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« Reply #120 on: December 16, 2018, 02:41 AM »
I agree with you. Most migrants probably have worse life conditions where they go.

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« Reply #121 on: January 02, 2019, 05:32 PM »
Hello folks

Here is the episode of Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj which Netflix removed on a Saudi government request.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUhbZdvtzcw

I haven't found the time to watch it yet, but if it was censored it must be worth watching and sharing.


An article on the matter worth reading.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/01/01/hasan-minhaj-criticized-saudi-crown-prince-patriot-act-netflix-pulled-episode-saudi-arabia/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a1ba679b2351

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Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #122 on: January 02, 2019, 07:18 PM »
Thanks for your message and the video. But I won't watch it. There is no conspiracy behind the Khashoggi case, and we already know who the culprits are. Actually, I wish you had commented on my previous videos.
The reason behind all this is simple, KSA is an obscurantist country. The royal monarchy of Saudi Arabia reminds me of the court of King Louis XIV, also known as Sun King.


Maybe you don't know him, so I will introduce him. He was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death in 1715. Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661, after the death of his chief minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin, who was an adherent of the concept of the divine right of kings, which advocates the divine origin of monarchical rule. It's Louis XIV who turned the castle of Versailles into a palace. It's not surprising if Bin Salman, the god of Saudi Arabia (the former one refused to meet with Trump) bought the most expensive home in the world in 2015, called...Chateau Louis XIV, in Louveciennes. The analogy is perfect.
Those who are overshadowing this God have no place in Saudi Arabia. Not even a caliph, a prophet, a journalist, or a scholar of the forum. Fortunately, you made a choice and you decided to leave. I hope you'll find what you are looking for.

Maybe the oil rents is not distributed fairly amongst citizens. Unlike Qatari citizens, many Saudis are poor. Indeed, despite an annual oil revenue of more than $200 billion, most Saudis lack adequate housing, healthcare, sanitation and education. Author Karen House highlights these issues in her book On Saudi Arabia. Most of the oil revenue flows right into the hands of the royal family (the richest family in the world). At least 80 percent of the revenue in the Saudi treasury comes from petroleum, but the average Saudi citizen does not benefit from those gains. The central government in Riyadh, where the royal family is settled, receives most of the oil profits. This sustains a strong monarchy and keeps the majority poor and powerless. The public simply has no say in how the government spends its money.

Moreover, with so much revenue coming in from oil, the government is still unable to provide jobs for its citizens. Saudi Arabia provides one in four barrels of oil exported around the world, yet 40 percent of Saudi youth between twenty and twenty-four are unemployed. The unemployment is partly due to the fact that 90 percent of all employees in the private sector are foreign workers.

The consequences of having a corrupt government are highlighted in times of chaos. In January 2011, during the Cairo revolution, the city of Jeddah flooded because the monarchy failed to establish basic protections against the weather. Ten people died due to improper sewerage and drainage. The inadequate preparation was blamed on corrupt businesses and government stealing money from both sewer and drain-related construction projects.

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« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2019, 12:24 AM »
A video about the origins of IS and its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
Aa1234779 will probably take a look at it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHLT8-56Gmg

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Actually, I wish you had commented on my previous videos.
Forgive me for not doing so, the last few days were very busy for me.
I watched the above documentary film the day you posted it until the part the Indonesian Muslim was justifying the publication of IS videos of gruesome executions, I got mad and shut it off. In Islam "We are under attack" is not an excuse to (1)behead (2)a prisoner (3)using a hunting knife (4)in-front of a camera (5)with no fair and transparent trial. Emotions should not permit Muslims to break the laws of Islam. Ignorance does, unfortunately, and so does the secret agendas of those that wish to defame Islam and Muslims from the inside.

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The consequences of having a corrupt government are highlighted in times of chaos. In January 2011, during the Cairo revolution, the city of Jeddah flooded because the monarchy failed to establish basic protections against the weather. Ten people died due to improper sewerage and drainage. The inadequate preparation was blamed on corrupt businesses and government stealing money from both sewer and drain-related construction projects.
In 2009, I almost died myself in the floods that took the lives of around 150 people in Jeddah where I used to live before fleeing.
Can you believe that in most parts of Jeddah & the poorer parts of Riyadh among many Saudi cities, sewage water is still being removed using a suction motor and carried in lorries carrying 19 ton tanks?

Peace
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #124 on: January 03, 2019, 12:05 PM »
Forgive me for not doing so, the last few days were very busy for me.
I watched the above documentary film the day you posted it

Actually, I think you should watch this one, already posted above.
Climate change, the helplessness of the UN, the mechanisms in our brain to change the system and make Earth more livable ... all that in this exceptional video. In French with English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs-M1vgI_4A
If shadow.97 was here, he would probably say that this one is a bit depressing, but the topic is pretty interesting.
As far as Saudi Arabia is concerned, I think that the situation will change in the coming years, whether we like it or not. With the end of oil, the people will need to work in the agricultural fileds if they want to eat. It will be similar in France or in Palestine. Because without oil, the current economic system and mechanized agriculture will not last much longer. Unfortunately, there are 30 million inhabitants in Saudi Arabia and it will be difficult. 10 000 years ago, there were only 6 million inhabitants on the planet.




