By : Mohammed Jehan Khan
Saudi Arabia is an inward-looking, highly conservative desert kingdom. Its customs remain unknown and mysterious to most of the rest of the world. Saudi family has a claim on leadership of Muslim world, but they are highly corrupt, and not only male royal members, but also female members. While women in Saudi Arabia have been deprived of their rights bestowed upon them by Islam, royal family female members openly violates the Islamic codes of behaviour. No any Saudi Wahhabi scholars have dared to question them. I do not mind whatever lives they have chosen for themselves but what angers me is their double standard, a rule for their family members and and another rule for the citizens.
1. Buniah al-Saud
Then 41, she was studying in University of Florida, when two years earlier, she had been fined $ 1000 for insulting and abusing her Philippine servant. The court’s verdict was 15 years of prison, but Saudi influence in its embassy in the US, diplomatic visa and immunity cut the verdict to only $ 1000 fine.
2. Princess Reema Durani
3. Princess Dalal Al-Saud
4. Princess Basmah bint Abdul Aziz
Aged 49, She is the 115th and youngest daughter of Abdul Aziz bin Saud. She was a victim of a blackmail attempt involving a smoking video of her. Basmah was once held to ransom by a man who planed to her and the royal family with a video. The video shows her blowing a kiss and smoking with her head uncovered, a punishable crime if it had been committed by a common folk in Saudi Arabia. However she was spared from being punished. Hypocrisy at its best.
5. Hend Shams El-Din El-Fassi
Wife to Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, brother to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. In February 1982, She was accused of holding an Egyptian servant against her will in her Miami mansion. And later her son, Sultan bin Turki II bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, was “kidnapped” by her husband in Geneva and placed under house arrest in Riyadh in 2004 after he spoke out in favour of reform in Saudi Arabia.
6. Princess Reem Al-Waleed bin Talal
7. Princess Samaher
8. Hana Al Jader
A wife of Saudi Prince Mohamed Bin Turk, who was arrested on charges of forced labour, domestic servitude, falsifying records, visa fraud, and harboring aliens. Her picture was published by Saudi press and angered royal family who feared national and international reactions to the issue.
Saudi Arabia’s tribal rulers who, for far too long, has exploited Islam to entrench their autocratic regime which many people regard as unIslamic and most oppressive in the planet. A tribal system of government, a repressive royal family given special treatment, looting of the nation’s wealth and wasting them in vulgar opulence while the bulk of the people live below the poverty line, denying basic freedoms, arbitrary arrests, torture and killings, oppressing women liberated by Islam, and all other such institutionalised brutalities are, needless to say, in complete violation of Islam.
Rather than Islam, these extremists look up to the dictatorial Saudi rule which deprives people of even basic freedoms where those who have tried to raise their voices against injustice have been arrested, detained indefinitely in unknown places, tortured and even killed. Every non-Saudi knows that if he gets caught saying something unflattering about a member of the royal family, he could simply vanish.
Under such circumstance can Muslims worldwide accept this Saudi evil maniacal family as the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”? Isn’t it time that Muslims worldwide think of liberating Islamic holy land from the medieval style Saudi evil maniacal family who are nothing but, Womanisers, frauds, scoundrels, murderers and Zionist wolves in Islamic sheep’s clothing?