Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saudi ambassador tells Canadians to Google Rachel Corrie

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Canada wrote a letter to the National Post today in response to an article by Israel's ambassador to Canada that criticizes "Israel Apartheid Week" recently held on Canadian university campuses.

The Saudi ambassador tells Canadians that the truth is out there about the reality of what's going on in Israel.

Re: the poisonous myth of 'Israeli Apartheid,' Alan Baker, Feb 14.

While I acknowledge the Israeli ambassador's right to defend his country with respect to the "Israeli Apartheid Week" recently hosted by several Canadian universities, I don't think that he has the right to somehow implicate and attack the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in his article. The fact that his country is considered an apartheid regime has absolutely nothing to do with Saudi Arabia.

When I arrived in Canada I quickly realized that this country has a deep-rooted history of high principles and values and that everyone is equal before the law in terms of their rights and obligations. In this same spirit, I tried to avoid getting involved in confrontations with any of my colleagues, knowing that there is no such thing as absolute truth.

Thus, I was very keen not to get involved in any frictions with the Israeli ambassador, as I am convinced that the reality on the ground is sufficient enough to condemn Israel's conscience without any further contribution form my part.

For this reason, I leave it up to readers to learn about the reality on the ground in Israel by referring, for instance, to the American peace activist Rachel Corrie on the internet or Palestine: Peace not Apartheid by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter.
Abdulaziz H. Al-Sowayegh.

ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Canada, Ottawa.

1 comment:

monique said...

I find it hilarious that this idiot brings up St. Pancake to spread the myth of "Israeli Apartheid". An useful idiot bleeding heart anti-Semite activist that was too stupid to get out of the way of a moving vehicle pushing over a wall. Tooo stupid to live, as I see it!
I guess it is easier to point his finger then to look at his own arab/muslim nations that jail or kill Christians or any other religion that is not muslim/islam, on a regular basis. As far as Israel protecting its self from fanatical killers, how is that a bad thing? If you have a rational brain that is actually functioning, it is still a no brainer. Stop trying to blow up Jews and maybe walls won't be built to stop the bombers. You muslim idiots have done it to yourselves, but it is never your fault is it. Playing the victim is your life. Take some responsibility for your frickin actions!