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Saudi Arabia witnesses first signs of unrest as ‘day of rage’ planned for March 11th

February 27, 2011 Comments off

Poverty and joblessness are prompting protest in the kingdom, writes FINIAN CUNNINGHAM in Manama

THE POPULAR uprisings across the Middle East are sparking similar unrest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with youth groups and workers in that country now calling for a “day of rage” demonstration in the capital, Riyadh, on March 11th.

Already there have been protests in the city of Qatif and other towns in the country’s oil-rich Eastern Province demanding, among other things, the release of political prisoners and a raft of social reforms. There are also reports of prominent Shia clerics being detained by the Saudi Sunni authorities, and security forces mobilising in anticipation of further protests.

Sadek al-Ramadan, a human rights activist in al-Asha, Eastern Province, said: “People here are watching closely the protest movements across the region, which are tapping into long-held demands for reforms in Saudi Arabia.” Al-Ramadan said that there are “deep frustrations” in Saudi society over high levels of poverty, unemployment, poor housing and perceived widespread corruption among the rulers of the world’s top oil exporter whose gross domestic product last year is estimated at $622 billion.

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Those that are suffering and those that have suffered over the thousands of years since mankind sinned, and much of it from Yahweh’s own natural order of things, and from the sinful desires that mankind has rooted their twisted desires within, they are all on the wide spacious path that offers no protection from the evil effects of this world. Mankind became defiant to Yawheh’s counsel and warning to remain obedient, and death was the promise for not following through and obeying His words. And now, like a deep bleeding wound that has festered and opened back up to disease and drains out the life of its victim, mankind is slowly dying from the sin that was warned against. When the wrath comes, it in itself will put those who remain defiant – out of their misery. Sad, but so true. There is no future without Yahweh, and this world in general is without the care of our Creator. Just look at the weather now ravaging this planet. It is Yahweh’s fury in action.

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