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Saudis To Host Human-rights Conference  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1345 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.


http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33396

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 ...

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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Don't forget the oh-so-popular public amputation of heads!!!

...and the fact that most Saudi citizens are poor despite the largest oil reserves in the world...

...and the fact that even the Arabian neighbours of S.A. believe the house of Fahd is the most corrupt ruling dynasty!!...

...and the fact that the members of the Fahd family do see themselves as the keepers of the Islamic faith and all of its rules...but live a life that has nothing to do with Islamic rules...


I guess we could go on and on and on....



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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 1317 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

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Having the Saudi's host a conference on human rights is like having North Korea hold a symposium on the merits of democratically elected government.  Smile

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

This is a joke, right?

So who are the invitees to this "human-rights conference?"

The Taliban? Libya? North Korea? Sudan? Zimbabwe? John Ashcroft?


User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

I thought Cuba was going to do the human rights deal this time around. Didn't Danny Glover say so on "Entertainment Tonight"? ...Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Saudi Arabia hosting a Human Rights Conference is like the US hosting a Conference on Civil Liberties.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Sounds like Srbmod got those leaflets dropped by the black helicopter telling him not to reply to any forums on A.net. Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

What black helicopters? There are no black helicopters.

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

2600 lashes?

Blimey thats a bit harsh! Dont they do it in public as well? Can you imagine tunign in to CNN and watching some unfortunate getting whipped with a very long stick? Harsh.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1244 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!

CC32


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

crewchief32, I propose you go to Riad and visit chopchop square.
For hands they use a short sharp knife first & then break it off.

When coming back you can advise the governement on how you think it should be done in the future.

You should have lived 300 yrs ago.. an eye for an eye ..


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1202 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)

[Edited 2003-07-07 09:33:00]


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

So the "India recognises Tibet as part of China" thread was deleted but this one is okay to stay?????


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1171 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?


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Maybe they're going to peek through the keyhole and learn about "granting human rights"!

[Edited 2003-07-07 18:29:37]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1146 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.



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