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Another way of tackling Saudis

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Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Apr 20, 2007 at 12:09

"Daniel Pipes replies:

"How does any group, or network, combat the Islamists without toppling, either overtly or covertly, this family business known as Saudi Arabia?"

Good question. I worry that toppling the monarchy would lead to the even more extreme elements taking over.

The place to start, clearly, is to stop sending tens of billions of dollars to Riyadh for oil and gas."

Given the international trade and commerce, I don't know how Riyadh cn be denied tens of billions of dollars for it's exports.

What can be done is to make the privileges saudis enjoy in non-Muslim world on a one to one basis. That is if saudis want to send wahhabi preachers to say US, US should demand that it can be allowed only if preachers of other religions are allowed inside Saudi arabia. If SA wants to set up a mosque in the UK, UK should demand that UK citizens be able to set up Churches or temples or other places of worship in SA.

Saudis must be given a dose of their own medicine; this applies to all islamic countries. Then only they will come to their senses.

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