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originally posted by: 3danimator2014
As someone who lived til the age of 13 in Saudi (im 40 now), i can tell you the everyday Saudi person is incredibly hospitable, kind and generous. The royal family on the other hand.....
This is an absolute joke and just turns the UN into a bigger joke than they already are.
PLEASE do not use this thread to rail against all arabs. Im sick of all the hate here on ATS recently.
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has rejected a report from the United Nations secretary-general urging countries to scrap the death penalty, stating that this was punishment approved under Islamic law to protect the rights of victims.
The UN report was issued recently at a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.
Faisal Trad, Saudi ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, said the Kingdom had every right to define its own laws.
“Saudi Arabia is an Islamic state, fully sovereign, and is proud that Islamic law is the basis of the country’s constitution. Islam ensures justice and protects the rights of all without discrimination, in addition to the right of life for all. The death penalty is a legal measure to protect the right to life and interests of the community,” he said.