Tag: Wahhabi

Tower of Babel, Saudi Style

tabsir , July 27th, 2022

the official website is https://www.neom.com/en-us Long before Abraham/Ibrahim left Ur of the Chaldees for the promised land and became the ancestral icon of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, there…


Wahhabis in the Dustbin?

tabsir , February 23rd, 2022

This is a fascinating analysis by Hassan Hassan of the Saudi royal family trying to rewrite its past. It is available on the New/Lines website. Here is the…


Bulldozing Islamic Jeddah

tabsir , February 20th, 2022

mid-19th century view of Jeddah from Richard Burton’s travelogue The current de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, MBS, has promoted a major development scheme entitled Vision 2030. This…


Yemen Military in the early 19th century

tabsir , October 23rd, 2021

The Library of Congress has an online print of an engraving by Andrea Bernieri. It does not appear to be based on an actual observation by the artist….


Geocolonialism and the War in Yemen

tabsir , July 2nd, 2018

In April Secretary-General António Guterres called the situation in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. After more than three years of a lopsided war between a Western-supported Saudi/Emirat…


Reforming Saudi Arabia?

tabsir , April 20th, 2016

Mystique of Monarchy Post-War Watch – April 19, 2016 https://postwarwatch.com/2016/04/19/mystique-of-monarchy/ MADAWI AL-RASHEED — Limited social and political reforms in Saudi Arabia only prolong t…


Ten Ways on How Not To Think About the Iran/Saudi Conflict

tabsir , January 19th, 2016

by Omid Safi (@ostadjaan), On Being columnist, January 7, 2016 In the last few days, virtually every news outlet has featured a series of stories on the rising…