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#1 The notion that a non-constitutional monarch would have his picture distributed in prayer is very different from most of these autarchs who run the middle-east, who put up their big-brother picture everywhere.
By putting up his picture of a monarch in prayer, the monarch is conveying that he is bound by the same religious laws as the subject. In fact, he is saying that he is a subject to God just as they are. This is powerful and important.
Just as we Americans demand that our officers swear an oath to the Constitution -- a higher power than themselves -- for the Saudi monarch to be portrayed abjuring himself to the Lord is to let the people know that there are rules and norms that are shared and will be respected.
This is progress in the middle-east. Thanks be to God.
Posted by rammer 2012-03-05 21:59||