Saturday, November 12, 2005

Who's Next?


ما الذي جنته جماعة القاعدة ومن يدعمها مادياً ومعنوياً من الجريمة الوحشية في عمان؟ هل قامت برفع راية الإسلام عالية؟ وما رأي الجهلة الكويتيين ممن يطبلون للقوى الأصولية تجاه ما حدث؟

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لقد كنت من المتابعين القلة في الكويت لمسلسل الحور العين خلال شهر رمضان، بينما انشغلت الأغلبية بعديل الروح.. أعلم أنه كان طويلاً للغاية لزوم الإنتاج الرمضاني، تسير أحداثه ببطء شديد... لكن هذا البطء جعلنا نتفاعل مع الأسر المقيمة في المجمع السكني في الرياض ونندمج بحياتهم خاصة أسرة أم يوسف السورية.. لذلك عندما تم تفجير المجمع من قبل الإرهابيين وفقدت أم يوسف زوجها وأولادها الثلاث، كان مشهداً أقل ما يقال عنه أنه يقطع القلب.. تصرخ أم يوسف "يا أمة الإسلام... يا أمة محمد... يا أمة القرآن... قتلولي ولادي!!" فلا يملك المشاهد سوى أن يذرف الدموع معها لقلة الحيلة، فلا يملك أحداً منا أي كلام يخفف من وطأة الفاجعة ويواسيها



تذكرت أم يوسف وأنا أشاهد المناظر المروعة من فنادق عمان، وخاصة حفل الزفاف الذي تحول إلى مجزرة.. كم سيدة منكوبة تصرخ الآن مناشدة أمة الإسلام مثل أم يوسف؟

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وماذا عن مصطفى العقاد؟ رجل مبدع كرس حياته لإظهار الوجه المشرق للحضارة الإسلامية يموت على يد أعداء الإبداع الذين اختطفوا الإسلام ونصبوا أنفسهم الولاة الشرعيين الوحيدين بنظرهم البائس.. يموت متأثراً بجراحه وحرقة قلبه على ابنته التي قتلت أمام عينيه

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حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل... والله يستر من اللي جاي... الدور علينا لامحالة

41 comments:

  1. اخاف اعلق تقول لي قاعدة للبوست قعدة مرة ثانية

    المحزن في الموضوع ان البعض اخذ يتشمت بالاخوة الاردنيين و كأن الذي جرى عليهم لم و لن يجري علينا نحن ايضا
    لسنا بعيدين عن مرمى القاعدة و كلابها
    العقاد: يالله كم هو محزن هذا الخبر, حسبي الله و نعم الوكيل, الرجل كان يحضر لفيلم عن الناصر صلاح الدين
    ثانية واحدة من افلامه تسوى عمر كل من ينسب للقاعدة او يساندها بأي شكل من الاشكال
    الله يرحمه

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  2. It's really sad about Al-Akkad. One day you're in L.A., the next you and your daughter blown up to pieces! Very sad.

    As for the rest of the Jordanians, these are the Iraqi resistence fighters you've been praising for the past two years. The chicken finally came home to roost, enjoy!

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  3. 7oor al3ain was an excellent series and the last episode was amazing.
    المسلسلل الوحيد الهادف

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  4. لاحول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم

    عساهم مايربحون ,,, لوعزوا الاوادم

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  5. شي محزن الصراحة , و المشكلة الكبيرة هي غياب السبب المقنع لما يفعلون. غريب شلون العالم تغير و اعتفس خلال الخمس سنين الي طافات, أولها كان زيارة شارون للأقصى و قيام الانتفاضة في 2000 و من بعدها مات الطفل الدرة و هم اشتغلت العمليات الي ما قمنا ندري انسميها انتحارية والا استشهادية. و بعدها ضربة التوين تاورس و بعدها افغانستان و العراق و سوريا و الحبل ماشي على الجرار. و جماعة الزرقاوي و بن لادن و أسود الجزيرة شغالين
    و الله الواحد ما يدري شيقول و على شنو كل هالمذابح؟ على شنو؟
    الله كريم يروحي دايخ

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  6. Its a sad thing, yet i think these events have opened the eyes of many arabs to look at peace and accept the idea of living together regardless of religion..its only what i think!

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  7. أم يوسف يا زيدون.....أم يوسف قتلتني بعويلها. كم أم يوسف بيننا؟؟ و كم أم يوسف سيصبح بيننا.؟؟
    يأمة الإسلام......يا الله ...يا أنبياء.....قتلوا أولادي.

