‘The Independent’ bulldozer!
Excuse me! What has the so-called “religious police” to do with the promotion of destruction or construction of historic sites? In Saudi Arabia, historic sites are the responsibility of the Saudi Commission of Tourism & Antiquities.
And wait until you read this: “In most of the Muslim world, shrines have been built. Visits to graves are also commonplace.” This line made it truly hard for me to determine the report’s journalistic genre! Is it cultural, political or sectarian?
I believe that the writer committed the act of bulldozing. There was an intended confusion that wasn’t journalistically justified. Although the purpose of the article remained hard to pinpoint, for me at least, it was never random.
(The writer is Chairman, Saudi Cartoon & Animation Society)
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