Despite his empty promises about holding Saudi Arabia to task over its abysmal human rights standards and fierce criticism against Trump for visiting the Nation, Joe Biden is set to embark on a visit to the Sharia-Law governed nation.
According to Fox, Biden has taken a U-turn on his tough talk about Saudi and is planning to meet its Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman later this month.
Even though when speaking at a 2019 debate Biden said, “I would make Saudi Arabia pay the price, and make them, in fact, the pariah that they are,” speaking to the country’s cruel treatment of its people, violations of international law and dangerous hostility to the U.S. including the allegedly unlawful killing of a U.S.-based journalist.
In true hypocritical leftist fashion, senior Democrats berated then President Trump for keeping a diplomatic relationship with Saudi’s Crown Prince after the U.S.-based journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was killed by Saudi security officials in 2018.
The Saudi born journalist was highly critical of the Saudi Arabian government, was close to the country’s royal family and also once worked as an advisor to the Saudi government.
The Saudi government first denied all knowledge of the event, although officials eventually said Khashoggi had fought with security officials outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and died when he was restrained in a choke hold.
Investigators later revealed that Khashoggi had been injected with a large amount of a drug, resulting in a fatal overdose.
In Saudia Arabia, human rights violations remain a normal part of its society. Prison officials are permitted to torture information out of suspects, the death penalty is issued for all kinds of minor offenses which are often vague and hard to prove.
Saudia Arabia is under a form of Sharia Law and its treatment of girls and women is disgracefully bad. According to Human Rights Watch, Saudi women must obtain male guardian’s permission to marry, leave prison or even obtain healthcare.
It is also illegal to be gay or transexual in Saudi, and violations can result in any punishment from public whipping to chemical castration or even execution. But of course, lefties in the West are more concerned about gender-neutral toilets!
Some reports have been labeled as propaganda, say Prince Salman has relaxed some of Saudi’s draconian laws, presumably in a bid to appease clueless Western leaders.
In 2016, King Salman stripped the religious police of arrest powers, removing the enforcers of the Saudi dress code and said, “Women didn’t legally have to wear a face-covering in public.”
Most recently Salman announced that Saudi women would be able to travel and live independently without a male chaperone, a move to supposedly modernize the country.