The only normative voiced against the single most pro-abortion (read: structurally in favor of demographic winter to western civilization) presidential candidate in United States history is this:
Follow the money, and it reeks of petrodollars.
Amnesty's report - Affront to justice: Death penalty in Saudi Arabia - says there has been a sharp increase in executions in the last two years in the conservative Muslim kingdom.A few surmises: (a) foreign nationals make splendid victims in the view of the "primitive sacred," from Girard's point of view; they have no relatives or backers of influence, generally, to cover their back, as the kids say today. (b) Crucifixion ... crucifixion? Enough said. (c) The increase in executions, feeding of the victimary apparatus of the primitive sacred, is a tell-tale indicator of a weakening of what Hamerton-Kelly calls the "Generative Mimetic Scapegoating Mechanism" of a culture.
There were 158 recorded executions in 2007 and the figure between January and August 2008 stood at 71.
The state does not provide official statistics but Amnesty said it had recorded at least 1,695 executions between 1985 and May 2008.
Of these, 830 were foreign nationals - a highly disproportionate figure since foreigners make up about one-quarter of the country's population.
In some cases, execution is followed by crucifixion, Amnesty says in its report.
Saudi officials were not immediately available to comment. They routinely defend beheadings as a quick and clean form of execution sanctioned by the Islamic faith (my emphases - ht: Real Clear Religion). Read all …
By profession, I am a strategic planner. In the early summer of 1974 I was contacted by an associate in New York who asked if I would consider accepting a planning assignment with a service organization contracted with ARAMCO in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I considered the offer and after sorting out the details determined to accept ...Unless we in the West can by the grace of God overcome our addiction to Middle Eastern oil - functional dhimmitude - we cannot stop the funding of those who want to replace the finest of Christendom with a replica of revelation, a servile existence, and a monstrosity of the primtive sacred.
We arrived at the appointed time and waited for the Emir. About an hour later he arrived in his black stretch Mercedes with an entourage of servants and staff following in a small caravan of vehicles. The room we were to meet in was bare except for some exquisite carpets, a large banner with the Saudi National emblem, a picture of the King and a couple of tables and chairs. There were no greetings. The first order of business appeared to be to establish “status.” We were instructed to sit on the carpet while a large, ornate high chair was brought in for the Emir. It was clear that he was to be elevated above us during the meeting.
The four of us were served tea from a set of fine silver as a gesture of hospitality. Then the Emir, donning an ornate Arab gown over his pin striped Italian silk suit, began to speak. There was no problem with communication; indeed I was immediately impressed by his "Oxford English." What took me by surprise was that he launched into quotations from the Koran. The one sided dialogue continued for nearly 45 minutes punctuated with the greatness of Allah and the Muslim people, and the “nothingness” of gentiles and infidels. We found ourselves somewhat uncomfortable, socially and physically (I have long legs), but we exercised restraint, waiting for the moment when we could turn to the business agenda.
That moment finally came but only after the Emirs’ concluding remarks. Sternly he looked at each of us and said:
“The world is created by Allah for Islam to rule. You must face it, you will either be Muslim, or you will be dead!”
David, who was in charge of our group, responded, “Your Excellency, we appreciate your counsel, now may we discuss water?” The Emir smiled, seemingly satisfied that his point had been made. We then got down to business ...
You see it is simple. I have no interest in becoming a follower of Islam. I have seen what Islamic religious ideology does to children, women, communities, economies and quality of life. I have a keen interest in enjoying life. I wish to engage in the pursuit of happiness which freedom provides, the freedom we enjoy through the sacrifice of countless men and women, including my ancestors. Read all …