamic. They e.g. may drive back into flames a girl fleeing from a burning house if she happens to forget her hijab. Or they may arrest you if you happen to be talking to a male who isn't your relative or even better they can burn you alive if you change your mind on Islam's self-glorified perfection and convert to Christianity...

http://www.ansamed.info/en/news/ME03.@AM17434.html

and they can do many, many more fine things to you if they think you deserve them ... Fascinating, isn't it?

> Why is it that when someone who is not a Redneck White, Supremicst, Yankee, Slave driver, True American says something that we don't like? Everyone gets up in arms and starts calling them names and being downright slanderous. Where is the freedom of speech.? <

Yes, indeed! Why aren't they just flogged, crucified, beheaded or hanged in public as it happens in Saudi Arabia? Why just calling names and denigrating the culprit ? It's really demoralizing , isn't it? The Saudis would never understand it. In their "holy" land Allah has made everything much simpler.

>I think the best thing to do is for the American Government to stick to its own ideas and focus on its national problems and not interfere in other people's politics, religions, ideals.<

A brilliant idea! The Saudis will love it. They will be left free to spend even more money on buying people like you and acting behind the stage. Frankly, how much do your Saudi bosses pay you for misleading and disinforming people, by the way? Aren't you working for the Muttawwain? The Committee needs devoted US women ready to do things to promote Islam and weaken opposition to Islam. If your brilliant scheme is adopted, then the virtuous Saudis will further buy published ( not 'public' as anyone in their senses does know what sort of cesspool and tyranny Saudia is) opinion, bribe politicians, provoke fake indignation and erect more mosques and Islaic culture centres, intensify their undercover jihad on the Balkans, in Western Europe and in the US... What's wrong about that? Let everybody just mind their own business and let the Saudi terrorists and their godfathers mind theirs! Let's not interefere in their activities and everything will be fine and good! How simple and how brilliant !!!

> Maybe the American people need a reminder of what happened when their government interfered with Vietnam and politics of a country that they called inferior. <

Oh, how historically educated you're are, lady Lawrence of Arabia ! As far as history goes there were two Vietnams and the US supported South Vietnam against the aggression of North Vietnam. And may I ask you what happened to South Vietnam when the North won ?

Now coming back to your generous Saudi bosses, if you wish to earn some extra money and/or a sweet pie in the Islamic sky you can report me and others to the Religion Police. They have recently launched a website on which un-Islamic behavior can be easily reported. Sorry for not providing the direct link but I am sure you know it .

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