Sunday, July 30, 2017

Something Lost In Translation? Mideast Rhetoric Rises -- July 30, 2017

Over at "The Big Stories" I follow the "Mideast on the Brink." I have moved that link back to the sidebar at the right, under "The Top Five." Apparently Saudi Arabia says there has been "a declaration of war in the Mideast."

From Reuters: Saudi Arabia says calls for internationalization of holy sites is a "declaration of war." The rhetoric between Saudi Arabia and Qatar increases.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called Qatar's demands for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, although it was unclear whether Qatar had actually made any such demand.
"Qatar's demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive and a declaration of war against the kingdom," Adel al-Jubeir was quoted saying on Al Arabiya's website.
"We reserve the right to respond to anyone who is working on the internationalization of the holy sites," he said.
However, it was unclear whether Qatar made the demand. It did accuse the Saudis of politicizing Hajj and addressed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion on Saturday, expressing concern about obstacles facing Qataris who want to attend hajj this year. 
Sounds like something lost in translation.

Is That All He Said? Yes, With Intensity

Lost In Translation

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