Saudi Prince taking shots at clerical elite radicalism*

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Offline chris jones

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Saudi Prince taking shots at clerical elite radicalism*
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:35:00 PM »
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's crown prince declared war on the clerical elite who have long shaped Saudi society.
Source quoted-the examiner. ( I`m not a fan of the examiner but this got my attention)
The man who will be Saudi Arabia's next king, Mohammed bin Salman, did so by delivering an unequivocal message, "We are returning to what we were before, a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world." The crown prince continued, "We will not waste 30 years of our lives wasting time dealing with extremist ideas. We will destroy them today," he said.

Yet, it isn't just what bin Salman said that matters, but also where and to who he said it.

After all, he said it to an unveiled Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo, at an event designed to attract foreign entrepreneurial investment. Both those considerations the unveiled American reporter sharing a royal stage on Saudi soil and the endorsement of capitalist dynamism are incompatible with the worldview of the Saudi Ulama, or clerical elite.

By his actions, Mohammed bin Salman isn't just throwing down the gauntlet to the Ulama; he's goading them.

Still, while this is just the latest step in bin Salman's ongoing effort to advance women's rights and economic diversification, his Tuesday appearance was staggering for another reason. Because bin Salman pledged that Saudi Arabia will now build a new mega-city named Neom, stretching onto the Egyptian and Jordanian soil. According to bin Salman, Neom "will be backed by more than $500 billion over the coming years by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ... as well as international investors."

A coincidence, this is shortly after Trump`s visit, who knows?

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Re: Saudi Prince taking shots at clerical elite radicalism*
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 03:24:44 PM »
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's crown prince declared war on the clerical elite who have long shaped Saudi society.
Source quoted-the examiner. ( I`m not a fan of the examiner but this got my attention)
The man who will be Saudi Arabia's next king, Mohammed bin Salman, did so by delivering an unequivocal message, "We are returning to what we were before, a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world." The crown prince continued, "We will not waste 30 years of our lives wasting time dealing with extremist ideas. We will destroy them today," he said.

Yet, it isn't just what bin Salman said that matters, but also where and to who he said it.

After all, he said it to an unveiled Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo, at an event designed to attract foreign entrepreneurial investment. Both those considerations the unveiled American reporter sharing a royal stage on Saudi soil and the endorsement of capitalist dynamism are incompatible with the worldview of the Saudi Ulama, or clerical elite.

By his actions, Mohammed bin Salman isn't just throwing down the gauntlet to the Ulama; he's goading them.

Still, while this is just the latest step in bin Salman's ongoing effort to advance women's rights and economic diversification, his Tuesday appearance was staggering for another reason. Because bin Salman pledged that Saudi Arabia will now build a new mega-city named Neom, stretching onto the Egyptian and Jordanian soil. According to bin Salman, Neom "will be backed by more than $500 billion over the coming years by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ... as well as international investors."

A coincidence, this is shortly after Trump`s visit, who knows?

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