Here is more cold water poured upon the idea that the Saudis are really going to stop supporting terrorist activity. Like most jihadists, they just don’t call it that. But adhering to Islamic Sharia law in its fullness means adhering to the call to make war against unbelievers until they convert to Islam or submit to Islamic rule — what Americans have come to know as the “lesser jihad.” This from Gulf News, with thanks to Nicolei:
Saudi Arabia’s leaders vowed yesterday not to deviate “an inch” from Islamic Sharia law.
“We in the kingdom are committed to Islamic law in our relations, commitments and decisions… This is our only faith which we would never substitute or deviate from, not even an inch,” the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah said in a joint message to pilgrims performing the annual Haj.
“(Islam) rules our domestic and foreign policy and our private and public dealings,” they said.
In messages Monday to mark Eid Al Adha, King Fahd and Prince Abdullah also praised US President George W. Bush for leading the war against terror.
“I have been pleased by what you mentioned regarding the lessons that can be learnt by the Islamic nation by the sacrifice of the Prophet Abraham,” said King Fahd in a message read on state-owned television.