by Mohammed H. Siddiq (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 9, Dhu al-Hijjah, 1434)
Neither the Saudi ruler nor King Abdullah are fit to rule the Arabian Peninsula.
As an informed native of Arabia, I am forced to say any suggestion that the Saudi ruling amir is a good Muslim is preposterous. Below are some of the amir’s turpitudes.
The amir looks, walks and talks like an emperor; he is intoxicated with power, sees himself as the ultimate fount of national wisdom and has a huge ego with little appreciation for fairness and justice. Further, he desires to satisfy himself at the expense of others; he wears many hats, none of which seems to fit his little head. He cherishes the belief that creed is good and that he is entitled to perks without putting in any work.
He is dishonest and treats Arabia as a plantation of which he thinks he is master. He has embraced cruelty, stifled all freedoms and squeezed the breath out of opposition — any opposition. He has consolidated his rotten rule with a mixture of oil money, cunning and ruthlessness. The amir believes his birth certificate is somehow qualification for leadership. He has adopted the motto: You oppose me and I dispose of you. Need one say more?
Saudi rule is little short of lunacy. It is an eerie darkness across Arabia and beyond. The people should wake up and extricate themselves from this mess by rising up to fight for justice and equality.
Mohammed H. Siddiq
Lincoln, NE, US