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Rife amidst Saudi’s royalty?

Rife amidst Saudi’s royalty?

Prince Khaled bin Talal has reportedly launched a public attack on his brother, Prince Alwaleed, in an article published on an Arabic website.

July 1, 2009 3:08 by

Prince Khaled bin Talal has accused his brother Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of spreading “depravity and lust” in the kingdom, and has asked for his assets to be frozen, reports the BBC. In an article published on an Arabic website, Prince Khaled also condemned Prince Alwaleed’s liberal lifestyle and accused him of violating Shariah laws through his media empire.

Prince Khaled said he was forced to speak out publicly against his brother after quieter efforts to correct his behavior did not work.

One of the richest businessmen in the world, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s empire is huge. His media and entertainment company recently screened a Saudi filmed titled “Manahi” in the kingdom, which lifted a 30-year ban on cinema in the conservative Arab state.

Prince Khaled wrote that his brother’s plan to reintroduce cinema into Saudi society was the final straw that forced him to speak out.

“It has long been known that there is a split within the ranks of Saud family between liberals and conservatives,” says the BBC report.

According to intelligence provider STRATFOR, Prince Khaled is connected to a hard-line Islamist blogger, Ibrahim al Shehri, on whose blog he reportedly rebuked his brother. He also has a criminal record; he allegedly shot up a government building and killed one worker.

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  1. Talal Kapoor on July 2, 2009 1:17 am

    The Khalid who shot a government worker was Khalid bin Musa’id, not the prince in question.

  2. ali on July 3, 2009 10:53 pm

    first doyour reserch then,report this paparazi crap or leave reporting jjob and go look for your papa,ediots.

    saudia arabia is a respectfull country,with respectfull way of doing things,its a opnion of a brother about his brother,go look at your bad record,

  3. Troy on July 5, 2009 8:35 am

    Ali you should grow up… Today… this is silly… ”reintroduce cinema into Saudi society was the final straw” no need to say more… yea cinema is corruption!!!! Ohhhhh how dare you go to movies!!! And yea MR ALI… Stop going to the movies cause im sure you do, and this is disrespectfull to your respectfull country that is Saudi Arabia.


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