King Abdullah Archive

Eleven things women in Saudi Arabia can’t do:   As Saudi Arabia mourns the death of King Abdullah, human rights groups argue he should not be remembered for championing women’s rights, despite the modest changes that he introduced. The conservative kingdom has an abysmal human right record,
The King of Hearts — an obituary: The Australian musician Nick Cave, who often touches on love and death, once mused on a great man’s last rites (his own), “The motorcade will be ten miles long, the world’ll join for a farewell song … they’ll sound
King Abdullah – a discreet but strong advocate of women – Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji: “What do you call the unelected leader of a state that beheads people in public, permits only one faith and exports an extreme form of Islam to other countries? If he happens to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, self-appointed
King Abdullah dead: We can’t afford not to hold Saudi Arabia’s royals to account: What do you call the unelected leader of a state that beheads people in public, permits only one faith and exports an extreme form of Islam to other countries? If he happens to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, self-appointed
7 shocking facts about Saudi Arabia under ‘modernizing’ reign of King Abdullah: Taken aback by the fulsome praise that the recently deceased King Abdullah has garnered from world leaders, RT has decided to assess whether his record stands up to scrutiny. The majority of eulogies went beyond the requirements of diplomatic
ژے سوئی عبداللہ – وسعت اللہ خان: چھٹے خادمِ حرمین شریفین عبداللہ بھی واصلِ جنت ہوگئے لیکن اس فراق میں اطمینان کا پہلو یہ ہے کہ ساتویں بادشاہ سلیمان نے بھی جنت مکانی عبداللہ کی پالیسیاں جاری رکھنے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔ جنت مکانی کا وجود
After King Abdullah’s death, western leaders sing false praises: For people living in dictatorships and hoping for Western support on the road to freedom, reactions to the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has been a rude awakening. It was to be expected that the passing of an
‘Nauseating’ Praise for Dead Saudi King Exposes Hypocrisy of West, Say Critics:   In the wake of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s death early Friday, human rights observers are calling attention to the hypocrisy of laudatory remembrances that appear to ignore the dictator’s disregard for the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens
Flags at half mast and fawning praise for a King ‘loved by his people’ sparks furious backlash over rule which saw ‘death by stoning’ for adultery and regular beheadings:   There was anger and disbelief yesterday that flags were lowered to half mast over Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament to mark the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – despite his country’s shameful
#JeSuisAbdullah? Critics slam glowing Western eulogies for ‘reformer’ Saudi king:   Critics are taking Western leaders to task for singing the praises of King Abdullah, the recently deceased 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Arabia, whose regime they claim was marred by countless human rights abuses, warmongering and corruption. US Secretary
شاہ عبداللہ کا ورثہ – عامر حسینی: سعودیہ عرب کے بادشاہ شاہ عبداللہ کی وفات کا اعلان سعودی عرب کے سرکاری ٹی وی نے 23 جنوری 2015ء کو باقاعدہ طور پر کیا تو ساتھ ہی 78 سالہ شہزادہ سلیمان کے باقاعدہ اگلے بادشاہ ہونے کا اعلان
The Truth About How King Abdullah Treated Women, Including His Own Daughters: King Abdullah, 90, who died early Friday morning, is being hailed as a reformer, despite condoning human rights abuses and forwarding only very measured efforts to promote democracy in his oil-rich nation. One of the most scrutinized aspects of
The Varying responses to the death of Saudi monarch Abdullah: The Saudi kingdom along with the other tin pot monarchies in the Gulf like Qatar and UAE represent the fountainhead of Takfiri Salafi-Deobandi inspired terrorism. The different responses to the death of the Saudi monarch provide a snapshot of
The Saudi King who fought the wrong wars:   There is one man for whom Hosni Mubarak’s acquittal will come as welcome relief: his friend and fellow potentate King Abdullah. Such was the Saudi King’s anxiety about Mubarak that he has nudged the Egyptian military to be
What Arab Spring? This is Saudi Winter! – by Abdul Basit: Related post: Saudi winter in the Middle East and Hamas militants’ attack on Shia Muslims in Gaza The public lynching and gruesome murder of Libyan dictator Maumar Qaddafi is not a matter to be celebrated; rather it represents another victory for
What other dictators does the US support? – by John Elliot: Aside from Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, here are the other most controversial leaders propped up by the U.S. As Egyptian pro-democracy protests rage on, media attention has suddenly focused on the U.S. alliance with the country’s authoritarian rulers. American
How to kill the Shia snake: Letter from brother Abdullah – by Hakim Hazik: Related article: Shia-phobia of Saudi Arabia and the institutional genocide of Shia Muslims in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan Source: Justice Denied When the head is rotten it affects the whole body. We must kill the snake. We must crush
King Abdullah, the great-grandson of Abu Jahl – by Omar Khattab: Wikileaks have made it clear what the world already knew: That King Abdullah, the notorious womanizer-cum-custodian of the Ka’aba carries on the work of King Fahad the boozer who, in turn, continued the task which was initiated by the