"Връщаме се към онова, което следвахме - умерен ислям, отворен към света и всички религии. 70% от саудитците са под 30-годишна възраст и честно казано не искам да губим 30 години от живота си в борба с екстремистки идеи - ще ги унищожим сега и завинаги."
I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince
https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... own-princeMohammed bin Salman tells the Guardian that ultra-conservative state has been ‘not normal’ for past 30 years
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors.
In an interview with the Guardian, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne said the ultra-conservative state had been “not normal” for the past 30 years, blaming rigid doctrines that have governed society in a reaction to the Iranian revolution, which successive leaders “didn’t know how to deal with”.
Expanding on comments he made at an investment conference at which he announced the launch of an ambitious $500bn (£381bn) independent economic zone straddling Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, Prince Mohammed said: “We are a G20 country. One of the biggest world economies. We’re in the middle of three continents. Changing Saudi Arabia for the better means helping the region and changing the world. So this is what we are trying to do here. And we hope we get support from everyone.
The crown prince’s comments are the most emphatic he has made during a six-month reform program that has tabled cultural reforms and economic incentives unimaginable during recent decades, during which the kingdom has been accused of promoting a brand of Islam that underwrote extremism.
$500 млрд. включват мост над Червено море, свързващ СА с Египет, и застрояване на 16,000 кв. км. (километра)
Но казаното от престолонаследникът е по-важно.
А Иран кога?Economically Saudi Arabia will need huge resources if it is to succeed in putting its economy on a new footing and its leadership believed it would fail to generate strategic investments if it did not also table broad social reforms.
However Prince Mohammed had repeatedly insisted that without establishing a new social contract between citizen and state, economic rehabilitation would fail. “This is about giving kids a social life,” said a senior Saudi royal figure. “Entertainment needs to be an option for them. They are bored and resentful. A woman needs to be able to drive herself to work. Without that we are all doomed. Everyone knows that – except the people in small towns. But they will learn.”
In the next 10 years, at least 5 million Saudis are likely to enter the country’s workforce, posing a huge problem for officials who currently do not have jobs to offer them or tangible plans to generate employment.
The economic zone is due to be completed by 2025 – five years before the current cap on the reform program – and is to be powered by wind and solar energy, according to its founders.
The country’s enormous sovereign wealth fund is intended to be a key backer of the independent zone. It currently has $230bn under management. The sale of 5% of the world’s largest company, Aramco, is expected to raise several hundred billion dollars more.