Tolerating Saudi Bigotry

(Washington Post) - Editorial In Saudi Arabia, no religion other than the officially sanctioned form of Islam may be practiced in public, and foreign Christians have been beaten or detained for long periods without charge or trial. Muslims who convert to other religions can be executed. Leaving Saudi Arabia off the State Department's list of countries "of particular concern for religious freedom" year after year sends a message that its bigotry is tolerable in an ally. Better not to have a list at all than to have one so patently dishonest.

2003-05-20 00:00:00

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