Saudi Arabia is the main cause of blood baths in Mideast - and the one state that takes the least responsibility for it
Saudi Arabia takes zero refugees from the disaster it created in Syria.
Amnesty International: 7 ways Saudi Arabia is silencing people online
1. Gagging anyone with an independent opinion
“Overall, the situation in Saudi Arabia is very bad, particularly from the point of view of people with independent opinions who go against the grain. Recently, there have been investigations, arrests and short-term detentions of journalists, athletes, poets, bloggers, activists and tweeters.”
2. Blaming everything on terrorism
“The authorities are fragile. They seek to gag and stifle dissent using various means, including the shameful Terrorism Law that has become a sword waved in the faces of people with opinions. Courts issue prison sentences of 10 years or more as a result of a single tweet. Atheists and people who contact human rights organizations are attacked as ‘terrorists’.”
3. Personal attacks on bloggers
“I have been harassed in many ways. The authorities approached the internet providers hosting my personal website and asked them to block it and delete all the content. They also dispatched security officers to tell me to stop what I was doing in my own and my family’s best interests. I was later officially banned from blogging and threatened with arrest if I continued. I succumbed and stopped in order to protect my family.”
4. Bans, false accusations and being fired from your job
“There are many cases of bloggers being restricted or banned. Some of them – whom I know – are still being investigated about blogs they wrote in 2008, even though they aren’t involved in blogging anymore. Saudi bloggers can also be fired from their jobs and prevented from making a living. Many face false allegations that they are ‘atheists’or ‘demented’. Restrictions are imposed on almost every aspect of the blogger’s life.”
5. Far-reaching online surveillance and censorship
“Censorship is at its maximum, especially after passing the Terrorism Law. A poet was arrested as a result of a single tweet which indirectly criticized King Abdullah using symbolic language. With millions of web users in Saudi Arabia, this means the authorities are keeping an eye on everything that’s being written. We have also received reports through international newspapers that Saudi Arabia uses surveillance to hack and monitor activists’ accounts.”
6. Deploying an electronic army
“The authorities have powerful cyber armies which give a false impression of the situation in Saudi Arabia to deceive people overseas. They launch websites, YouTube channels and blogs to target activists and opponents, and depict them as atheists, infidels and agents who promote disobedience of the Ruler. By contrast, these websites, channels and blogs often praise the state and its efforts. I have personally been the victim of such state orchestrated campaigns that harmed my reputation.”
7. Brutal punishments
“Raif Badawi’s case further demonstrates the brutality of a state that still rules through punishments from the Middle Ages, like flogging, hefty fines and exaggerated prison terms. The Saudi government needs to know that it doesn’t own the world and that it can’t silence the world’s voice with its money.”
The kingdom has also launched a powerful cyber army to create “a false impression of the situation in Saudi Arabia to deceive people overseas” and target Saudi activists and opponents, depicting them as “atheists, infidels and agents who promote disobedience of the ruler,” the blogger said.
Earlier this year, Saudi authorities sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in jail and one thousand lashes for only setting up a website.
Reporters Without Borders has named Saudi Arabia, which is ruled by a hereditary royal system, as one of the “enemies of the Internet” for its censorship and surveillance.
In July, then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, censured Saudi Arabia for harassing human rights activists under a failed judicial system.
Activists say there are over 30,000 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi authorities have also defied calls by international rights groups to end what has been described as violations of women’s rights in the monarchy.
Islam is the worst ideological crime history knows about and Saudi Arabia is the most intolerant Human Rights abuser - yet both are desperately protected by Western leaders
Jürgen Todenhöfer (German expert on the situation in Iraq and Syria): They (muslim terrorists) are extremely brutal. Not just head-cutting. I'm talking about the strategy of religious cleansing. That's their official philosophy. They are talking about 500 million people who have to die.
The West doesn’t want democracy in Syria. The biggest resistance to
democratic reforms in Syria comes currently out of Obama's and Cameron's policy. Obama once said: "Strong presidents talk to their enemies." Why doesn't he just do it? The fact that Assad is not a Democrat cannot be an obstacle. America's favorite friends in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Co. are not either.
