Nothing worse than self-imposed dhimmitude. The original dhimmis had little choice; humiliation was the price they paid for their faith. But to take on the persona of a subdued dhimmi voluntarily, and all so you can appear tolerant of an intolerant creed?…just another sign of decline. “Islam has nothing to do with terror — UK envoy,” from Saudi Gazette, August 1:
LONDON — Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, said British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia William Patey in a meeting with reporters here Wednesday night.
“We distinguish between Islam and groups which adopt violence,” he said, praising the Saudi-British cooperation in combating terrorism.
He rejected allegations that terror groups in some foreign countries were being financed from inside Saudi Arabia.[…]
No, not the “Wahhabi” nation, birthplace of Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers, dedicated propagator of hate and intolerance for non-Muslims, and, in fact, financier of terror groups.
Patey praised the World Conference on Dialogue, an initiative of King Abdullah.
“Such a dialogue is not about our affiliations of religions, but on what brings us together, the values and tolerance we are sharing and our endeavor to remove the misunderstanding among the followers of all religions, hoping that further initiatives on dialogue will come to reality in the future,” he said.
On cultural and educational relations between the two countries, the ambassador said there are more than 8,000 Saudi students receiving university education in Britain.
“We welcome Saudi students in Britain and seek to facilitate the issuance of visas and residence permits for them,” he said, adding that the British Embassy in Riyadh is exerting considerable efforts to facilitate these procedures.