Friday, January 14, 2005


Easy Money Never Is

A Saudi man rapes a 10-year old girl and the girl's family calls for his execution (no surprise there). What's interesting is this comment:

A woman, who accompanied the girl, said laws should be amended. She demanded gallows for every rapist. “We want our society to return to the pre-oil era.
Rose-colored views of the past notwithstanding, oil wealth really hasn't helped anyone in Saudi Arabia; the sheikhs stole it all and used it only to tighten their grip on their own people.