Of course! Just like in…uh…Pakistan! Or…Iran! Or…uh…
From our Assertions Without Evidence Department comes this. Unfortunately, if the OIC gets its way at the UN and succeeds in imposing its will upon the free (for now) West, it will become illegal and “Islamophobic” to ask Prince Khaled to provide any evidence for his claims.
“Islam is for progress, says Prince Khaled,” by Sultan Al-Tamimi for Arab News, March 18 (thanks to Sr. Soph)
JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday denounced propaganda by certain westernized Muslims that Islam and Islamic values are the reason for the backwardness of the community.
“Islam, on the contrary, is a religion of progress, civilization, justice, equality and freedom,” the governor told students and faculty members of King Abdulaziz University while giving a lecture on Saudi moderation.
“A Saudi youth nowadays finds himself caught between two forms of extremism “” each ideology tries to take him to its side leaving him confused and in need of knowing who he is and what his culture stands for,” he said.
He means the global jihad and the West — note the moral equivalence.
“Moderation is the way of life of a progressive Arab Muslim. Society in this country firmly and confidently says “˜no” to extremism and westernization and “˜yes” to moderation in thinking, politics, economics and culture,” he said.
Prince Khaled also announced a plan to establish an academic chair “” entitled Al-Faisal Chair for Deepening Saudi Moderation “” at the university….
Now there’s an ironic name if I ever heard one!