Although the speaker is the Saudi Crown Prince, and although he is speaking about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its community, his discussion on combating extremism and returning to moderate Islam should be a focus for all.
It should be the project for all countries in the region and the international community.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks today about building a future, for that is the best way to leave behind a constricting past. He sees that development requires change, which to come about, first requires acknowledging the problem and having the courage to deal with it.
I believe Prince Mohammed was just that yesterday. He was clear, honest and brave in his speech to the world. He talked about returning to a Saudi society once governed by their ancestors. A religious society free of extremism and tolerant to those around it.
Yes, a present time problem does exist as a repercussion of the past, and he spoke about it openly to the audience without embarrassment, deliberation or ambivalence. The problem is that extremists imposed their opinions on society after 1979, particularly after Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution which opened the door to biddings on exaggerations, extremism and more extremism.
Yesterday, the Crown Prince vowed that it was time to fight extremist thinking and destroy it.
This statement echoed throughout the Saudi Kingdom not just the conference hall. He chose the right occasion for it. The Crown Prince was presenting one of the future Saudi projects to investors and the world, explaining his developmental plan to future youthful generations.
With this courageous rhetoric, Saudi Arabia is leading a new trend in the region and the Muslim world. A trend to which we can pin to the hope of emerging from an era of extremism that threatens the world.
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