Former Saudi ambassasdor to the United States, Prince "Big" Turki Al-Faisal, had some interesting things to say today.
This bit, I'm going to take as an invitation.
“We fear nothing. We are not closed. And we do not cocoon ourselves...Unfortunately, after Sept.11 our traditions, customs, and religion were put under the spotlight,” he said.
So, who wants to build a church in Saudi Arabia with me? I'm looking forward to shipping in a bunch of Bibles too.
Of course, this bit of good news was buried in the story. "Big" Turki's main point was that there's bad blood between Saudi Arabia and the United States -- and it's all the fault of the Wahabbi terrorists that murdered nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi ambassador to the United States, accused the US Congress of being “the center of hostility” in America toward Saudi Arabia.
“The reasons for that are many, the first of which is the Zionist lobby in the United States,” Prince Turki said at a symposium entitled “The Role of Diplomacy in Political Crises,” organized by the Saudi Association for Media and Communications here yesterday.
He said that the lobby was powerful and had a direct impact on the decisions taken by members of Congress. “The lobby supports and encourages Congress members to take hostile stances toward Saudi Arabia,” he said.
Okay, maybe I didn't read any of the article quite right.