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  8. زيدون

    قريت ان سلطات مطار الكويت منعت أب إحدى ضحايا الانفجار من السفر إلى الأردن لأن عليه مخالفات في وزراة التجارة على ما أظن

    شي يعور القلب

    الله يرحم العقاد وبنته وكل اللي راحوا بهالعملية
    والله يصبر أهاليهم

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  9. And Jambino
    Let's not forget that there are Kuwaitis among us still praising the so called Iraqi resistance

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  10. to much of bad news , just to much
    bass ... nothing to say :(

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  11. الله يرحم الجميع....و أنا أتفق مع
    NYchick
    وايد سمعت ناس يتشمتون....و هذا المحزن بالموضوع....أن الأنسانيه تلاشت

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  12. و بعدين من قالك أن قلّه تابعوا حور العين؟

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  13. nano..

    مقارنة بعديل الروح، قليل شافوه

    dooda

    لم استطع الى الآن إزالة منظر أم يوسف من ذاكرتي

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  14. 1. This incedent has left me without words to describe the horror and sadness within me.

    2. الحور العين was slow yes, but i think they meant it to be that way (ordinary people, mundane lives, everyday issues gone in a blow). I do think that they could've done a better job had they confined it to 15 episodes.

    3. Al-3aqqad, my only question is 'what are the heavens saying about this?' Everything happens for a reason, and al3aqqad is the closest thing we had to a worldly prophet (he spread God's word) and was killed for it by unbelievers, just like the Heavenly prophets before him. Perhaps God is telling us that the modern day terrorists (murderers) are the equivalent of the kuffar who tortured and killed His prophets.

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  15. زيدون

    تذكرتك اليوم والجو ممطر/غائم ...فكما أذكر أن هذا الجو يثير الكآبة في نفسك ...لذا قررت أمر وأطمئن عليك وأؤكد لك أن لك أصدقاء في هذا العالم السيبيري يهمهم أمرك

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  16. I declare JIHAD to fight all those extremists out there that ruin every thing that Islam is trying to do. This term that is now wrongly associated with terrorism is hijacked by those extremists. Its about time to put it in the right context. Fighting to educate people, fighting to improve the social levels of people, fighting to bring equality to people, fighting to bring freedom and independence to people. You can do all of that and more PEACEFULLY and with REASON. This is something worth ganging up for.

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  17. Sheba :
    i think they are worse than koffar, at least al kuffar are kuffar after all!
    these assholes are muslims and commit all these crimes in the name of islam...
    i know u dont read arabic but try to read al qabas page 12 about the assholes osood el jazeera...
    with all the respect to everyone here..and sorry zaydoon to say this
    but FUCKKKKKKK them all , wallah lo ana 7akim..chan 3la 6oool e3dam...bdoon ta7qeeq...

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  18. al3aqqad mat shaheed and so did his daughter (a bonus), the only way to go for such a great achiever in the name of modern Islam

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  19. Kila ma6goog: I beg to disagree, they shouldn't be killed without torture, instead, their hands and legs should be chopped off and then have them beheaded.

    I think there is an ayya in the Quran stating this punishment for people who commit 'fitna'.

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  20. I have a few thoughts about this event. I think a lot of the Jordanian public are being hypocritical when they support Abu Musab Al Zarqawi when we wages war against innocent Iraqis, but then turn around and spite him when he attacks their own. Apparently the backlash in Jordan was so big that Al-Qaeda in Iraq had to release a statement justifying its actions as people took to the streets in protest.

    My second thought, and this may well piss a lot of people off, is that Islam itself might be the problem; more specifically, the brand of Islam propagated and funded by our shitty neighbours to the east. Over the past few decades its supporters have managed to make wahhabism, salafism, extremism, whatever you would like to call it (an interpretation of islam once universally scoffed at by religious scholars btw) the archetypical form of our religion. The fact that the two holy mosques is within their borders gives them authenticity; after all, wouldn't it seem that the country that houses the two holy mosques would practise the "true" "pure" form of Islam... you would think so. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that, in my opinion, the problem with Islam, Al-Qaeda, etc. is in large part due to the the monarchy in Saudi Arabia. A problem which they have funded, repackaged and exported to the rest of the world, including (and especially) Kuwait. The only reason you don't have terrorism like that in Kuwait (yet) is because you don't have poverty because the government buys the people's apathy and keeps their bellies full with useless government jobs and silly grants... the same lazy ignorant people that conform to such beliefs and are too stupid to see otherwise. Yes, I know I'm a bit of a fascist but I think when it comes to these people, most people feel the same way but are afraid to admit it.

