From Reuters, with thanks to Cathy J. Palmer, an example of the other part of the double game the Saudis are playing.
RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi prince said Monday the killing of five Westerners in a weekend shooting spree was an act of madness and urged citizens to protect foreigners helping to develop the oil-rich kingdom’s economy.
His comments came as Swiss-based ABB Lummus said it was evacuating all 90 foreign staff from Yanbu, where the shooting occurred, and that an expansion project it was carrying out for Saudi petrochemical firm YANPET would have to be put on hold.
“This is an act of madness which no sane person would carry out,” Prince Saud bin Abdullah, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, said of Saturday’s shooting, the first assault on an energy facility and the most brazen attack yet on Westerners.
“We must treat our guests well, especially since they came to help develop this country and participated in many of our achievements,” he told Okaz daily. “Islam forbids such acts.”
Is that so? Well, the terrorists can be forgiven for misunderstanding Islam on that point, given that they have probably imbibed Saudi-produced material teaching the virtues of violent jihad, or listened to sermons on Saudi government TV urging Allah to destroy the Crusaders and Zionists.