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Empire Strikes Back

Christianity, a movement originally started by a Jewish man born & bred in the 'Middle East', roughly 500 years before Mohammed - partly in response to oppression by corrupt religious authories and their imperial sponsors - today faces renewed oppression in its land of birth.

This follows reports of an unjust decree by a Saudi Arabian cleric, Abdulaziz Al al-Shaikh, that all churches should be destroyed in the region.

Which leads me to remember this, the British greeting for Saudi royalty a few years ago (and an interesting discussion over their malign influence in the West).

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