They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, July 26, 2013

King Abdullah 'brings faiths together' everywhere

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has worked his black (gold) magic on John Kerry.  Kerry remarks upon Abdullah's urgent desire to 'bring faiths together'. Not totally sure what that means, but you wonder if it extends to Shia Islam.  Guess not. Don't expect to see him sitting with Iranians to heal the divisions in Iraq, Syria etc.  And he certainly won't be including apostates, witches and sorcerers  in his outreach program.  On the other hand, we may soon witness - perhaps - the ringing of church bells during the Muslim call to prayer in Cairo. Presumably in support of the Saudi approved military coup.
(It was just a good guess, with minimum sorcery)

 Secretary of State John Kerry – Remarks at the Ramadan Iftar Dinner
U.S. State Department, Washington, DC
July 24, 2013
[...] Before I close, let me share – just share a couple things with you. I was impressed when I first visited Saudi Arabia, and I met King Abdullah, and I listened to him talk about his sense of urgency about bringing faiths together and his own initiative to try to reach out across the divide and bring Muslim and all other religions together. Link

Amnesty Int
Saudi Arabia applies the death penalty for a wide range of crimes, including drug offences, apostasy, sorcery and witchcraft. ....Offences such as apostasy, sorcery and witchcraft have been used to punish people for the legitimate exercise of their human rights, including the rights to freedom of conscience, religion, belief and expression. Link