Friday, June 10, 2011

Saudi Arabia spends billions to avoid catching the Arab riots

The absolute monarchy that rules Saudi Arabia has invested over 89,000 million euros to increase wages, build houses and fund religious organizations and other expenses to neutralize most of the opposition, according to the American newspaper The New York Times '. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has spent in the end, 41,000 million euros more than the 48,000 promised in February.

These payments began after the fall of Ben Ali in Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. The president paid an extra salary equivalent to two months to all staff and spent 48,000 million euros in 500,000 units in homes for the poor. A strict Muslim organizations, including the religious police, spent 137 million euros.

In addition, the Government has a policy of rapprochement with the religious powers that he has been very beneficial, as the Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in the country, proclaimed a fatwa stating that Islam forbids demonstrate in the streets. Muslim clerics are strongly dedicated to convey the message of the Mufti.

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