Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
Despite its regard by Western nations as one of the world's most repressive regimes, Saudi Arabia is preparing to host its first international conference on human rights this fall, promoting Islam as a "religion of peace."
With a theme of "human rights at the time of peace and war," the conference will "shed light on the Islamic approach toward human rights," according to the Arab News, a government-approved daily.
May I propose some starting points
Idi Amin, women rights, religious police, OBL support, public amputations of hands and feet, flogging ; 2600 lashes to be carried out in fifty equal sessions, etc ...
Member of coalition of the willing, when you have friends like this who needs ...
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
The Royal Family , Al-Saud's, named the country after them. Saudi Arabia has gone from one of the highest, if not the highest per capita incomes in the worlds during late 70's early 80's of around $28,000 to less then $10,000 now....why that has happened, as Andreas said, we can go on and on but the point being the people of Saudi are sick and tired of this. I know many Saudi's and they all despize their government, the government that has done very little for the people but ALOT for itself...Abdallah next in line to ailing Fahd is much better in many ways but he is also very old...i am hoping for the best in the years to come
CrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
"....and watching some unfortunate.."
When someone is getting 2600 lashes he surely did something to deserve it!!!
I really wish we would have some of their laws here in Germany.
It really pisses me off when I see how they care more of the criminals these days than the victims.
Everytime they catch a child molester or someone who has raped and/or murdered other people the first thing these bastards do is to scream that they deserve a fair trial, had a awful childhood or need first class psyochological help, bla bla bla.....only to continue with their crimes when they have been released as "cured"!!!!
Screw it, once they have bee proven guilty off goes the head, live & in color on every TV-channel. That would reduce the crime rate quite a lot, that`s for sure!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
Torsten, my brother worked in Riyadh for about 2 years. Shortly after he arrived there, he was taken to watch a public execution. Before that, he did have views on capital punishment just like you...afterwards he was so shocked, he now opposes this archaic leftover from the dark ages wherever it happens, just like myself!
Keesje: He can advise our government as long as he cares to: Capital punishment is gone in Germany since 1949 via constitution and even public polls over the last decades indicate, that a very large majority of the German people do not want it back, not even in the aftermath of 9/11!! (Not that it would help them, you'd need a change of constitution, and you to reach that, you's need a majority you'll never get)
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
Not sure why India's recognition of Tibet was deleted. After all, it is a fact.
But I'm not sure what relevance that has with respect to a prevailing discussion on the absurdity of Saudi Arabia's sponsorship of a human rights conference. Exactly what human rights does Saudi Arabia respect other than the right for its royalty to make ad hoc purchases of private wide-bodied aircraft?
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
No offense against the people of Saudi Arabia themselves, but isn't this a little like having a beauty pagent in Nigeria? Oh, wait!
Who keeps arranging all of these international events? I'm really starting to question their intelligence. Human rights conference in Saudi Arabia? Hopefully this will help to promote greater knowledge of Saudi Arabia's lack thereof.