Here are a few interesting articles, in French:
An article about Boko Haram: https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2019/01/03/boko-haram-a-ete-le-revelateur-de-toutes-les-haines-de-voisinage_5404864_3212.html
this one is about Brunei, which intends to apply the Islamic law (the Sharia): https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2019/01/03/brunei-des-ombres-sur-le-sultanat_5404630_3210.html
A very good article, titled 2019, a smell of crisis.
http://alencontre.org/economie/economie-en-2019-comme-un-parfum-de-crise-economique.html

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« Reply #125 on: January 03, 2019, 02:57 PM »
Actually, I think you should watch this one, already posted above.
Climate change, the helplessness of the UN, the mechanisms in our brain to change the system and make Earth more livable ... all that in this exceptional video. In French with English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs-M1vgI_4A
I'll watch it & comment on it soon.
The description you give seems quite interesting & the recommendation is much appreciated.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #126 on: January 04, 2019, 10:41 PM »
Netflix removed Hassan Minhaj's royal family episode only in Saudi Arabia. I have Netflix here at home and the episode is still there. I'm not surprised. Netflix executives in Riyadh will end up in chop-chop square if the episode isn't removed. It's the same in all totalitarian states.

aa1234779 -> Here's an interesting question. Suppose the royal family were overthrown tomorrow. How would they rename your country? Do you think "Arabia" (minus "Saudi") would conflict with the rest of the Arab world? What about the flag? As far as I know the inscription says "There is no God but Allah...." Seems to me this has nothing to do with the royal family.

You mentioned ISIS. Despite the fact that they and the Saudi royal family are mortal enemies, basically it's pretty much the same garbage. Kinda like Fascists and Communists.




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« Reply #127 on: January 05, 2019, 02:48 AM »
Netflix removed Hassan Minhaj's royal family episode only in Saudi Arabia. I have Netflix here at home and the episode is still there. I'm not surprised. Netflix executives in Riyadh will end up in chop-chop square if the episode isn't removed. It's the same in all totalitarian states.
It's more like fear of losing profits, as Netflix has been advertising on huge roadside screens and stuff. If the episode wasn't pulled then Netflix can say bye bye to multi-million dollar income from the Saudi market. Not only will the advertising be stopped, but the service would probably be blocked with a simple hand gesture MBS would give to his goons.



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aa1234779 -> Here's an interesting question. Suppose the royal family were overthrown tomorrow. How would they rename your country? Do you think "Arabia" (minus "Saudi") would conflict with the rest of the Arab world? What about the flag? As far as I know the inscription says "There is no God but Allah...." Seems to me this has nothing to do with the royal family.
None of that is for me to decide, nor is it the dissident movements choice.
The people should decide when all barriers between them and free choice is destroyed. When people get the chance to visit the ballot box to choose for themselves is when we should be able to know.
As to the words on the flag, it's more of a means of propagating that the Un-Islamic goverment of Saudi Arabia is the sole protector of true Islam which is the mother of all falsehoods.


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You mentioned ISIS. Despite the fact that they and the Saudi royal family are mortal enemies, basically it's pretty much the same garbage. Kinda like Fascists and Communists.
The problem is that both camps have non-questioning followers that obey, and do nothing but obey.
Take for example, as Mujtahidd who is an anonymous & famous blogger on twitter with inside sources in the kingdom reported yesterday, five of the supposed killers of Khashoggi who the prosecutor requested the death penalty against, are taken to a secret prison because of the fuss they were making at the place they were before (Naif security science academy) and placed under constant monitoring because of numerous suicide attempts, including bumping their heads against cell walls. Truly pitiful & well-deserved. Hopefully, the people take the ones who ordered the kill to the same fate.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #128 on: January 05, 2019, 09:17 PM »
It's more like fear of losing profits, as Netflix has been advertising on huge roadside screens and stuff. If the episode wasn't pulled then Netflix can say bye bye to multi-million dollar income from the Saudi market. Not only will the advertising be stopped, but the service would probably be blocked with a simple hand gesture MBS would give to his goons.

Exactly. It all boils down to economics. Sometimes think money is the one true god.

None of that is for me to decide, nor is it the dissident movements choice.
The people should decide when all barriers between them and free choice is destroyed. When people get the chance to visit the ballot box to choose for themselves is when we should be able to know.

I agree. I was asking your opinion. Let's do this. In our forum for the sake of argument, let's call your country "Arabia" (removing "Saudi"). When Arabia is free the people will decide if the name stays or is changed. OK with you?

yesterday, five of the supposed killers of Khashoggi who the prosecutor requested the death penalty against, are taken to a secret prison because of the fuss they were making at the place they were before (Naif security science academy) and placed under constant monitoring because of numerous suicide attempts, including bumping their heads against cell walls. Truly pitiful & well-deserved. Hopefully, the people take the ones who ordered the kill to the same fate.

Let me see if I understand this. You're saying these guys didn't do anything and are merely scapegoats made to look like asassins who acted on their own? If that's the case then who are they? Are they known dissidents or were they picked up randomly off the street? Is it possible they're the real killers who are now being sacrificed to benefit MBS?

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« Reply #129 on: January 05, 2019, 10:54 PM »
I agree. I was asking your opinion. Let's do this. In our forum for the sake of argument, let's call your country "Arabia" (removing "Saudi"). When Arabia is free the people will decide if the name stays or is changed. OK with you?

Thank you so much. It's as if you knew exactly how I feel about attaching the name "Saudi" to my beloved country!

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Let me see if I understand this. You're saying these guys didn't do anything and are merely scapegoats made to look like asassins who acted on their own? If that's the case then who are they? Are they known dissidents or were they picked up randomly off the street? Is it possible they're the real killers who are now being sacrificed to benefit MBS?
They did it. The ones that ordered it are probably in the palaces while these slaves are going down for a crime they were ordered to commit. The swift death penalty that will probably be served to them is to shut them up on who gave the orders.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU