But as long as Paul Johnson was not a Muslim, that love was unrequited. From AP:
Johnson had worked in Saudi Arabia for more than a decade and over the week his friends and family had described him as devoted to the culture of his adopted land.
For what ultimately killed Paul Johnson was the conviction that non-Muslims have no right to be in Saudi Arabia, in accord with the Prophet Muhammad’s dictum: “Turn out all Al-Mushrikun [unbelievers] from the Arabian Peninsula” (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, book 58, no. 3168 — in the hardcover edition; the numbering in the online edition is different, but for some reason I can’t get into it today).
NOTE: Last night’s loathsome spammer has returned, so I have had to close comments on this one too.