The US president, Donald Trump, removed the last fig leaf from the Saudi government as a whole, not just Mohammad Bin Salman, when, in his most recent speech, he said, “If you look at Israel, Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia. We have a very strong ally in Saudi Arabia. The fact is that Saudi Arabia is tremendously helpful in the Middle East, if we didn’t have Saudi Arabia we wouldn’t have a big base.”
Saudi Arabia was doing everything in the Israeli enemy’s army, providing it with services from under the tale and out of sight. It uses a false religious cover and claims it is the defender of Sunni Muslims and custodians for the House of God. However, Trump’s remarks removed its fig leaves and completely exposed it to the entire Muslim nation. While some of us were aware of the role the Al-Saud family is playing to protect the existence of Israel, many Muslims were in a daze. They are supposed to be the Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques, but the two mosques have renounced them. Just as they protect and maintain the Israeli presence in Palestine, we find that they are also the keenest to keep Al-Aqsa Mosque in the hands of the Israeli invaders.
Even if writers continue to write about the Al-Saud government’s collusion for decades, they still wouldn’t have been able to achieve what Trump did in minutes. Moreover, no one would have believed them, and the Muslim world might have thrown shoes at them!
The Saudi government was established 100 years ago on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after they conspired against the Islamic state in the so-called Great Arab Revolt, which was plotted and executed in the British Embassy. They were led by the English agent, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, after the First World War and the victory of the Allies. The Allies then split the spoils of the war amongst themselves and divided the Muslim state into east, west, north, and south. In addition to this, the Balfour Declaration and another secret agreement was issued, which no one wanted to expose. The Saudi state was born in 1923 to protect the state that would later be created, the state of Israel, and Trump announced this secret agreement that occurred behind the scenes. He revealed all that was hidden and removed the cover used by the traitorous state!
The State of Israel was planted within the Arab region while Saudi Arabia was planted at the heart of the Arab nation to be a thorn in the side of the Arabs and Muslims and to protect their enemies!
If there is a silver lining in the martyrdom of the writer Jamal Khashoggi, it is the exposure of the dirty role played by Saudi Arabia against the nation. His pure blood will remove the corrupt, treacherous ruling family and will liberate Al-Haram Mosque and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi from the grips of this family. The liberation of these two mosques will also liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque from the desecration of the Israelis. This will all occur sooner or later, as the surrounding circumstances and international shifts and developments suggest this. All indicators suggest that their thrones are sitting on quicksand.
Trump, who valiantly defends the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, and who wants to save him from his inevitable fall, after his brutal crime against Jamal Khashoggi, has made severe remarks. We do not know if these remarks were made deliberately or if they were spontaneous. Regardless of what his intentions were, his remarks have hastened MBS’s fall.
If all the revolutionary forces, parties and movements in the Arab and Muslim world united, they would not have been able to serve the Palestinian cause and the other popular issues as much as Trump and the Al-Saud boys have. Trump unveiled the real enemies, i.e. the Arab Zionists.
Jamal Khashoggi’s pure and honourable blood has become the fire that burns the enemies of the nation.
Dr Madawi Al-Rasheed is a visiting professor at the Middle East Centre at LSE.
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