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March 8, 2018

SO MUCH FOR THOSE BABY STEPS: Saudi crown prince shocks Islamists with bold moves in Egypt.

It is hard to overstate the significance of a hugely symbolic move by the reformist crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS). American media mostly are clueless about religion and lack any understanding of the momentous changes underway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the full support of the Trump administration. The fact that MbS is reputed to be close to Jared Kushner seals the deal: the mainstream media have little interest in extolling the world-historical transition underway in the nation that is pre-eminent in Sunni Islam, the Guardian of the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina, and which has been the moneybags for radical jihadists for three generations.

This move, as recorded by the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya network, is startling and highly important.

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The American media would do a better job reporting this stuff if it could get past the Trump Bad/Not-Trump Good narrative, but don’t hold your breath.