16 comments for “Everything you wanted to know about Saudi Arabia, but were afraid to ask

  1. Imran Sheikh
    January 26, 2015 at 1:41 AM

    And this writer knew Mahmood of GhaznI and the others he is judging sufficiently intimately to know they were only pretending a religious conviction?
    Every army of that time looted. A few men could only control a larger conquored population by spreadinv fear and the myth of invincibility, like Israel today. Spoils of war were the reward for mercenaries and regulars alike. However wanton killing of anyone, especially those who surrendered, of women and children, non – combatants, those wounded, and the destruction of orchards and property was specifically forbidden in the conduct of war by the Prophet Mohammad.
    The Germans in 1939 were Christians. No one accuses them of reprtedly destroying 6 million Jews in the holocaust as an act relating to promoting Christianity though they were Anti-Jew. Buddhists persecuting Muslims in a Myanmar today are not doing it to promote Buddhism. Condemning the practises of times past against different standards today, and then promoting it as the failing of a particular religion is a classic logical fallacy.
    This kind of Muslim – bashing thinly disguised as scholarly discourse frankly makes me sick.
    Intellectual hypocricy is the worst kind of barbarity because it perverts the values the world should live by.

    • Prashant
      January 26, 2015 at 5:14 AM

      The first thing is What Germans did in 1939 were neither in the name of nor to promote Christianity. Second thing it was the Christians who were fighting against Nazi not Muslims, Hindus, Jews or Buddhists.

      As far as Buddhists persecuting Muslims in Myanmar is concerned, yes the population at odd with Islam there is Buddhists. Now the question is what is the role of Bangladesh a Muslim majority nation who forced majority of it’s Hindu and Buddhist population to abandon it’s home and move into India as refugee, on the border? Bangladesh is pushing back the Muslim refugee into Myanmar and Muslims in India protesting against it by demolishing its national memorials. The Muslims of Bangladesh is not coming to the rescue of it’s Brethren.

      The problem lies in the fact that Buddhist of Myanmar doesn’t save themselves now, then they will be forced to leave as refugee in their neighboring countries. They need Guarantee that it will not happen.

      As far as Muslim bashing is concern. You as a Muslim is concerned with the sufferings of Rhongiyas but not that of Buddhists. You are concern with what Israel do in Gaza but not with what is happening in Saudi, Iraq, ISIL territories, Libya or Syria. The reason, the people being killed are Muslims but are being killed by fellow Muslims in the name of Islam. So whatever done in the name of Allah is fairly good and that cannot be questioned.

      I believe the Muslims of the world will be very much happy if Israel converts into Islam and kill many more muslims in Gaza strip, Buddhists of Myanmar converts into Islam and eliminate the whole Rhongya populace. I am sure you don’t have any issue with destruction of the tombs and Mazars in Medina by the Saudis but you have issue with the destruction of abandoned structure made by destroying Hindu temples in India.

      And yes, one thing I agree with you is “Intellectual hypocrisy is the worst kind of barbarity because it perverts the values the world should live by”.

      Every religion has something wrong with it and many claims to be the superior or the only way to god but still none but one prays for the destruction of everyone but itself.

    • Tarek S. Fatah
      February 2, 2015 at 4:50 PM

      Imran, I have no idea what you are referring to. This is just a cartoon about Saudi Arabia, not Mahmood Ghazni.

      Tarek

    • bmniac
      February 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      May I suggest that you have a look at

      Will Durant on the muslim Onslaught on Hindustan

      The reports of muslim generals to Aurangazeb on their killings and conversions and

      Tippu Sultans murders and conversions in Malabar

      just to get an idea.

      As A muslim you can feel proud.!

    • John H. Martin
      February 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      The problem with your position, brother Imran Sheikh, is that Hitler’s nazi’s were not justifying their activities under the banner of religion. The oppressions and violations of human rights by most of today’s would be Jihadis is done under the banner of Islam and claims Islamic authority for it’s crimes against humanity. It becomes necessary for Muslims who abhor this abuse of our religion to speak out against it. The Qur’an enjoins us to stand up for justice, even if it be against our own selves.

