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August 02, 2005

King Fahd Dies

The Saudi leader hasn't really led his country in years. But we'll see if fed-up Saudi citizens will take this as a chance to demand political and religious reforms.

Here's some of the hypocrisy of the Saudi ruling family:

Tuesday's ceremony was not a state funeral ó a tradition they say is not part of the kingdom's strict version of Islam known as Wahhabism.

According to Islamic rituals, the deceased should be buried quickly to honor it, and coffins are not used. Instead, the body is interred in a white shroud.

Yet leaders from around the world are coming to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects. That looks like a state funeral to me. Wahhabis like Osama bin Laden won't be fooled.

"World Leaders Fly in for Fahd Funeral"

Posted by Sean Hackbarth in Foreign Affairs at 07:08 AM | Comments (0)