JMD: Salafi Mission Calls into Question Saudi Concept of Moderation and Policy in Yemen

By James M. Dorsey Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise questions about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salah’s concept of a moderate form of Islam. The questions are prompted by the fact that Prince Mohammed has so far put little, if any, flesh on his skeletal vow last October to return his ultra-conservative kingdom to “moderate Islam.” The crown prince has created expectations of more social liberalism with the lifting of a ban on women’s driving,...

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Published By: newsrescue - Saturday, 13 January