Saudi Arabia has control of 60% of the World’s oil and uses that power.

Leo McKinstry wrote a piece in the Daily Express (12/1/15), which chided politician’s for not addressing the causes of Jihadism but merely hinted at Saudi involvement. I wrote this letter to The Express, because, I suspect that it is the Saudi’s who are, to a large extent, controlling world events and unless we are more open about it, their twisted religious views could eventually be imposed on all of us.

Leo McKinstry could go a little further in his attack on Western leaders denial over the cause of the Jihadist threat.
He mentions how the theocratic Saudi Government sentenced a blogger to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for insulting Islam.
Theocratic seems a mild word for a State, where children born to Muslim fathers are by law deemed Muslim, and conversion from Islam to another religion is considered apostasy and punishable by death.
Blasphemy against Sunni Islam is also punishable by death, but the more common penalty is a long prison sentence (I understand these are less comfortable than British prisons) .
He could have pondered on the fact that Saudi Arabia owns 60% of The World’s oil supply.
They control the oil price by a simple turn of the tap.
They are presently waging war on America’s fracking companies, trying to drive them out of business and return America into a dependency on Saudi goodwill.
It’s this goodwill, which possibly lies behind our leaders tiptoeing around Islamic issues and control’s our military activities in the Muslim World, where Saudi Sunni is to be favoured over naughty Shia.
Whilst this is still a Christian country, we’ve had enough of war’s originally based on Moses’s second Commandment.
Many Western citizen’s are increasingly anti-religious, rather than irreligious and this may be why so many echoed “Je suis Charlie”.
Whatever the truth of Charlie Hebdo, the “Je suis Charlie” sentiment reflects a concern that needs addressing and the first step is to find further alternatives to Saudi oil.
Fracking has dangers but the USA needs to continue subsidising it.
Nuclear power is dangerous but we need to take that risk.
It’s upto the politician’s to effect policy we want, not what the Sheik’s want.


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