Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Yes, there was a moderate Islam in Saudi Arabia: but Muhammad bin Salman got the dates wrong

Moderate Islam existed in Saudi Arabia but not before 1979, but before the rise of Wahhabism in the 18th century.  This is his dilemma: how can he promise to take Islam back to moderation when that requires the return to pre-Wahhabiyyah days.  All these initiatives are t he work of heftily paid PR consulting firms in Europe and US and will amount to nothing.