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Reader comment on item: Government for Sale [to the Saudis]
in response to reader comment: World could be better without Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Submitted by Sara (Bahrain), Jan 18, 2006 at 09:08

I wouldn't disagree that the life in Saudi Arabia, Iran …etc it a night mare. Nevertheless, this is not the Muslims' choice; it is the country's attitude. Yes, it is true there are some people with great ignorance, but they are not the majority. We find bad and good attitudes all over the world.

The problem here is not with Saudi nor Islam and not even America. The main problem here is how the media presents them to Glob. I do understand there are lot and high technology in States; this is because the good encouragement is available. On the other hand, I believe there are also a lot of criminal cases, social problems and family separation, which this last part is the least thing you could find in Saudi Arabia or others. And which I believe this part is related to Islam. I don't deny that there are problems in Islamic society, but not as much as westerns.

All in all, what I am trying to deliver is that political effect is always strong and it is the first one to be seen. Citizens don't usually make them, it often builds up from unfavorable groups. And I believe there are some unfavorable political groups in states….remember, it is always easier to remember the bad part, though good parts might be more and stronger. This is because a small bad part is so painful, where good parts hurts, and you can't even feel it…..

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