Columnist to be excited about Saudi Prince

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has ordered the dismissal of an over-enthusiastic columnist at a newspaper in that country.

The 81-year-old monarch was not served that he by the writer of the article with Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) was compared.

In the country where the press is kept strictly to tires, somersaulting over each other in the newspapers usually eulogies for the head of State and his powerful family. But Ramadan al-Anzi's rave column in the newspaper al-Jazirah fell totally wrong at the sovereign.

It is not common that people in the nation with Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) are compared. There are 99 synonyms in the Arabic language for the word Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala). Al-Anzi had in his column two of those words used in relation to the King. Whether further measures against the journalist and his newspaper have been taken is not known. The newspaper has apologised.

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