Thursday, November 13, 2008

Neo-Nazis to Lead U.N. Peace Forum

Not quite, but the real headline isn't any less absurd:

Saudi Arabia to Lead U.N. Faith Forum

And those Saudis are really kicking up the tolerance!

The Saudi leader agreed for the first time to dine in the same room with the Israeli president at a private, pre-conference banquet Tuesday hosted by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. But Ban hinted that the two leaders were not seated at the same table.

Miraculous. So in the same week that the US elected a black president, a Saudi leader lowered himself to sit in the same room (but decidedly not at the same table) as a Jew! What a week for human dignity!

Maybe one day Saudi Arabia will allow non-Muslims to practice their religions openly. And perhaps they will rescind the death sentences customarily given to those who convert away from Islam. And then there's the matter of the apartheid "Muslim-Only" roads:

Still waiting...

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