March 1, 2010, - 3:15 pm

Religion of (Rest In) Peace . . . And Murdering Cyclists

By Debbie Schlussel

Here’s yet another good reason not to go cycling in Saudi Arabia . . . or, better yet, not to go to Saudi Arabia, period.  As we know, Islamic terrorists repeatedly targeted Americans in Saudi Arabia, whether it’s the blowing up the Khobar Towers or the kidnapping and video beheading of contractor, Paul Johnson.


This is just the latest in their barbarism against the West.  And don’t forget that while the Saudi government secretly smiles upon Al-Qaeda, if the Saudis were to have free elections, the Al-Qaeda garbage would be elected to run the government there.  It’s a fact that all the Scamelas in the world–who constantly shriek about “democracy” and “free elections” in the Middle East–never seem to get in their thick, ignorant skulls.

John Currie, who worked for BAE Systems – formerly British Aerospace – is believed to have been one four cyclists who started being “cut up” by local youths in two cars on a main road on the outskirts of Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

Initially, it is understood that one of the cars clipped a cyclist causing him to fall off his bike. Then, however, one of the drivers is alleged to have turned around and deliberately ploughed his car into the cyclists.

Mr Currie, 54, a human resources worker, is said to have been smashed against the vehicle’s windscreen in the incident on Thursday, and later died from his serious injuries. His widow, Pauline, was returning to Britain this weekend.

The couple, from Chester, Cheshire, are believed to have two grown-up children. Mr Currie’s body will be flown home for a funeral service.

In the past 15 years, there have been a number of terrorist attacks on British and other western nationals in Saudi Arabia by Muslim extremists. Several westerners have been killed – and even more injured – in a series of bombs and gun attacks. Radicals are angry that US and British oil companies and their staff are operating on Saudi soil.

I’m angry at them, too (but not enough to wish their brutal deaths, like this man suffered). Why are they there, risking their lives to make Saudi America-haters billions? If all Westerners spent a month away from Saudi oil sources, the Kingdom would go out of business.

As I’ve always noted, we can go a month without Saudi oil, but they cannot go a month without Western help and money. There are simply too many Saudi royals–between 35,000 and 50,000 princes and princesses, but even they cannot keep count as to the exact number–who do not work and rely on the oil money to keep flowing and keep them in designer clothes, Swiss chalets, and Cleveland Clinic medical care.

And, as reader Worry01 notes, the more Muslim immigrants we allow into America, the more “traffic accidents” like this, we’ll end up suffering on our own shores.

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[And, as reader Worry01 notes, the more Muslim immigrants we allow into America, the more “traffic accidents” like this, we’ll end up suffering on our own shores.]

As the Somalis, co-cultists in Islam with the Saudis, have shown by their uncivilized behavior in this country!

I_AM_ME on March 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Cutting off the flow of dollars to that whole miserable area is the best argument for “green technology” I’ve ever heard. I’d love to see battery powered cars fueled by nuclear power plants and tell them we don’t need their stinkin oil anymore. Let them actually develop a real economy. They can’t.

Kaiser Sozay on March 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

This is terrifying!

Do you know how vulnerable a bicycle rider is?

We were taught in law school, if you want to commit murder and get away with it, do it with a car.

Why? Because it was an “accident”. Try “turning around and hitting them twice” to a jury, though.

goldenmike4393 on March 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

This is exactly why America, and the rest of the West, should be busy looking for and drilling our own oil and building more nuclear plants. Maybe then we can completely cuts ties with these types of animals.

Oscar on March 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I say nuke the whole place, we could use a new parking lot.

Dave on March 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Ah yes, a glass covered parking lot that glows in the dark. Are you sure about that?

    T. Y. on March 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I don’t see the U.S. turning off the money spigot to the middle east with Barry as President. He’s going to get rich off of the middle eastern royalty, just like the Bushs and Clintons.

