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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has said the country is returning to one that is open to all religions.

He said this at the beginning of the landmark Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on Tuesday, The Independent reports, promising to return to a “moderate Islam.”

He said:

We are returning to what we were before – a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world.

He added that the Islamic country intends to stamp out extremism. He said:

We will not waste 30 years of our lives dealing with extremist ideas, we will destroy them today.

“We we end extremism very soon,” he added.

Prince bin Salman was appointed heir to the throne back in June by his father King Salman.

He has largely been viewed as one who espouses liberal rights, and was said to be a driving force behind the country granting women the right to drive.

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

15 Comments

  1. Michy

    October 24, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Finally, a visionary leader who is in tune with the times.

    • AMAA

      October 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      OIl money don go loll

  2. Jay

    October 25, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Gods word said all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of the Lord. Thank you Jesus

    • Ego

      October 25, 2017 at 5:19 am

      “Thank you Jesus”? You have issues man! This is not about your faith ok. They already know about Christ in that region. Heck! Christ is Arab
      Now do you know about your ancestors? And their mode of worship? You are busy quoting from foreign religion that was sold to you,
      Think progressive like the Crown Prince and not start your backward logic here.

  3. Jay

    October 25, 2017 at 6:03 am

    @Ego i don’t know you and may never do,my religion was never sold to me,Jesus paid for it with His blood its a free gift. My sister is a medical doctor in Saudi Arabia cause of extremism no freedom of worship and also women’s rights have been overlooked I’m happy the crown prince is being inclusive, women will now be allowed to drive also have other privileges too I’m sure. Talking about my faith it’s what I live by and Gods word is final whether you accept it or not,as for my ancestors I have all the information I need .

    • Dust

      October 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

      The world is moving away from crude oil. The prince knows that if they don’t make Saudi more accommodating they would lose tourists.
      In summary, they just want to do what the UAE is doing to boost their forex.

      They get the forex they need and promote Islam to non Muslims its a win-win situation for them. Then they use the forex to give out Islamic loans to countries and the same citizens of this countries visit Saudi and the cycle continues.

    • Ego

      October 25, 2017 at 8:50 am

      You should have stated you were happy about the progress made regarding women’s rights, and freedom of worship. No one forced your sister to live and work there. She clearly loved the money and opportunity enough for her to sacrifice practising her faith publicly.
      My grouse with your earlier comment is that you brought your Christian faith into it, and stating quotes that border on religious superiority. Whereas that’s not what’s the Crown Prince action is about. Your comment was a regressive response to a progressive action.

    • molarah

      October 27, 2017 at 1:12 am

      @Ego, your problems with Jay’s faith are your headache, and you should rightfully keep it that way. This is part of what we call religious tolerance. If a Muslim comments “Praise Allah” on an article with Christian elements, we don’t try to muzzle the person but accept that this comment has come from a resonance of their personal experience with the article’s message. Please learn to be more mature about your comments going forward.

  4. No apology

    October 25, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Look at his fine face, how can good progress not be a result of such good looks. Ugly people like hitler, mugabe and bubu can only create ugliness…and you can take that to the Bank.

  5. john

    October 25, 2017 at 8:57 am

    @dust .. ure very intelligent and can reason and also can read between the lines..I love people like you unlike the fish brains that make so much noise here and pat themselves in the back over stupid shits..

  6. Jay

    October 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

    @dust you have a valid point. The world is moving away from crude oil and if they don’t reduce the extremism they won’t be making as much money as a nation anymore.
    @Ego it’s a free world you have your opinions and I have mine.

    • TEE

      October 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      @Jay clearly your first contribution is not in sync with the article, why bring christainity into the issue, this is bodering on fanatism and most probably insecurity, Even the Oyinbo that gave Africa the religion dont cary on like this, Here is a country that is moving with the times and adapting to current global conditions unlike Nigeria with religoious houses on every nook and cranny instead of industries, And in another news,,,,Earthworms hold the Secret to Curing Cancer.. In Poland scientists looking for ways to solve cancer problems; others are looking for ways to better humanity but Africans especially Nigerian carry foreign religion for head day and night looking for miracles and waiting on God !
      ” He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” Lao Tzu

      We cannot progress as long as we continue to see the creator through the lenses of another race no freedom and progress will manifest.!

  7. jess

    October 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    It is called foresight. First was inviting tourist to an island in Saudi with no VISA requirement and extreme muslim rules. They are simply diversifying. Opening their country to foreign investment and tourists. Nigeria what are you doing?

    • Mamamia

      October 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      We are fighting “koroption”

  8. TEE

    October 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Hello admin what happened to my post?

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