Monday, August 08, 2005

On King Fahd's death

I know I'm late commenting on this, but I just needed to bet this off chest.

Yes it appears that the Saudi King Fahd has finally croaked. Absolutely no tears of sadness here. I lived in Saudi for a few years and saw first hand the widespread levels of human rights violations carried out by his regime (the Muttawa, stoning of adulterers and imprisonment of political prisoners just to name a few). Further more its leaders like King Fahd who are the reason why the fundamentalists manage to spread their filth throughout the Middle East.

In order to protect their iron grip dictatorships, they allow the religious zealots to spread their anti-western, anti-Semitic messages and shore up support. This way the people are too distracted to pay attention to the corruption, incompetence and totalitarianism of their own leaders. At times even the Muslim dictators even support the Islamist causes with financial and political aid. As time goes by, the fundamentalists gain in strength and numbers. This way the population is brainwashed into hating the west and Israel instead of their own leaders for their current situations. And whenever the Western leaders start drumming up the rhetoric of “Democratic Reform” and “Human Right abuses”, the tyrants simply point to the Fundamentalists as the alternative leadership should they step down. Scaring the Western leaders to accept the current status quo. Fahd did it. Assad did it. Mubarak is doing it now and its being done by every single leader in the Middle East today. And it has to stop.


At Tuesday, 09 August, 2005, Blogger Pat said...

I agree with every single word you wrote. But the sad thing about that situation is that the only current alternatives to those regimes are even worst. Pakistan is another version of this problem, where the alternative to General Musharraf is basically a taliban-like regime.

At Thursday, 11 August, 2005, Blogger Dan said...

Well said. Thank you.

At Friday, 12 August, 2005, Blogger vnv4 said...

I read your profile and can't believe you are an Arab who supports our criminal Bush! Amazing to me. Sorry you feel this way.

At Friday, 12 August, 2005, Blogger The Arabian Knight said...


Your right. But the whole point of this post was to explain that the reason the alternative is worse is because leaders like Fahd SEE TO IT that it will be the ONLY alternative. This way he can scare the International community to accept the status-quo.

At Friday, 12 August, 2005, Blogger Pat said...

Do they see to it so it will be the only alternative or just to appease the often-too-big part of their population that is truly fanatical?

At Saturday, 13 August, 2005, Blogger The Arabian Knight said...

Both actually. Like I said, its scares the international community to press for any reform, while at the same time appeasing the hardliners in order not to create another Iran 1979 if you know what I mean. All in all it comes down to staying in power.

At Saturday, 13 August, 2005, Blogger Pat said...

I'd be very interested in reading a post on your time spent in Saudi Arabia.

At Saturday, 20 August, 2005, Blogger v said...

Great article, AK.

At Sunday, 21 August, 2005, Blogger Z said...

Finally, someone speaks my mind. Sure, Fahd is dead..sniffle...teardrop...noseblow...but the fact of the matter is, he was one of the worst violaters of human rights...and no one has really openly stated that. I am not an uncivilized person..i have respect for the dead...but accolades for Fahd? Sure, if you have a jaundiced perception of reality....the monarchy has not respected human and civil rights...and Fahd is partially responsible for this. Peace.

At Tuesday, 23 August, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he supported saddam against iranians, so im glad that wahhab is dead.

At Wednesday, 07 September, 2005, Blogger John Doe said...

Anonymous said...
he supported saddam against iranians, so im glad that wahhab is dead.

Tuesday, 23 August, 2005

i totally agree

At Wednesday, 28 September, 2005, Blogger SteveR said...

Hello A.K!

I found your site via.... well, actually, the string of links was complicated, and I've forgotten! Anyway, I'm glad to have landed here - your writing style is very good, and I agree with your point of view. I know that there are many, many Arabs (Moslem and Christian) and other Moslems in North America who understand and support the policy of pressure, and when necessary, war, against the dictators of the Arab world.

I traveled to Saudi Arabia for business a number of times in the late '70s, and thought you might be interested in this pair of posts I made on my blog:

Best regards,
Arnold, MD USA

At Saturday, 01 October, 2005, Blogger The Arabian Knight said...

Hi Stever. Thanks for the comments.

Read the entries about your trip. Lucky for you the customs guy could'nt read! :)

Most of the public service people in Saudi really are that stupid.

At Tuesday, 15 November, 2005, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

"I read your profile and can't believe you are an Arab who supports our criminal Bush!"

Yes, don't you know that all Arabs are supposed to hate George Bush?

And don't you know that stopping Saddam from slaughtering Shi'ites is illegal?

Shame on you!

Only when ALL people have the same opinion and when ALL dictators are allowed to kill as many people as they like will true peace be achieved.

At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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