Ben Norton: Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has admitted that the monarchy spread its extremist far-right Sunni Islamist ideology known as Wahhabism throughout the Muslim-majority world, at the behest of its “allies.”
The Saudi regime did this expressly in order to undermine the growing influence of communism and progressive secular Arab nationalism, the prince acknowledged.
The allies who ordered the Saudi regime to propagate this fascistic form of political Islam were not specifically named, but it is clearly a reference to the United States and the United Kingdom, which supported right-wing Islamist movements throughout the Cold War.
Mohammed bin Salman, known popularly as MBS, confessed this quietly in an interview with The Washington Post, published on March 22nd. More here.