Monday, August 08, 2005

A Good Sign.

Among the many problems that Saudi Arabia has is its history of brutally stifling dissent … and not just of women either. So it was with pleasure that I read, on the AlJazeera web site, that the new Saudi king, King Abdullah, pardoned “five activists, including three reformists serving jail sentences for seeking a constitutional monarchy.”

King Abdullah has always been known as a reformer and while the pace of the reform may not be as fast as some, myself included, would hope, I think this development is a definite positive sign for the prospects of liberty in the Kingdom’s future.


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