Saudi Arabia threatens “Don’t talk about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia”
Until the day arrives when our cars and factories are all powered by the sun, wind or clean nuclear fusion, we’re going to be buying oil. Lots of oil.
Should we buy oil from fascist despots who want to impose Sharia law on the west and wipe out women’s rights, religious freedom and freedom of speech? Or should we buy our oil from more ethical sources?
Saudi Arabia threatened to sue The Oprah Network in the USA and television stations in Canada if they ran the above commercial. As one Canadian journalist said to the Saudi fascists Take your secret Saudi threats and shove ’em, you misogynist creeps!
“Canada is a country that is a champion of freedom of speech. That is a constitutional right,”
“And we don’t take kindly to foreign governments threatening directly or indirectly Canadian broadcasters or media for giving voice to freedom of speech. We think that’s inappropriate and certainly inconsistent with Canada’s belief in freedom of speech.”
Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tells the Saudi fascists to kiss their camels in the Globe story: Ethical oil’ ad sparks war of words between Ottawa, Saudis