The reason why stories like this persist - which feed the rightwing, anti-Muslim hype - is that Western governments are propping up corrupt Middle East regimes who routinely siphon off all their nation's oil wealth for personal profit.
I mean, how is it possible, after all these years, that a rich nation with extraordinary oil resources like Saudi Arabia's still has citizens with medieval standards of education?
Lest we forget, this is EXACTLY the reason why Osama Bin Laden went to war with the USA. Not because he had a grudge with the USA itself, but because the USA was militarily and economically propping up the corrupt Saudi regime which he detested as an affront to Islam.
It seems to me that there is potential for common ground here between leftwing and rightwing critics of the Saudi regime. Free and fair elections in countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran should be demanded by one and all in the Western world.
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