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"Saudi Arabia will return to moderate, open Islam"

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Oct 25, 2017 at 01:21

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabia-return-moderate-open-11400298

"Saudi Arabia will return to moderate, open Islam and 'will destroy extremist ideas', says crown prince."

Dr. Pipes,

1) Do you believe him?
2) Would it be correct to define this policy as anti-Islamist traditionalism, anti-Islamist Islamic supremacism or something else? ("Moderate Islam" in reference to Saudi Arabia seems to be a misnomer.)

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Daniel Pipes replies:

  1. I believe him.
  2. What he means by "moderate Islam" is yet to be seen and I am watching with great interest.

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