Saturday, October 22, 2016

It is not the king that is the problem in saudi Arabia – the Express newspaper

saudi Arabia, one of the world’s oljerikaste countries that play a crucial role in the ongoing war in at least three countries – Syria, Yemen and Iraq, controlled by the two groups.

The first world is the royal family al-Saud, which consists of approximately 5,000 members.

Every king is chosen, according to the act come from al-Saud.

The other maktgruppen is the religious salafiriktningen wahabieliten. The pact, which was founded in the 1700s continues to be as strong today as it was then.

the Country has been modernized and reformed – perhaps not that many saudis want – but today, saudi Arabia is a very strong place on the world map. Oil and the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina makes saudi Arabia to the important country that it is today.

saudi Arabia is often criticized for its various ways to carry out the punishment, by the Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallström, once referred to as the "medieval bestraffningsmetoder". It’s probably also quite true. The condemned are beheaded, hands cut off, sentenced, whipped, and dissenters are imprisoned. There is also no real freedom of religion. The constitution is the Quran and sharia.

we know.

Women do not have the same rights as men. They may not drive a car. They are not allowed outdoors without niqab or hijab. They may not travel without a guardian .

we know.

Stefan Löfven received by Riyadh governor Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Tt / TT NYHETSBYR N

We also know that saudi Arabia, despite the fact to the low price of oil dug big holes in the state budget, is one of the world’s richest countries. The kingdom is number two in the world in oil reserves.

six years now, the raging civil wars in countries that were ruled or governed by dictatorships in the region. Rebellion or revolution has led to chaos and war. This has led to communities have been divided and people have become more extreme in their interpretation of islam.

The other power elite – wahabiter – has since the pact with the royal family was formed, got free hands to disseminate their learning both in saudi Arabia, in the region and in the world. I have founded schools in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Indonesia and many other countries. They have built mosques throughout the world to spread his doctrine.

In a number of countries have wahabismen, which is literalist and wants communities to live as the prophet Mohammad lived for 1 400 years ago, have gone very far. The two a terrorist group, which most spread terror in the name of islam in the entire world – al-Qaeda and IS have wahabismen as its ideological platform.

Stefan Löfven will not be able to get saudi Arabia to abolish the wahabismen or to change their sharia law. He will not be able to hold a speech about democracy in any university or other institution for the simple reason that the country lacks a strong maktgrupp striving for democratic reforms.

Stefan Löfven will talk about the war in Yemen, in Syria and on how Sweden and saudi Arabia to develop their business relationships. It is important. But, and we must keep in mind: it is not Sweden that can affect the war that saudi Arabia is involved in. The possibility is probably just the united states.

Stefan Löfven received by Riyadh governor Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Tt / TT NYHETSBYR N

Sweden can show a strong support for the attempt made by the royal family – mainly of the king’s son, the deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman – to weaken the religious elite.

Mohammad bin Salman trying to take some authority from the religious elite. It is a shy attempt, but better than nothing. Recently, it has been limited to the religious police’s powers – and it is positive.

It is just the other maktgruppen, the religious elite, who constitute the real danger for saudi Arabia and for the world. The best is probably if Stefan Löfven focuses on raising up they get, the less and positive understood as attempts at reform that is actually made in the day than to waste time to criticize saudi Arabia.

such criticism will not lead anywhere.

However, probably will call for more steps in the same riktnig to weaken the religious elite, the powers to be interpreted positively by the first power elite – the royal family.


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