That is, unless I were a Jew, or a Christian, or virtually anything except a Hanbali Muslim. By Raid Qusti in Arab News, with thanks to Kasper:
RIYADH, 13 January 2007 “” The head of a Boston-based cultural exchange program said here on Thursday that the idea to bring US university students to the Kingdom is to give them the opportunity to experience the difference between how the Kingdom is portrayed in the US media and the reality on the ground.
“It’s clear to me that our media was certainly distorted,” said J. Gregory Payne, director general of the Saudi-American Exchange, a public diplomacy organization founded in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. “I often tell people that if I had to move from the US, I could live in Saudi Arabia easily.”