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A case of ill-informed opinion

  • On a rare occasion I will run personal emails I received from readers of my column. Excerpts from the email with some edits to avoid libel are as follows:“Your article ‘Revisiting counterterrorism strategy’ (March 24) cannot be complete without reference to the true source of jihadist ideology…...
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Spreading lies about KSA

  • The PBS Frontline documentary titled “Saudi Arabia Uncovered” gives Americans what they want the most: A deep dish of Saudi “oppression, cruelty, executions, abuse of women and assorted nastiness” that would disgust any human being with an ounce of emotion and empathy.Much of it was nonsense, of...
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Beware of deception

  • A translated text of a speech purportedly made by US President Barack Obama is making the rounds on social media in Saudi Arabia that has the potential to widen the growing gap between the West and Muslims.The other day a well-educated colleague of mine sent me without comment a text translated...
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Rise of a demagogue

  • Saudis, like just about everyone else not an American citizen, are following the train wreck commonly referred to as American politics. And in quiet horror we are observing the rise of Donald J. Trump as the apparent Republican Party nominee for president of the United States.On Tuesday, Trump...
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Rising hate crimes in West

  • ANY goodwill Muslims received from non-Muslims following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack earlier this year in France is quickly evaporating as it has become evident that Europeans, and particularly the French, are viewing Muslims with more suspicion than ever.Memorials for the 129 victims of...
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Beyond the war in Yemen

  • As the war in Yemen continues, foreign and local critics unaware of the ground realities take aim at Saudi Arabia’s grueling and costly efforts to stabilize the country.This week critics became more vocal following the bombing of a village wedding in Yemen that left more than 70 people dead. Some...
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Women driving: Don’t interfere in our domestic issues

  • US President Barack Obama during his visit to Saudi Arabia on March 28 is expected to defend the United States’ position on Iran, Syria and Egypt. America’s warmer relations with Iran, in particular, have affected the 70-year relationship between the two countries.Obama’s abandonment of the...
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Oil or no oil, US must respect aspirations of its old allies

  • So US President Barack Obama plans to hit the apology tour by coming to Saudi Arabia in March to have a confab with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. Syria and Iran will be on the list of topics and I don’t envy Obama so much when he gets an earful from the Saudis about his...
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Reduce our dependence on expatriates, but also avoid frightening them

  • There is a guy I know who wanted to work in Saudi Arabia because he would be close to Makkah and Madinah....
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Cheaters cheating all the way to the top

  • My husband tells me this story: A 13-year-old boy, a childhood friend of my husband, wanted desperately to play in his middle school marching band. He was taking clarinet lessons and his performance ranged from awful to embarrassing. That didn’t deter him from trying out for the band. All...
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