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Old 09.01.2015, 12:14
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True, although the moment Mohammed died is the moment it started splintering in various directions. The original splinter is still with us today in the conflict between Sunnis and Shiites.

So are we to jump into this fray now, over a thousand years later, to make a case with the House of Saud that they shouldn't be there? What is the point? And how does that translate into anything useful today?
We could start off by being more principled. We give the likes of North Korea and Cuba a tough time for not conforming to our interpretations of freedom and Human Rights, but Saudi seems to have carte blanche. And this is not just a government thing. Consider the controversial movie The Interview, I don't think any government ordered or was behind that. But would Hollywood do something similar about Saudi? Why are we so concerned about not offending them? And its not just because they're Mulsim because Baron Sascha Cohen was able to make fun of his dictator figure who appeared to be a pastiche on Gaddhafi and Saddam Hussein rolled into one persona.

So there is this silk glove treatment which is not natural. But even besides that, its not for us to take a judgement on who or what true Islam is. That's a discussion Muslims have to have. But we don't need to be Muslims to see that something is seriously rotten in Saudi.
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