Why is Westminster Abbey honouring the king of a country where Christianity is banned?

Abdullah’s kingdom is currently half-way through flogging a man to death for blogging and holds public beheadings for such crimes as witchcraft and homosexuality. So let’s not fall over ourselves here.

  • UCSPanther

    Why does House Saud remind me so much of House Harkonnen from Dune?

    Must be the decadence…

  • fluffy

    Also, abuses.

  • Barrington Minge

    Soddy is a very unpleasant place, if you are not a Soddy. And we lower the flags for the death of the chief Soddy? I am disgusted by that. Let’s face it, if it wasn’t for the fact they have oil, we would be better having nothing to do with them.
    Ran into some of them at an airport once – arrogant, condescending and thoroughly unlikeable.

  • Kinneddar

    It’s unbelievable that Westminster Abbey would fly the flag at half mast on the death of King Abdullah. The Saudis record on human rights is atrocious – in fact, their actions are often the antithesis of Christian sentiment. Brutality, cruelty, revenge, and sadism are the hallmarks of their penal system. In daily life women are demeaned. Foreign workers are routinely abused. Gays are persecuted. Non-Muslims in general are discriminated against and often face segregation.

    How can Westminster Abbey feel the need to honour the deceased leader of this degenerate country?

    • Frau Katze

      Money talks. And the Saudis have invested a lot in the UK.

      • tom_billesley

        They own a fair piece of it.

  • Kinneddar

    Apparently it was not just the Abbey, flags were lowered at all public buildings in England – unbelievable!

    The Scots didn’t lower their flags.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The Brits are greasing their butts with Saudi Petroleum, before they bend over…

    • Frau Katze


  • Reader

    Now for a musical interlude to cheer us all up (sorry Canadians, this is Randy Newman not my words)

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The answer to your question is three words: follow the money.

  • twolaneflash

    Why? Because not-so-Great Britain has already submitted to Mohammedans and Sharia law within its borders. Like America, illegal and chain migration of entire Muslim families, including all of Haji’s wives and their families, have given Islam a bloodless invasion victory, to which Western governments seem determined to not only surrender, but assist. This flow of non-assimilatable Mohammed-worshippers must be reversed, or the West is doomed.

    • Frau Katze

      No kidding. We debate only if it’s past the tipping already.