In a shocking development, some Indian ministers were invited by the Saudi government to visit holy places in Saudi Arabia. Until now, non-Muslims were not allowed to visit Makkah and Madina, the two holy cities in the kingdom. In fact, if a non-Muslim was caught in these two cities, he would be executed. This at least was the common belief.

But the three ministers who were allowed to go inside the sacred mosque and two other holy places are fervent idol worshipers. I can't believe that the Saudis are so stupid, they should have done proper research before allowing them inside the holy city. Muslims throughout the world would be justified to protest, but now that Israel is the favored partner of the Arabs, I won't be surprised if Jews are also allowed to roam freely in the holy land. Of course, that wouldn't be as bad as allowing Indian non-Muslims, as Jews are closer to Muslims than Hindus.

One must admit that the Indians have really succeeded in diplomacy. Pakistanis, on the other hand, don't have the art of cultivating friends. Our governments have always been dominated by greedy people. Incidentally, this is why Pakistan is virtually a failed state.