    • Jeevan
      December 7, 2015 at 3:55 AM

      @Imran obviously doesn’t know his history or probably quotes from Islamic history where plunder, rape and killings were the order of the day as far as the rulers were concerned. Hindu kings in India, viz Rana Pratap, Prithviraj Chauhan, Shivaji Maharaj, all rules but had strict principles about rules of combat in which none of the above felonies would be tolerated. It’s a question of mindset – Muslim rulers always had loot, bloodshed and conversions in mind and therefore they have such a sanguine history.

    • manus
      March 24, 2017 at 2:39 PM

      @Imran Sheikh, I do not understand one thing about your type of Islamists today. What are your problems man? You see now Saudi has too much money and too much sand also. Do one thing. With the Saudi money, Hindu cheap manpower and Jew and Christian technology, create a big island in sea and all of you live there. You do fencing to that island also. There you follow your religion or book or God or Sharia or whatever we will not come and ask. If you want to go to heaven after your death you live the way your book in Arabic tells and die. But let others all kufr or kafirs live and die the way they want no? Enough is enough. I do not understand the guts of so rich, powerful and intelligent Jews and Christians of the world as to how come they are not understanding the potential problem of the so called Islam to them. It is very very clearly ordered in book that those who are not Muslims are kafirs or kufr and Muslims must kill kafir/ kufr or infidel. No argument at all. This is allowed, that is not allowed, our book does not allow this, our God does not allow that, you will go to hell. Man people are worried how live and die peacefully on earth not about going to heaven or hell after death. If you lot are so much eager to go your heaven early so why do not you commit group suicide without harming infidels? Or it is also not allowed by your God? There is a big problem. Yes. Islam itself is a problem and all infidels are silent. Funny.

  2. Jitendra Kaushal
    January 26, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Very lucid illustration of the Saudi phenomenon. Is this a headless juggernaut, a demon beyond human control? From what did Saudi Arabis draw its influence before the might of petro dollars?

  3. Idiot
    January 27, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    The ignorance in this cartoon is astounding. Saudi Arabia hates Hamas and Hezbollah with a passion. These groups are banned in Saudi Arabia.

  4. Saagar Punjabi
    January 29, 2015 at 4:30 AM

    I disagree on this one because Saudi Arabia hates the shi’a and Hezbollah.

  5. RR
    December 6, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    I’m a student in DC, today after group project work, I had a heated discussion with my fellow student, one from Saudi Arabia & another from Pakistan. Discussion started with very light topic that why I’m vegetarian and after 30 minutes it reached to a point where I had to asked them “do you guys believe there is a life after death where virgins are waiting for you”. And, to my surprise both of them said YES, that’s true.

    They kept on mentioning some book written 1400 year ago in which all fundas are written. This 30 minutes drained out my whole energy! Why I pissed off is, first I don’t care life after death, second I’m a vegetarian because my parents are vegetarian and I’m healthy without any disease, never felt that I’m missing anything by not eating meat, I don’t care why you eat meat so please leave me alone.

    At one point in debate, guy from Saudi mentioned that ROCK has life. To my surprise my Pakistani class mate didn’t raised single objection to Saudi friend when I discussed about Indian history is older than 1400 years. We have Veda’s written 3500 year back. I explained openness of Indian system that in ancient India we had 4 caste system, Brahmins were knowledge center & god’s messenger so they use to prohibit meat consumption as it has rajas element, Kshatriya’s were worriers and they use to eat meat. And, by hearing this Aseel got confused, how a one book can mention multiple way of living. In the end, I realized it’s impossible to make them understand why I’m vegetarian so I simply said boss we Indians do not give so much importance to what is written in the book and 80% youth never think on this lines. We don’t take all this things in such a serious way – follow what you like simple that’s philosophy.

    This was my first experience of value system of Saudis!

    • vidhya
      May 15, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      hehhahahahha…true. One of my friend residing in Australia was drained out in discussion with paki and saudi fellows on being hindu and vegetarian. why can’t Islam understand there are other religions too on earth. you cannot force your thinking on them which is not even yours.

  6. November 1, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    Fucker This My Country Im From Makkah
    I No Your Fuck Man

  7. Salma
    July 11, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Time is coming when the world will see something! Either these Muslims will leave this barbaric religion called Islam or get perished by the hands of their own people.
    Wait and watch! the show!

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