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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia
Posted by: Richard Greenhough
Date/Time: 14/10/15 13:04:00

It is ironic that people criticise the European colonial powers for imposing their standards on the colonised peoples, and then also criticise Saudi Arabia - which was never colonised by the European powers - for maintaining its own traditions.

IMHO the only realistic alternative to the present Saudi government would be a religious-led regime that would make Isis/Daesh look like civilised moderates. It is therefore in the interests of all civilised people that there should not be an Islamist revolution in Saudi Arabia and that we should maintain relations with the present government and do our best to encourage them to accept more civilised arrangements for their legal system, treatment of women and foreign domestic workers.

There was hope that the Middle East was moving forwards with the Arab Spring, but the only country that may have benefited from it is Tunisia - Libya, Egypt, Syria are all worse off now than they were before.

"...its imposition of the extreme Wahabi form of Islam on the entire population".

This ignores the fact that there are significant numbers of Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia, particularly in the Eastern Province.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 09:12:00 David McLoughlin
   Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 09:35:00 Ken Munn
      Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 12:42:00 Colin Jordan
         Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 13:04:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 14:00:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 14:00:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia14/10/15 14:10:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 14:53:00 Janine Jarvis
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 15:54:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 16:21:00 Colin Jordan
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 16:34:00 Paul Wright
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 17:03:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 17:49:00 Paul Wright
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Appeasing Saudia Arabia16/10/15 17:02:00 Claire Moran
                              Times Article 16/10/15 17:11:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Times Article 16/10/15 17:48:00 Paul Wright
                                    Re:Re:Times Article 16/10/15 19:43:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Times Article 16/10/15 19:47:00 Paul Wright
                                          Appeasing Saudia Arabia17/10/15 10:44:00 David McLoughlin

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