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The Saudi Barbaria is the cause of instability in the Middle East. Unfortunately, in the same manner 'King' Salmans ancestors assisted Muhammed b. Abdul Wahhab in return for legitimacy to rule, so too are the adherents of Ibn Taymiyyah giving the monarchy a pass.

So long as their mosques are funded, libraries purchased, and the money keeps coming in.

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10 hours ago, Uthman bin Madhun said:

The Saudi Barbaria is the cause of instability in the Middle East. Unfortunately, in the same manner 'King' Salmans ancestors assisted Muhammed b. Abdul Wahhab in return for legitimacy to rule, so too are the adherents of Ibn Taymiyyah giving the monarchy a pass.

So long as their mosques are funded, libraries purchased, and the money keeps coming in.

Well so far the wahhabis are being restricted in power as Mohammed bin Salman made a statement talking about Middle Islam not extreme Islam I don't know about your opinions on the statement I thought of it as a wise decision but why did they do it who knows? But it shows the ties between the Wahhabis and Al Saud are broken.

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I'm finding the comments section of the Financial Times coming up with some interesting insights, mainly because its readership includes educated people who are working in Saudi and are not subject to the same restrictions as journalists.

Here's a gem.

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https://www.ft.com/content/84fa5f0e-c604-11e7-a1d2-6786f39ef675

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its all a powerplay - trump is siding with the Saudi / Israeli / Ultra Orthodox Sunni axis in order for them to do his dirty work in the ME. The rest of the world will look on as events play out. On the other side you have China / Russia with Russia siding with Syria / Lebanon / Iran. Then trump can concentrate his efforts on the Chinese doorstep. MBS I fear is the next Sadaam although not a Baathist of course  he could be just as ruthless but I personally have a feeling he will bring an end to the Saudi regime through his ruthless ambition being too young and naieve. It's a sad state of affairs that is going to cause misery and suffering in the Middle East. And thus do the greedy fat pigs of this world operate. 

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum 

The du32s of the momineen are being answered Alhamd'Allah.  The oppression of the Yemeni people under the tyrants of House of Saud will be their downfall.

Death to HOS!

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah 

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FWIW.

There's a rumour, but being published in reputable sources as the Financial Times, that the Saudis have paid US$450m for da Vinci's Salvator Mundi picture (of Jesus a.s.), and gifted it to Abu Dhabi.

https://www.ft.com/content/6a2839ca-dc3a-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482

Sorry, there is a paywall. 

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On 12/9/2017 at 9:24 AM, Haji 2003 said:

FWIW.

There's a rumour, but being published in reputable sources as the Financial Times, that the Saudis have paid US$450m for da Vinci's Salvator Mundi picture (of Jesus a.s.), and gifted it to Abu Dhabi.

https://www.ft.com/content/6a2839ca-dc3a-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482

Sorry, there is a paywall. 

The Emirati ministry said the new “committee is assigned to cooperate and coordinate between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields, as well as others, in the interest of the two countries.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-saudi-arabia-forming-new-group-separate-from-gcc/

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MbS is in the tradition of leaders all over the world who show Machiavellian skills in securing power within their own countries. But their success domestically gives them an exaggerated sense of their own capacity in dealing with foreign affairs, and this can have calamitous consequences. Saddam Hussein was very acute in seizing power in Iraq but ruined his country by starting two wars he could not win.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/mohammed-bin-salman-saudi-arabia-patrick-cockburn-qatar-lebanon-a8112426.html

The parallels with Saddam go further. Saddam own rise was facilitated by the CIA (as argued in this Independent article)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/revealed-how-the-west-set-saddam-on-the-bloody-road-to-power-1258618.html 

And MbS's rise no doubt has the American's blessing.

But Saddam also found out that he lasted only as long as he was considered to be a useful poodle to the Americans. Once he outlasted his usefulness - he was left to hang (literally).

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