The West 'has no concept' of how dangerous the group (i.e. original islam - Klevius correction) is and says they want to 'kill all non-believers and enslave their children'.
The West has underestimated the risk posed by Islamic State 'dramatically'. IS is 'much smarter and more dangerous than our leaders believe'.
'The city of Mosul [in Iraq], with a population of three million, for example, is controlled by IS with about 5,000 fighters. To crush them with bombs means reducing all of Mosul to rubble and killing tens of thousands of civilians.'
Todenhöfer said that he constantly heard the view that ISIS want to 'conquer the world'.
This is the largest religious cleansing strategy that has ever been planned in human history.
Klevius: I beg to differ. It's only a tiny top of the iceberg of the largest religious cleansing strategy that has ever been planned in human history.
In Syria, however, the protesters were met with fierce opposition from within their own population. To date Bashar Al-Assad has at least as many followers as the opposition, whether we like this or not. Almost the entire alawite, christian and other minorities have rallied behind him. They make up about 28 percent of the population. Also parts of the Sunni middle class do support him; the West has completely misjudged the situation.
The legitimacy of the Syrian protesters was lost, when in early May 2011 Qatar and Saudi Arabia began to supply the Syrian uprising with money and weapons
In line with international law, money and arms supplied for the support of uprisings in other countries remains a violation of international law and an unlawful encroachment on the sovereignty of states. Barack Obama or Angela Merkel would share this view, if Syria were to provide American or German insurgents with weapons.
The Sunni states of Saudi Arabia and Qatar pursue in Syria - tacitly supported and controlled by their big brother, the USA - other goals than the sympathetic Syrian protesters of the first days. In the downfall of the Alawite Assad they see an opportunity to weaken their nemesis, which is shiite Iran, and who is Syria's ally. Therefore they support in Syria specific Sunni extremists who regard Shiites and Alawites as heretics.
In late 2011 this remote-controlled war of faith and by proxy attracted like a magnet the Salafist-Wahhabi terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, which calls its Syrian branch Jabhat-Al-Nusra. Because of their member's great personal courage and fighting strength, it has become the most powerful and most potent rebel group in Syria. As is the general case of the global support for Al-Qaeda's terrorism it does receive its support and direction specifically from within Saudi Arabia. Its Saudi backers believe that this strategy will not only weaken Iran, but will also help in spreading the radical Salafist-Wahhabi faith, to which - and much to their chagrin - only two percent of the world's Muslim population adhere.
The number of muslim jihadists in Syria is more than 100,000, and counting.
The claim of the United States that they could ensure through inspections at the Turkish border that only "moderate" insurgents receive Saudi or Qatari weapons is almost killingly funny. Jabhat-Al- Nusra, being the strongest rebel-group inside Syria, has no difficulty to get to the weapons it needs.
The type of government most of the extremists aim for, is not going to be any better than the current system, it will be worse.
The majority of the terrorist insurgents, i.e. at least 60,000 are pious muslims. At least 5,000 are foreign "jihadists" from Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Iraq and Europe. The "Free Syrian Army", have, at most, 20,000 fighters. Every day they do loose supporters to the pious terrorist muslims who pay and fight better.
Klevius: Doesn't take a lot to be smarter than Obama, does it. Without his skin color he could never have been "elected president". However, what is problematic with Jürgen Todenhöfer's analysis is his naive Western illusion of there being somewhere "a good islam" behind all that Allahu Akbar blood shed despite the fact that his own reporting 100% fits historical facts about the origin of islam as well as fits all the "puzzling" gaps.
Western taqiya islam has nothing at all to do with islam and its evil origin. Your local imam is either full of wishful thinking or taqiya.
And in the bottom you always have the inescapable - and deeply troubling - fact that the Saudi dictator family not only steers all the world's muslims via UN but also gets 100% support from leaders such as Obama and Cameron.
Iyad Madani, the Saudi Fuhrer of Saudi based OIC, the worst Human Rights violator.
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