Tony Blair praises a feminist icon

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | January 23, 2015 0

king-abdullahPraising ‪the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of ‪‎Saudi Arabia for commitment to reform is like praising Hannibal Lecter for services to vegetarianism. However, undaunted the Great War Leader Tony Blair praises him as a Feminist Icon!

saudirightssaudi-floggingsaudi-arabia1driveStatement by Tony Blair on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 in Office of Tony Blairtonyblair2

“I am very sad indeed to hear of the passing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

I knew him well and admired him greatly. Despite the turmoil of events in the region around him, he remained a stable and sound ally, was a patient and skilful moderniser of his country leading it step by step into the future. He was a staunch advocate of inter faith relations. He founded KAUST, the science and technology university where women and men are educated equally. And today there are more women in higher education than men. He allowed thousands to be educated abroad people who have experience of the world and will play a big part in the future of the country. He appointed women Ministers. He invested in renewable energy. And of course he launched the Arab Peace Initiative in 2002 which has stood the test of time as a potential basis for a solution to the Israeli Palestine issue.

He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed.”

The Eagle feels no further comment is necessary as that would only be flogging it!

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