Guarding The Fortress

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         Saudi Arabia Mai Yamani




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Description: The carrot comprises the king's promise of 37 billion dollars to his country's agitated younger generations - a fifteen percent pay raise for government employees, aid for students and the unemployed, and access to sport clubs - something that only a Croseus-rich monarch likeKingAbdullah could hope to deliver.Nowhere are subjects offered such largess to buy off their loyalties. Since thousands of voices using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube expressed ingratitude for such a 'benevolent' act, the state then decided to deploy its catch-all religious fall-back to warn its subjects that demonstrations and protests are un- Islamic.Using the pretext of the SaudiKingdomas the ultimate guardianof the Islamic faithandcustodianof theholymosques, the state claimed to be protecting its population fromthe sins of other Middle Eastern youth.
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