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One possible method to curb Saudi intolerance

Reader comment on item: What Riyadh Buys [in Washington]

Submitted by Karsten Brasch (United States), Dec 14, 2002 at 01:23

I think that one of the ways in which the UN can help in curbing the power of Saudi Arabia is by mandating that all countries MUST respect the freedom of religion within their borders or risk having sanctions imposed on them. The sanctions should be those which hurt the most. Example: in the early '90s Saudi Arabia had a huge mosque built in Rome, the centre of Christianity, at a reported cost of $100 million. So a church or temple should be requested to be built in Riyadh for the millions of Christian and Hindu temporary workers who live there. If this is denied, then they should not be allowed to construct more mosques on Western soil.

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