Jarhead on March 1, 2010 at 6:15 pm

If you aren’t Saudi, you have no rights in the Kingdom. It’s that simple. Any foreigner working there knows that. With a mindset like that, I wouldn’t put it past the Saudi owner of the car to make John Currie’s widow to pay for the damage to his windscreen–he has the dysfunctional justice system to back him up.
And these guys accuse Israel of Apartheid!

Pete on March 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I agree with Pete. If you aren’t Saudi, you have no rights in the Kingdom. I lived in Ryadh for a year pulling security in 2004 for Vinnell Arabia. I did it for the money as I was just separated from the Army. However, unlike most expats who were there, my co-workers and I had guns. Our job was to (you know what) during the “terrorist” rampage of that time. Unfortunately I didn’t get to bag any. I did find that the Saudi’s are a generally uncivilized lot. But what can one expect from the decendants of the tribe of Moab? As for this guy on the bicycle. It’s unfortunate, but he should have known better than to ride a bicycle in Saudi traffic. The Saudi’s drive like maniacs. They even drive around fast with their kids unbuckled in the car. When asked if they’re concerned with their safety in a car accident, their reply was “Inshallah”.

Bill on March 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I wonder what Muslim countries are after…..?

NIGERIA on March 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm

It is time for Saudi Arabia to fend for itself. It has enjoyed oil wealth for decades, but the Saudi dependency on a skilled foreign workforce remains.

Worry01 on March 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm


the following article makes an interesting argument that democracy in many parts of the islamic world has actually succeeded in electing moderate leaders and weakening islamism:

K: Interesting argument? More like a failed one. The Iranian protesters, upon which it bases its “argument,” are every bit as extremist, if not more, than the current Iranian regime. Mossavi and his supporters on the streets are supporters of Hezbollah and Jew-haters. You must be new to this site, since we provided plenty of evidence and documentation on that. Wake Up. DS

Keamon on March 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Car vs. bicycle is a lousy way to go.
I think that entire region would look great with a glow in the dark glass parking lot.

Joe on March 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm

People in U.S. are being targeted in the same manner. This is a news flash in the real universe, not more insights on leno.

Breaking News on March 2, 2010 at 8:01 am

The cyclists should have known better than to place themselves in jeapardy like that. It’s not just those who would hit you on purpose. As one insightfull person put it “It’s like driving in a whole coutry full of teenagers!”

Guilty as charged. I worked there for 6 years. But I don’t regret it either. Learned more about Islam than I ever would have otherwise so I won’t be among those who buy into dhimmitude. However, the tech boycott wouldn’t work because there are more than just Americans there and more and more Saudi’s are learning and doing the hard work.

Terry on March 2, 2010 at 10:16 am

Exactly, Debbie. Why in the hell are the Brits there? Why? Why do the engineers from the West go to places such as Dubai to build their towers, their palaces, their weapons systems. Why? I believe it’s because they share common “values.” They love Islam/Muslims and worship them. That’s why. And, if disaster falls upon them, well, I have zero sympathy for the treachery of these people.

J.S. on March 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

Call em the 51st state! what are they gonna do about it! Terrorize us? ohh…. they already do.

Annex the oil fields on March 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

To J.S.

Absolutely wrong. They go there for the money. When I was in Saudi in the 80’s and 90’s the Brits were there because the job market was so bad at home and they got better tax breaks. It hasn’t changed much since then. I went there for the job experience and the challange of a Christian living in a Muslim world.

Terry on March 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

We should have stayed in Kuwait after liberating it. All those troops … sigh.

By occupying southern Iraq, Kuwait and northern Saudi-A — and letting “the people” keep most of the coast — we could have taken about half the Gulf’s oil reserves and said tuff titty to the population centers … sigh.

Thomas Paine on March 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

This is a very sad incident that can and does happen all over the world. It is a result of recklessness and has absolutely nothing to do with Islam, democracy or any other issues you want to blame KSA for. This was somebody’s husband and father, shame on you for politicizing such a tragedy. Below are a couple of links you might want to look at.

Dave on May 4, 2010 at 6:37 am

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