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  21. voice of reason... I agree with you and I'm not afraid to say it!

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  23. voice of reason,

    I agree with the hypocrisy, but how do you explain the fact that many of the terrorists in Saudi are from wealthy (Najdi & 7ijazi) families?

    And wasn't the Kandari boy (Kuwaiti terrorist) driving a new porsche?

    And.. if you remember the raid on the Kaaba in the 80s, if i remember correctly many of them were from affluent Kuwaiti & Saudi families (including a relative of mine)

    I think we should differenciate between terrorists and those apathetic with the terrorists. I for example have to think sometimes on how i feel towards the Kurdish terrorism on Turkey-- on 1 hand i have a great, traditionally peaceful and hardworking people who have been denied a country and mistreated for generations -- don't they have a right to fight for their land back? Of course i always answer myself 'No' because terror is on innocent people and freedom fighting attacks armies-- but i (an educated, fat Kuwaiti) had to think about it, even if for a split second.

    Lets reverse the situation- if Kuwait was still occupied by Iraq, wouldn't many of us pass all Iraqi blood in Kuwait as blood of the enemy and hence hallal?

    I beg of all of us to also differenciate between politics and religion. Kuwait was first to be hit with terror in the 80s, and it was not because Kuwaities were starving. The raid on Mecca was also not because Saudies were jobless and starving. The attacks in Riyadh and Khubbar were not because the Saudies are starving.

    But terrorists are polititians too and that is what they want you to now to think, just like when they first launched bomb of a campaign, their announced objectives were to free the Holy lands from foreigners (inspite of the fact that only Muslims are allowed in Mecca).

    The fact remains, and it must not be hidden under the rubble of their destruction, they want to lead, and sometimes, i think they just want to be paid off.

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  24. Voice of Reason: I have written a post more than a year ago about Socioeconomic problems and terroris. It supports your idea of "money drugged" citizens that are kept happy artificially, that is until the wells run dry, and those that live in poor conditions with no jobs. Look at the riots in France, perfect breeding grounds for terrorism.

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  25. voice of reason. absolutely spot on. is this crap ever going to stop? they attacked the western influence on jordan. it's not even a proper political statement. they will never stop until the whole arab world looks like afghanistan during the taleban days. and that's the reality we all have to live with. something has to change. tolerating the kind of language/ actions by immams, MPs islamic parties has to stop. sorry but screw freedon of speach if all that comes out of their mouths is this poison. a friend of a friend died in the hayat the night before his wedding in the arms of his fiance as they were checking out the the wedding preperations etc... i suspect that's the same wedding akkad and his daughter were going to. allah yir7amhum all. i hate this helpless feeling. we have to do something, shinu madri!!!

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  26. sheba, if kuwait was occupied by iraq we would not kill fellow kuwaities from a different sect and we would not bomb hotels in bahrain or dubai etc... as for kurdistan, it was never a country, they are nomadic people. ma 3indihum salfa sara7a!! history does not support their claim. they should be allowed of course to live as kurds but to have their own country would be a disaster. but back to il mawdoo3. the terrorists want the umma islamiya back, khilafa and all. i don't think they will stop if the americians leave iraq. they will stop once they wipe out every shia, communist, chritian there. not even make them pay jizya!!! this is what people fail to realise in the arab world. they are not freedom fighters. palestinians are but not al-qaeda and it's supporters. they've probably killed more muslims than the yanks have. but to them they are not muslims becuase they attend mixed parties, drink, not covered up, listen to music. it has nothing to do with unemployment, socioecnomics and so on. it's an ideology. the biggest supporters of communism were from the middle classes. it's a fight against modernity. it's a demand to a return to a mythical puritanical islam that these people belive existed during the days of the prophet.

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  27. Great comments here and great post Zaydoun.

    All I can say is Allah i3een the Jordanians and much respect to them for their unified reaction!

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  28. هو صح انه مافيه مقارنه بين عديل الروح والحور العين

    وبغض النظر عن الضحايا اللي ماتوا بالتفجير بالمجمع
    بس القصه غلط .. ومو المقصود منها انهم يخلدون ذكرى اللي ماتوا

    صوروهم على انهم غلابا وعايشين برعب بوسط مدينه كل عشر دقايق يصير فيها تفجير

    وش دعوه!!

