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Kong Abdullah af Saudiarabien er død og verdens statsledere har udtalt deres sorg over den store mand. Her nogle reaktioner samlet af den venstreorienterede Think Progress

King Abdullah, 90, who died early Friday morning, is being hailed as a reformer, despite condoning human rights abuses and forwarding only very measured efforts to promote democracy in his oil-rich nation.

One of the most scrutinized aspects of the Saudi Arabia’s rights’ record is its so-called “male guardianship system,” women are not allowed to travel, obtain a passport, marry, or continue their education without the approval of a male relative.

The King’s own daughters are hardly an exception to the harsh rule. Four of his daughters claim that the are being forcibly held in a dilapidated palace with little in the way of food and water. “Our father said that we had no way out,” Sahar Al Saud, 42, wrote in an email to the British broadcast network Channel 4, “And that after his death our brothers will continue detaining us.”

“We are just an example of so many families, of what so many women, go through. Just a tiny, tiny example,” the princess who once enjoyed international skiing and shopping trips said.

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President Barack Obama praised the king for having “the courage of his convictions,” and for promoting security in the region, but steered clear of commenting on Saudi Arabian social policies.

“In a very discreet way, he was a strong advocate of women,” Christine Lagarde the head of the International Monetary Fund said from the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Even news reports heralded King Abdullah’s track record on civil rights, though the laudatory language was often followed by only vague or contradictory examples from his 9-year tenure as the head of Saudi Arabia.

CNN called him “a cautious reformer” citing “steps toward broader freedoms” without giving clear examples. The New York Times Douglas Martin and Ben Hubbard referred to the autocratic ruler as a “force of moderation,” although the already tempered phrase was followed by examples in which the King failed to carry out the reforms he publicly vowed to carry out.

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On Friday, Saudi authorities again postponed the flogging of the progressive blogger Raif Badawi. Although the British foreign secretary raised concerns about brutal sentence awaiting the blogger with the Saudi ambassador to Britain prime minister was among those praising King Abdullah’s commitment to his people.

“He will be remembered for his long years of service to the kingdom, for his commitment to peace and for strengthening understanding between faiths,” David Cameron said.

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Flere og overlappende reaktioner her. Også tidligere præsident George Bush var ked af den store mands død, som han skrev på Facebook

“Laura and I are saddened by the death of a man I admire and with whom I was honored to work. I have very fond memories of my visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and of the King’s visit to our ranch in Crawford. He was an important and able ally and a force for modernization in his country. King Abdullah served his nation honorably with strength and vision. We send our heartfelt condolences to the King’s family and all who will miss him.”

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Islam opstod, som bekendt, på den arabiske halvø som en kodificering af arabisk kultur og moral. Som islam spredte sig udvikledes et væld af variationer, så man hurtigt ikke længere kunne tale om et islam. Seneste skud på stammen er islamisk stat, hvis forskelle og ligheder i forhold til den saudiske variant gør enhver islamofob til skamme. Washington Post stiller det pædagogisk op

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Disses væsensforskellige forskel i samfundsindretning kommer af den fleksibilitet, der er i islams lære, her i sammenligning med koranen

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Og i praksis er der da også milevid forskel på Islamisk stat og kalifatet. Daily Telegraph skriver om lov og orden i den nye Islamisk Stat

On January 15, 2015, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a collection of images showing the enforcement of the hudud (Koranic punishment) in Ninawa, Iraq. The images show the execution of two men convicted of homosexuality by throwing them from a tall building; the crucifixion of two men convicted of armed theft; and the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery.

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Således holdes der også orden i Saudiarabien på åben gade

Som man kan se, helt forskellige straffemetoder, der vidner om islams mange ansigter. Men det er den samme folkelige deltagelse, der vidner om islam som fredens religion

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