Americans who are weary of Muslim excuses ask “so when will ‘moderate Muslims’ take a stand against the radicals?”

Here you go; one of them is taking a stance against the radicals:

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invited Egypt’s Coptic Christians to visit Saudi Arabia after a rare meeting in Cairo’s main cathedral.

Speaking to Egyptian media after the visit the head of the Egyptian church, Pope Tawadros II said: “In the name of the Coptic Orthodox church we welcome Prince Mohammed’s visit to his second country Egypt.

“Prince Mohammed spoke a lot of his affection for the Copts,” the Pope said, adding that the kingdom’s heir to the throne invited him and all Copts to visit Saudi Arabia.

The two men walked together through St Mark’s Cathedral, in what Egypt’s state news agency described as the first tour of its kind.

The visit came on the second day of the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Egypt – his first foreign visit since he became heir to the throne. …

He also met Egypt’s top Islamic official, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb at Al-Azhar, the foremost seat of learning in Sunni Islam.

Thomas Lifson notes in AmThinker:

Simply stated, MbS is seeking to defang Muslim extremists who seek to destroy Christianity in Arab- and Muslim-majority countries. Garnering support from the most respected source of Islamic scholarship (no doubt accompanied by the offer of funds from the Saudi treasury) is the carrot to be used in persuading Wahhabi clergy to change their preaching, with the denial of Saudi funds to recalcitrant advocates of armed jihad supplying the stick.

This is potentially huge.

So why is it getting zero reporting in the Big Media?

Blame Truimp!

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.

Bin Salman is taking a huge risk – the Wahhabi aren’t going to be happy, being cut off from all that oil money.

But if it goes right, this – and the very quiet Saudi discussions with the Israelis –  could be an epochal change the religious war in the middle east.

And if it’s tied to Trump, Big Left will deny, or scupper, it.

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  1. Would it not be more fair to say he is a dictator in the making?
    Fun fact: Reuters had this story four days ago.

  2. Shvonder-eTASS, newslflash, MbS IS a dictator. But one that is not trying to blow up the world and is actually trying to bring about reformation. But you would not understand, since the only dictators you bow to are of the Mao and Stalin type.

    Oh, and care to investigate how many times Reuters reported on MbS vs Stormy? Go pick on your scabs under a bridge, troll.

  3. Here we go, back to the “Trump is literally Hitler” line again. Honestly, that’s so 2017.

  4. Bin Salman is taking a huge risk

    I am sure his name is in many dead pools.

    And if it’s tied to Trump, Big Left will deny, or scupper, it.

    If sTrumpet personally discovered cure for cancer tomorrow, the only thing MSM would be talking about is how he put oncologists out of business.

  5. the Emery-Collective™ is certainly living up to its reputation as a collection of odious pissants.

  6. Glad that the Saudi’s are fixing what they broke by spreading Wahhabism throughout the Islamic world…. Now if the Media could fix what they broke….

  7. Emery is right about one thing, American Media is so thoroughly in the tank for Democrats that they willingly allow themselves to get scooped by Foreign papers Simply so they don’t have to admit any good news about the president.

  8. This could be a big deal. Historically, the success of the Saudi clan has gone hand in hand with its support of the Wahhabi sect. The Wahhabi must be onboard with this, and if they are it is because they understand, or have been made to understand, that the Iranians are a bigger threat to Sunni Islam than the Little Satan and the Big Satan.
    I am more of an isolationist in 2018 than I was in 1988. This Great Game stuff is tedious. The Brits and the Russians spent the 19th century playing the Great Game over access to the ME & India, and where are they now? Who won that Great Game? It doesn’t matter.

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  10. If this all goes well and there is real progress with Little Kim in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, the lefties will be driven to despafation. Not sure what the ramifications of the tariff issue will be, but let’s say it doesn’t turn out to be as bad as is being predicted. Overall though, things are shaping up to give another landslide.victory to Trump in 2020.

  11. Will someone please call the Nobel committee and request them to not start handing out Peace prizes for free in another euphoric episode; let’s actually wait a few years (or at least months) to see some factual results.

    Leading South Korea has to be one of the most difficult jobs on this planet. A small country the size of Indiana that is surrounded by nations with different global agenda. If Moon can pull this off, I suspect the Nobel Peace Prize will be his.

    Regardless, this will give Jared the opportunity to negotiate moving our embassy from Seoul to Pyongyang.

  12. FWIW, over on Twitter, a couple of guys, ThomasWictor and DrawAndStrike, have been talking about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his apparently quite friendly relationship with Trump for months. The former, the Crown Prince, is behind those arrests of radicals and various corrupt rich people a few months ago as well as all the lifting of various restrictions in Saudi Arabia.

    He also leads something called the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that is behind many of the defeats of ISIS as well as Turkey in Syria and the promised/possible overthrow of the regime in Iran.

  13. MP nailed it. With Iranian regime emboldened by 0bumbler’s surrender, MbS and wahhabis have no choice but to cozy up to western world to avoid getting cleansed by the Shiites.

  14. Trump should offer to give Dear Leader the state of California if Dear Leader gives up his nukes. Trump should insist on that being part of the deal.

  15. <iWill someone please call the Nobel committee and request them to not start handing out Peace prizes for free in another euphoric episode; let’s actually wait a few years (or at least months) to see some factual results.

    Say people who lauded Obumbler’s ascension? Trolls gotta troll, I guess. What a hypocritical maroon.

  16. JPA: too true.

    This is really good news, as the crown prince is putting pressure not only on his own country, but also on Egypt. Well played. But contrary to Trump, I am NOT getting tired of winning yet.

  17. Will someone please call the Nobel committee and request them to not start handing out Peace prizes for free in another euphoric episode; let’s actually wait a few years (or at least months) to see some factual results.

    Obama, Arafat, … many people who have either achieved nothing, or who have actively worked against peace, have to get the Peace Prize before we see it as the sham that it is? If the Peace Prize was worth something, Reagan would have gotten one, either with, or instead of, Gorbachev.

  18. If Trump wins the Nobel prize, I fully expect he would donate the money portion to the NRA IRL.

    The medal would make a real spiffy hood ornament for his Bentley.

  19. Excellent propaganda for both sides for varying reasons. I don’t believe the North Koreans are one little bit sincere and as for Trump….

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