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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ( 1924 - 2015 ), politician, military commander: "No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness...I believe strongly in the rights of women... my mother is a woman, my sister is a woman, my daughter is a woman, my wife is a woman...To allow the construction of places of worship other than Islamic ones in Saudi Arabia, it would be like asking the Vatican to build a mosque inside of it."

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