Whips for Words

Editorial in the Washington Post on Saudi crackdown on free speech:

Last week, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz announced the donation of $100 million for the United Nations counterterrorism center, saying it would help “to get rid of the forces of hatred, extremism and criminality” that lead to terrorism. This lofty aspiration to set the world to rights would be far more credible if the kingdom showed the most elementary respect for freedoms at home.