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One thought on “How Obama Failed in Saudi Arabia

  1. If Obama were to criticise the Saudi regime, he would be unsuccessful on two accounts. He knows full well that the Saudis may interpret the criticism as a case of "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" see http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/13/us-u… as an example – clear up your own abuses before you criticize ours. Secondly, they may interpret it as criticism of Sharia or Islamic law and by extension a direct criticism of Islam, and EVERYONE is scared of upsetting Muslims, even though only a minority abuse and torture Christians, for fear of a backlash on themselves personally, on their community or their country. Read "Islamofilia: a Very Metropolitan Malady" by Douglas Murray.