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Dec 03, 2016
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Saudi Writer Abdullah Alalweet: There Is No Better Model for Morality than the West

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Source: Rotana Khalijiya TV (Saudi Arabia)

Saudi writer Abdullah Alalweet said that the focus on issues of sex and women's apparel was not the essence of liberalism and that "anyone who judges the West by what women there wear or by their sexual conduct is... an idiot." Speaking on Rotana Khalijiyya TV in a December 4 interview, Alalweet said: "The best way to attain moral values through rationality and humanity is to find a model to follow, and there is no better model than that of the West."

 

Abdullah Alalweet:  Liberalism is the freedom that you give yourself in order to think, and the freedom that you give others so that they can practice their fate. Attributing other meanings [to liberalism] is ridiculous and childish.

 

Interviewer: What other meanings?

 

Abdullah Alalweet: The prevalence of sex , for example, or things that have to do with women and sex. This is not the true meaning [of liberalism]. This is not the true meaning [of liberalism]. The philosophers of the Enlightenment, who demanded freedom and liberalism, were not thinking about sex or about the freedom of women.  Freedom of women, and of human beings, in general, came later. They did not speak about what women should or should not wear. Anyone who judges the West by what women there wear or by their sexual conduct is, to be frank, an idiot. I say this loud and clear. Who cannot understand the modern reality in which he is living. The West is not a brothel. The West represents a set of moral values and rules of conduct that constitute its culture and individuals.

 

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The best way to attain moral values through rationality and humanity is to find a model to follow, and there  is no better model to follow than that in the West.

 

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