Opinion

Just because he is Saudi!

October 16, 2018
Just because he is Saudi!

Hamoud Abu Taleb

Okaz newspaper

This is a direct campaign targeting Saudi Arabia and sadly the international media are not neutral and are lacking in principles and morals when they side with lobbies that are bought by money.

I WISH if the world were this beautiful where a human being’s disappearance posed as a great deal of concern for the international community, the world governments, civil institutions, media, human rights activists and the intelligentsia. If this were the case, then no country or an organized gang could violate the dignity of people by kidnapping or murdering them for political reasons.

Thousands of journalists and media people disappeared in Turkish prisons over the past two years and hundreds were eliminated around the world this year, and the conscience of the international community did not move a muscle. But when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, this sleeping conscience finally awakened, not because of humanity, but because he is the citizen of a country called the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

American President Donald Trump, members of the US Congress, top officials in Washington, the Virginia State governor, British foreign secretary and many ministers from other countries, renowned international writers such as Thomas Friedman and Robert Fisk, famous TV personalities such as Fareed Zakariya, Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour, famous TV channels in Russia and Germany and France 24 and BBC, are all questioning the Kingdom on Khashoggi’s whereabouts, as if Saudi Arabia was hiding him.

Why is this sudden campaign against Saudi Arabia in the name of a Saudi journalist who disappeared in another country, when his country, Saudi Arabia, took all the procedures that proved to the whole world that it was concerned about him as a citizen and when all the news circulating are far away from the truth?

This is a direct campaign targeting Saudi Arabia and sadly the international media are not neutral and are lacking in principles and morals when they side with lobbies that are bought by money.

This dangerous incident proved what we have been saying for a long time that out country is facing a huge media campaign that are managed and supported by many countries. We are facing one of the most dangerous encounters and we have to be ready. This is a war that we must face with all the tools that can guarantee victory.


October 16, 2018
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