Saudi king Urges U.N. Action against Religious Insults
[An Nahar] King of the Arabians, Sheikh of the Burning Sands Abdullah
... Fifth out of 37 sons of King Abdulaziz to ascend to the throne. He is, after his half-brothers Bandar and Musa'id, the third eldest of the living sons of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud. Abdullah's mother is from the Rashid clan, longtime rivals of the Saud. He has 6 sons and 15 daughters and about $20 billion. His youngest son is just seven years old...
on Saturday demanded a U.N. resolution condemning insults on monotheistic religions after a low-budget film produced in the U.S. sparked deadly protests last month.
"I demand a U.N. resolution that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets," he said during a meeting at his palace with religious figures and heads of hajj delegations in the Mina valley where pilgrims were performing final rituals of hajj.
"It is our duty and that of every Mohammedan to protect Islam and defend the prophets."
A low-budget film produced in the U.S., Innocence of Mohammedans, triggered a wave of deadly anti-American violence last month across the Mohammedan world targeting U.S. symbols ranging from embassies and schools to fast food chains.
| Perhaps milk or sugar with that?|
| Some of whom won't bother to return or rebuild. Oh well.|
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
had threatened to block YouTube in the kingdom if Google
...contributed $814,540 to the 2008 Obama campaign...
did not respond to a request to deny access to the video footage of the film. YouTube then extended its restrictions on the video to Saudi Arabia.
The king also called on Saturday for the "unity of the Islamic nation (and) rejecting division to face the nation's enemies" as he urged for dialogue among Mohammedans.
"Dialogue strengthens moderation and ends reasons of conflict and extremism," he said.
| Good luck with that. Really. Y'all have been working on it for some 1300 years, so we can hope that you're closer to the end than the beginning.|
"The inter confessional dialogue center which we had announced in Mecca does not necessarily mean reaching agreements on the matters of belief, but it aims at reaching solutions to divisions and implementing co-existance among sects," he added.
The Saudi monarch proposed in August setting up a center for dialogue between Mohammedan confessions in Riyadh.
| Like your Shiites on the eastern 30 kilometers of the country where all the oil wells are?|
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