By Janine Makorre:
For the sake of human rights and love for humanity, I stand with Saudi dissidents, the like of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi-British Professor Madawi al-Rasheed to condemn the Saudi Arabian de facto ruler. Evidence shows that the Saudi regime is behind the cruel war against Yemen and the indiscriminative bombing of an innocent civilian with over 85,000 children starving to death. It is scary to uncover the extent of assassinations, torture, and cold murder carried out by Saudi atrocious regime to suppress brave journalists, activists and bloggers.
According to UN Human Rights Council records shows that Prince Mohammed bin Salman reforms thought to bring a positive change on the human right have failed rather resulted in horrific injustices and unprecedented refugee crisis upon the kingdom. To add salt into injury Saudi Arabia if found guilty of backing terrorist and extremist organizations which are spearheading terror attacks in the region. Should the American seat and watch such pernicious regime?
The Intelligence2 Debate held in London on Monday 4th February 2019 to break down this matter on whether the West should cut ties with Saudi Arabia. Before the debate, 41% sided with the motion while 22% were against and 37% remained undecided. After the debate at least 63% supported the motion as compared to 32% opposing and only 5% were undecided implying there was a positive shift of 6%.
The majority opted to end the so-called West’s “unconditional support.” British broadcaster Mehdi Hasan argued that human rights is not a thing to give chances and urged the West to withdraw any form of support to Saudi Arabia as a way of ending human injustice perpetrated by the criminal despots. Saudi-British Professor Madawi, on the other hand, said, the “Soft diplomatic pressure” has not bared fruits for decades and it does not seem to help the current situation. Thus, he calls the West to consider cutting ties from Saudi Arabia as a way of ending the civil wars and political instability in order to restore peace and harmony in the region.
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