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March 22, 2018

Good News? Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Claims Intent to Take on Radical Islam and Push a More Moderate Line?

Could it be true?

Could something so positive and unexpected just happen?

We've all known for a while that it's Saudi funding of the xenophobic, murder-friendly brand of Wahabism around the world that's responsible for much of the jihadi terrorism we've been dealing with for going on 50 years now.

But Instapundit comments:

I can attest that when the Saudi money hit northern Nigeria, the Islam there went from a rather mellow Sufi variety to, well, Boko Haram. Even if all that happens is the Saudis stop funding and promoting radical Islam worldwide, that will be huge. Remember, after the Soviet Union folded, all sorts of "grassroots, authentic" terrorist movements dried up along with the Soviet funding. Something similar could happen here.

I don't believe it, only because as a pessimist, I tend to greet speculations of possible future good news with the thought that we're never that lucky and life rarely rewards you out of the blue; you have to fight and scrape for any good "luck" you get.

But who knows.


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