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Keyword: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Main Stories

In Bani Saud Occupied Arabia, Speaking Out Against Evil is Haram!

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 05, 14442022-09-01

Both the noble Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah emphasize speaking out and stopping evil deeds because they cause the destruction of society. The Bani Saud say, do not speak out against evil. Those that want to follow the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah are punished by the Bani Saud. Is there another definition of evil?

Opinion

Saudis Impose New Restrictions on Hajj

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 02, 14432022-07-01

While only a million pilgrims will be allowed to perform Hajj this year—an improvement on the last two years—the Saudis have sourced out the system to a Hindu fascist outfit. It will be a “lottery” system, akin to gambling. This is forbidden in Islam. Saudi policies clearly show they are unfit to administer the affairs of Hajj.

News & Analysis

Can Yemen’s Fragile Ceasefire Hold?

Kevin Barrett

Ramadan 30, 14432022-05-01

While a fragile ceasefire, brokered by the UN has gone into effect in Yemen, will it last is the big question on everyone’s mind.

News & Analysis

How Long can MbS Continue to Play Hardball with Biden?

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Sha'ban 29, 14432022-04-01

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) refused to take a phone call from US President Joe Biden because he has called him a “pariah”. Biden wants the Saudis and Emiratis to increase oil production because of sanctions on Russian oil and gas. How long can MbS hold out against Biden?

News & Analysis

Is MbS’ Ascension to the Saudi Throne Assured?

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Akhirah 29, 14432022-02-01

While Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS) has used brutal methods including killings, imprisonment and torture to eliminate all rivals (real and imagined), to grab power, his ascension to the Saudi throne is not guaranteed. There are other contenders that are likely to challenge him.

News & Analysis

How Moderate is MbS’ ‘Moderation’?

Ayman Ahmed

Jumada' al-Ula' 28, 14432022-01-01

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) is anxious to present an image of being a ‘moderate’. His crimes, however, are so egregious that they continue to hang around him like a bad odor. His moderation is a fraud as thousands of people continue to languish in Saudi jails and executions continue at an alarming rate.

Opinion

Saudi Regime’s Arbitrary Restrictions on Hajj and Umrah

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 26, 14432021-12-01

Every Saudi policy relating to Hajj or Umrah is not only against the tenets of Islam but also a disaster for the Muslim Ummah. The Saudis’ latest restrictions allowing pilgrims of only 18-60 years age to perform Umrah is completely idiotic.

News & Analysis

Concerts, and Killing of Scholars Go on Simultaneously in Saudi-ruled Kingdom

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Awwal 25, 14432021-11-01

The Saudi regime is trying to engage its people in hedonistic culture by organizing concerts and dance programs while it continues to kill ulama, human rights defenders and those who dare ask for basic human rights.

News & Analysis

Saudis Panic as US Considers Leaving the ME

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 24, 14432021-10-01

There are unmistakable signs that the US is turning away from the Middle East to focus of the Asia-Pacific region in its new policy to contain China. Uncle Sam’s withdrawal from the Middle East has caused panic among its client regimes, not least the one in Saudi Arabia.

News & Analysis

Saudization of Work Force Not Making Much Headway

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Saudization has long been touted as a policy to replace expatriate workers with the Saudis. Given the Saudis’ laziness and incompetence, the policy is not making much headway. The only thing the regime has achieved is the expulsion of expatriates without any Saudis replacing them.

News & Analysis

Bin Salman Retreats on Multiple Fronts

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

In recent months, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Muhammad bin Salman has been retreating on various fronts. His pronouncements about Islamic Iran, claiming it wants good neighbourly relations with it have raised many eyebrows. What has led to his retreat?

News & Analysis

Saudi Regime Executes Own Soldiers as War against Yemen Fails

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

The Saudi war on Yemen is getting nowhere. The poorly-trained Saudi soldiers have been surrendering to Yemen’s Ansarallah fighters to save themselves. The Saudi regime has started executing its own soldiers accusing them of treason. This is a sure sign of defeat.

News & Analysis

Yemen Approaches Sixth Year of Brutal War

Brecht Jonkers

Rajab 17, 14422021-03-01

The month of March will mark six years of the brutal Saudi-led war on Yemen. Far from achieving any of its objectives, the Saudis and their allies have been given a bloody nose. The US as principal backer of Saudi Arabia has realized the futility of the war and wants to end it.

News & Analysis

Saudi Kingdom Drowning in Problems

Brecht Jonkers

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14422021-02-01

The Saudi economy is tanking, unemployment is high and the pandemic has made matters worse. Coupled with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrogance and incompetence, the kingdom is heading for disaster.

Main Stories

End of the Line for US-Saudi Bromance?

Brecht Jonkers

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14422020-12-01

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is a worried man. He had assumed Donald Trump would remain president for four more years but his hopes have been dashed. While president-elect Joe Biden may not abandon Saudi Arabia entirely, MbS will no longer get a free pass.

News & Analysis

MbS: The Sleazy, Murderous Thief of Arabia!

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Mohammad bin Salman has not only messed up the kingdom’s economy and politics, he is also a lowly character indulging in grossly immoral conduct. If the law were equally applied, he would not only lose both his hands for stealing, he would also be stoned to death.

Main Stories

Arabian-Israel Normalization and Newton’s Third Law

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

While Arabian rulers are rushing to normalize relations with the Zionist occupiers of Palestine, there are other powers getting together to resist such sell-out. A multi-polar world order is emerging

Editorials

Pakistan: Time to Cast Aside the Saudi Albatross?

Editor

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

For Pakistan, Kashmir is of vital importance yet it has received little support from the Saudi-dominated OIC. Fed up with Saudi foot-dragging, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi demanded that the Saudis either act or Pakistan will go elsewhere for support.

Opinion

Time Running Out for MbS?

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has created many enemies, both at home and abroad. He may be able—just barely—to deal with internal foes but his external enemies are powerful players. One of them is the US intelligence establishment. Is MbS toast?

Reflections

Time to Liberate Makkah, Once Again

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Hajj has been suspended for most but a handful of Muslims this year. Those that were unable to perform Hajj have not missed much since the Bani Saud have turned this divinely prescribed obligation into an empty ritual devoid of all meaning

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