The diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.
In Memory of the lives of 15 Makkah Schoolgirls, lost when their school burnt down on Monday, 11th March, 2002. The Religious Police would not allow them to leave the building, nor allow the Firemen to enter.
Three tragedies took place in Amman, Jordan
, when Al Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Grand Hyatt, Radisson and Days Inn hotels. 56 people killed. May God grant them peace.
The fourth tragedy is that whilst the victims were overwhelmingly Muslim, this is still a Muslim outrage, conducted in the name of Islam, and claimed by Muslims. Yet another shame on us all, another reason for the world to call us the "Religion of Trouble", or refer to the "Religion of Peace" with obvious sarcasm.
The fifth tragedy is that while the vast majority of Islamic political web sites and blogs never condemned bombings in Madrid, Egypt, Israel, London, or schoolchildren killed in Chechnya, or schoolchildren decapitated in Indonesia, to name but a few, there has now been an outpouring of:
"How could this happen?"
"How could they attack their own brothers and sisters?"
"How can we stop this?"
Our very own Saudi Press Agency, which is usually quick to report actual events, but is extremely slow and extremely selective in its (the Government's) condolences, has now rushed to print in what must be record time with this announcement
:Jeddah, Nov 10, SPA -- An official source of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said the terrorist attacks that took place in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Wednesday evening were targeting the security of Jordan and aiming to destabilize the sister country, describing the act as dirty and committed by those who don't care about the innocent and never belong to any religion or enjoy any ethics. In a statement issued in Jeddah tonight, the source said Islam and humanity are free from these criminals. The source condemned in the strongest words these attacks, confirming that the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stand side by side with their brethren in Jordan in their fight against terrorism, appealing to Almighty Allah to bestow his mercy on souls of the dead, offering the condolences of Saudis to the families of the victims and wishing the injured quick recovery. The source said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is confident that the Jordanian authorities would be able by the help of Almighty Allah to apprehend the criminals and bring them to justice.
It's nice to see your concern on this occasion, people. But when do you plan to join the rest of the Human Race?