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MADRID, Spainâ€”King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was kicking off an interfaith conference in Madrid on Wednesdayâ€”an effort to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews closer together amid a world that often puts the three faiths at odds.
Spanish King Juan Carlos was also addressing the gatheringâ€”which the Saudis have billed as a strictly religious affair. There's to be no mention of hot-button issues like the war in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iranian nuclear ambitions or rising oil prices.
Abdullah has made reaching out to other faiths a hallmark of his rule since taking over the oil-rich kingdom following the death of his half brother in 2005. He met with Pope Benedict XVI late last year, the first meeting ever between a pope and a reigning Saudi king....