Monday, March 11, 2013

Saudi Arabia Executes People, HPers More Interested in USA

The Huffington Post over the weekend covered the news of Saudi Arabia maybe reconsidering their beheading policy. They would still execute people, of course, for things like robbery and adultery, but instead of beheadings they would just use "fatal shootings" instead.

When a thread appears about Israel building settlements, the top comments are all about how Israel is racist/apartheid, built on stolen land, should be destroyed, etc.

When a thread is about Saudi Arabia, the HPer commenters are only interested in bashing the US for associating with Saudi Arabia, not attacking Saudi Arabia itself.

Fascinating that they are more than willing to attack Israel for building settlements, but can't bring themselves to condemn Saudi executions.

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