The Guardian: the rise of bin Salman gives hope for change in Saudi Arabia, but perhaps too hasty
Friday June 23, 2017 09:37
Guardian newspaper published in its edition on Friday, a report from the Saudi capital Riyadh , entitled " The rise of the Saudi prince gives hope of reform, but was probably too hasty a decision."
He says the report 's author , Martin Chuluuv it for decades was "the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice" strongly present in the streets of the kingdom and enjoy the possibilities that make them break into private places simple exceptions at any time you want to impose some sort of Islamic practices and rituals militant to become a special character of the community.
He adds Chuluuv, that for some of those who were living in fear was surprised by the development of a 10 - meter length of the kingdom 's vision plan in 2030 on one of the headquarters of the Authority in the capital Riyadh without one of its employees to submit out.
He adds Chuluuv, that one of the influential businessmen in Riyadh assured him that it was a message from the government body that "we are more powerful , " he said , adding that at this moment the Saudi citizen realized that the body no longer have an impact.
Chuluuv indicates that the sudden fall of a Saudi system columns coincided with the rapid ascent of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman , a rise did not know like him before in the modern history of the Kingdom.
He says Chuluuv The King Salman 's recent decision to appoint his son , aged 31 years as crown prince instead of his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef , granted the young prince and the wide powers of the major potential to bring about change in the Kingdom.
Through Chuluuv from a list of changes that bin Salman seeks to give rise in the Kingdom , noting that the concerts have become established in the country it has also become the cinema is possible in addition to discussing the idea of allowing women to drive cars and all this according to the assurances of senior officials in the Saudi government.
Chuluuv concludes that this kind of change may be hasty as the Wahhabi ideology is pervasive in the kingdom and among many of its leaders in different religious , especially in the areas , which means that the success of the change may be subject to doubt.