Saudi columnist suspended for overpraising King

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Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has called for the suspension of a columnist after he published a piece that praised and said he has God-like attributes. In a letter to Information Minister Awad Bin Saleh Al Awad, King Salman said that he was shocked by the headline and some of the expressions in the column that contained excessive words and descriptions of praise, including attributes that God used for Himself or to describe Prophet Abraham.

The king called for the prompt suspension of Ramadan Al Enenzi, the columnist, and for applying the rules and regulations against him and the newspaper that published the column. King Salman says excessive praise cannot be tolerated.

The newspaper subsequently issued a full apology, saying that the columnist was wrong in the choice of the expressions and descriptions used to praise King Salman.



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