Saudi Columnist: "We Have Bred Monsters ... We Are the Problem and Not America"

(MEMRI) - Dr. Muhammad Talal al-Rasheed, columnist for the English-language daily Saudi Gazette, wrote on Nov. 30: A few days back Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz al-Rasheed of Hail was murdered in Algeria while on a camping trip. He was 40 years old and his son, Nawaf, 13 years old, was with him. Talal was a well-known poet in Saudi Arabia. Those who killed him are those who want the word silenced. We have bred monsters. We alone are responsible for it. We are the problem and not America or the penguins of the North Pole or those who live in caves in Afghanistan. We are it, and those who cannot see this are the ones to blame. Nothing, but nothing, is worth the life of an innocent....May the Americans add Talal to their list of loved ones lost to the same indiscriminate madness that took 3,000 on a certain day in September.

2003-12-01 00:00:00

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