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Why are we silent on Saudi beheadings?

Published 26/08/2014

THE gruesome murder of journalist James Foley (News, August 22) is a progression from the routine beheadings of Alawites, Sunni and Christian supporters of the government in Syria by the Islamist rebels which we in the West have condoned by our silence.

The ideological well-spring of Isis remains the doctrine attributed to Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, as now practised in Saudi Arabia, where beheading is a standard practice for punishment. No amount of bombing can stem this tide of barbarism so long as we continue to coddle the oil-drenched sheikhs of Arabia.


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