    المهم .. يقولون ان العيون الحين على الكويت
    الله يعينكم الطيور من جهه وهذولا من جهه ثانيه

    الله يحفظكم :)

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  29. Iraqi Woman Confesses on Jordan TV

    Sordid details following.

    Details

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  30. Voice of reason,
    Well said
    But you kinda got the east mixed up with the west :)

    Although, it does apply to both

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  31. Zaydoun. Your posts always generate the most interesting discussions. So thank you for that.

    And alla yer7am Alakkad and all the other victims of this attack.

    If islam was not the direct cause of terrorism, and if it is a mis-reading of islam that enables those to take such horrendous acts, then maybe there's something wrong with it. What I mean to see is that if those terrorists were able, under the guise of islam, to get so many followers and believers in their acts of terrorism, then there must be quite a few loopholes in islam to allow it to be used so inhumanely. A gun might serve a just reason in defending you from your enemies, but at the same time it becomes a weapon that kills. That clearly makes it a questionable tool for one's survival.

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  32. Shurouq, I did mean west, thanks, and you're right it also applies to the east :)

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  33. Equalizer,
    I didn't read your post, but I can imagine you had a lot to say. There is a concept in political economy that describes nations with abundant national resources and and centralized power, they are called "rentier states," you should look into it. It describes the situation is Saudi, Kuwait, Venezuela and some African nations.

    Sheba,
    The problem doesn't lie solely in the fact that we are a rentier state where pissed off poor people have the potential to become terrorists. It is in the brand of Islam that has been propagated throughout the world in the past decades. While those who spread the ideology may or may not be using it (the religion) as a political vehicle, it is hard to argue that a kid who blows himself up in a wedding, or engages in street to street fighting does not do so for ideological reasons; the henchmen are very well indoctrinated into the faith. While the lazy indulgence that a welfare state induces isn't the direct cause of the problem, it adds to it; there is no incentive to become educated, no work-reward causality, no "purpose" in life, no hope of participating in the poltical process. Such a situation makes fundamentalism very appealing, in essence, it makes sense to such a public; it gives them a sense of purpose. Perhaps rather then question the state of their society (no democracy, country being ruled by a single family) they place the blame squarely on what they believe to be "infidels" in their land and a departure from the "pure" form of Islam. So, while there are probably many examples of affluent individuals becoming involved in terrorism (you failed to mention bin Laden), they too are disenfranchised, maybe not economically, but perhaps politically or socially. I hope this answers your question.

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  35. Zaydoun, great topic btw. I forgive you for Phil Collins :P

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  36. voice of reason... after the Phil Collins embarrassment, I had to come back with a strong post.. though I didn't expect this level of response. Thank you for enriching the discussion

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  37. Dear Voice of Reason,

    A very wise man once told me long ago to not believe that the differences through out history between Shia & Sunna are true, and that they are merely political.. I wish to stop here, as i feel this would explain my point of view on any politization (if it maybe a word) of religion.

    I do agree with you that there is a gap between the state and the country's future and the people. And it is the leaders of terror groups who have taken advantage of that to gain support, wealth, apathy, & power from these people.

    But i do feel that we must not generalize about the recipe of making a terrorist because it seems to be individual to every (Muslim) country we have seen this in, and to every decade, and to every situation.. But the pretense is one: Islam. And the motive is one: POWER.

    I agree with you that the state of the people, and State politics help to gather supporters from the opposition's side (in the form of monetary, emotional, or mortal donations). The opposition to the State seems to have manifest itself in the likes of OBL and AlZarqawi who gather their troops in the name of Jihad, and like you said the troops are either too fat to care about an education (in the case of rich welfare states) or too hungry to have gotten an education (in the case of rich royal family (or life time president) and poor citizens states)

    In a nutshell, my belief is that we as a Muslim nation, ironically, lack humane values. We are also confused when it comes to loyalty, is it to the State or to Islam and sometimes its to the State or to the Arab nation. Am i Kuwaiti or Muslim? Am i Kuwaiti or Arab?

    I am Kuwaiti, and i learnt that answer on 2/8/1990.

