Sunday, November 28, 2010

What I'm reading: House of Bush House of Saud

In 1985, the blind Wahhabi imam Abdul Ariz bin Baz retracted his fatwa punishing people who believed the earth was round after a conversation with Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the grandson of Ibn Saud. The prince had been a passenger in the American space shuttle Discovery and told the imam that having been in outer space, he could personally attest that the world was round.


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