    I remember listening to a debate between some Saudi students in London (1991) whether they were The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or Arabian Saudi? The debate did not resolve the issue, just like the Kingdom is Arabian first in its Arabic name (AlMamlaka al-3arabia al-S3oodia) and it is Saudi first in English (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

    Moreover, i do understand what you're saying and i do agree that when i see my fat king role away millions of my country's oil dollars on a roulette table while my child can't get a good education, my brother has been unemployed for 4 years, and my mother cannot be treated for his cancer because there simply isn't a hospital in our region, i would do anything to get rid of that King and his entire family. But would i sell my soul to the devil? Or is the devil the only power strong enough to not be abolished by the devilish King?

    (i should stop myself, cuz i think i'm not making sense anymore)

    So back to Jordan: Jordan is a constitutional Monarchy, with a very modern King & Queen. The educated population is large, the King has been working to improve his country's economy and is succeeding. The Jordanians absolutely adore Queen Rania, for all the good she has done. So why the terror?

    I think we endorsed terror for too long for it to a black & white situation:

    1. We supported the 10s of young, educated, and affluent Kuwaiti young men when they went to fight for Afghanistan;

    2. We turned a blind eye, or secretly endorsed the bombings in Israel (and I do remember very well the suicide bomber in the Jewish wedding at a hotel too).

    3. We quickly forgot the 2 seizes in Mecca in the 80s (neither were economically related).

    4. We have permanent amnesia on the poverty stricken/drug infested Palestinian camps in both Palestine and Lebanon.

    the list can go on..

    The jest of what i am trying to say is that we are bad people with no ethics, and that is the core of all our troubles but we always find excuses for our actions: este3mar, 7arb, ghazoo, feqer, ildeera imdal3atna, ildeera cha3matna, etc..

    (thought: The Japanese built their country in 30 years after WW2, bigger and stronger because of their ethics)

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  38. Saudi jailed for discussing the Bible, praising Jews

    RIYADH: A court sentenced a teacher to 40 months in prison and 750 lashes for "mocking religion" after he discussed the Bible and praised Jews, a Saudi newspaper reported yesterday.
    Al-Madina newspaper said secondary-school teacher Mohammad Al-Harbi, who will be flogged in public, was taken to court by his colleagues and students.
    He was charged with promoting a "dubious ideology, mocking religion, saying the Jews were right, discussing the Gospel and preventing students from leaving class to wash for prayer," the newspaper said.
    Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, strictly upholds the austere Wahhabi school of Islam and bases its constitution on the Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Public practice of any other religion is banned.
    A US State Department report criticised Saudi Arabia last week, saying religious freedoms "are denied to all but those who adhere to the state-sanctioned version of Sunni Islam." The newspaper said Al-Harbi will appeal the verdict.
    A similar case was cited in the State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2004. "During the period covered by this report, a schoolteacher was tried for apostasy, and eventually convicted in March of blasphemy; the person was given a prison sentence of three years and 300 lashes. The trial received substantial press coverage," the report said.
    A 2003 report by the US Commission on Religious Freedom, the world's only government-sanctioned entity to investigate and report religious-freedom violations, named Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest violator of religious liberties.
    The commission took the country to task for "offensive and discriminatory language" disparaging Jews, Christians and non-Wahhabi Muslims found in government-sponsored school textbooks, in Friday sermons preached in prominent mosques, and in state-controlled Saudi newspapers.
    For example, in 2003, King Abdullah (who was then Crown Prince) reacted to the killing of six Westerners by terrorists in Yemen by saying he thought Zionism was behind them.
    In Saudi Arabia, the public practice of any religion other than Islam is illegal; only Muslims can be Saudi citizens; one of the Saudi king's titles is "custodian of the two holy mosques"; proselytising for any religion other than Sunni Islam is barred; and Makkah, Islam's holy city, is forbidden to all non-Muslims.
    For years, Saudi Arabia also imposed restrictions, or persuaded the US government to impose restrictions, on American troops defending the country during and after then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait.
    For example, US postal and customs officials have barred mailing materials "contrary to the Islamic faith," including Bibles. The US military also has required female service members to wear a long, black robe called an abaya when travelling off base in Saudi Arabia. Both regulations were rescinded or clarified after public outcry based on reporting in the US media. - Reuters

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  39. Voice of reason.. Whoever said "Kuwait is a good country in a bad neighborhood" was a genius!

    Sadly there is an increasing number of Kuwaitis who look to Saudi as a shining example of utopia. And there are many members of the Al-Sabahs who look to the Al-Sauds with envy, wishing they too had a death grip on their citizens... To all of them I say pack your things, move to Saudi Arabia and leave us alone!

    And to our fellow Saudis suffocating under this hell on earth.. "You are welcome to move here and become fully functioning members of society"

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