Pakistan minister : Saudis destabilizing Muslim world

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A Pakistani Cabinet minister has accused the Saudi government of creating instability across the Muslim world, including Pakistan, through funding aimed at "promoting its ideology."

Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, speaking Tuesday in Islamabad, said that it is time to stop the influx of Saudi money.

Pirzada is the highest level Pakistani official to accuse Saudi Arabia of interfering in other countries' affairs by giving loans and other assistance to promote the Wahhabi faith, a fundamentalist brand of Sunni Islam. The timing of his comments coincide with Pakistani efforts to rally the nation against terrorism after a devastating attack on a Peshawar school that left 150 people, most of them children, dead.

The government has not issued any reaction to Pirzada's statement, but the comments have surprised many lawmakers.

Rana Muhammad Afzal, a member of Pakistan's National Assembly from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), told VOA Urdu that Pirzada's words were shocking. "Indeed this could not be the party policy, this is a non-diplomatic statement," Afzal said. "If we have a complaint against Saudi Arabia, this is not the forum that a party minister not even involved with [foreign relations] should talk about this."

Saudi Arabia is Pakistan's close ally and Pakistan has publicly acknowledged Saudi support of and contributions to the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Riyadh last week to inquire about the health of ailing Saudi King Abdullah and held talks with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. It was third high-level contact between the two countries in less than a year.

The amount of Saudi spending on religious training, schools, mosques and other religious undertakings in other countries has not been revealed by the Saudi government, but has been estimated to be as high as two to three billion dollars a year. Critics have long complained that the austere vision of Wahhabism has radicalized individuals in countries with traditions of more moderate Islam.

In an interview with VOA Urdu after his remarks Tuesday, Pirzada said that everyone is aware of Saudi influence abroad. "What have I said wrong?" the minister said, adding, "it's a harsh reality."

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This will not go easy on King Nawaz Shareef Al **** **** ***** Al Abd-ul-Saoud.

There will be consequences I'm afraid...

Mod: Such language is not appreciated on this forum.
 
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If Saudis, UAE, and others like them didnt keep the rest of the Muslim world unstable and extremist they would quickly be eclipsed as the centre(s) of the Muslim community's guidance/centre of power

It's akin the how Russia stifled communists in Germany and Spain pre ww2 and Czech republic and Hungary post ww2 to keep contenders away from their crown as leaders of their ideology's sphere of influence.

Pakistan has the knowledge, Human resources, population, Resources, success to be the leader of the Ummah. The sole muslim nuke power is the only legitimate protector of Mecca we all know is true

but we can also say that about India in the IOR or Even global democratic/Free world soon

I guess all South asians punch under their weight in their respective communities
 

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So factionalism has reached its highest peaks in Pak Politics.

Apart from it, the timing of such comment is interesting. Looks like Pakistan is stressing its need as a 'nuclear partner' for the Saudis - Meaning Pakistan will milk them further, no matter what.

USA wont extend its nuclear umbrella to its allies in middle east because of the random and dynamic political and strategic objectives. Israel, Iran, Turkey , Egypt.. USA wont compromise its position by leaning towards one single entity.

Its a known fact that
"The primary utility of nuclear weapons in here is not in their use, but in their ability to give a state greater freedom of action in pursuing their national interests in non-nuclear spheres."

With Iran succesfully brokering a deal post the nuclear project messup and the US leveraging on Iran, makes Iran less isolated in the days to come. Iran is a clear threat to Saudi, ideologically , politically and economically according to Saudis.

The trust deficit between USA and Saudis on an 'escalated' war scenario (Extending nuclear umbrella) is where Pakistan would try to leverage their political pressure .
 

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lol.. deserves that name every bit.
Yes he does and this is how most Pakistanis see him. Arabic word 'Abd' means servant or slave; 'Abdullah' therefore means 'servant or slave of God'
Nawaz who leads a nation of almost two hundred million deserves the title 'Abd-us-Saoud', Slave of the House of Saoud.
 

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I love this guy for his courage to bring out the truth.
Being a PMLN minister, this is almost blasphemy.
Courage or Namak Harami?

Abusing the hand that feeds! :shocked:
 

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By Pirzada I first thought how could a Professional TROLL can say like that.

Here is the biggest professional troll of Pakistan today...



On topic...how much impact Riaz Hussain would be able to force upon jahil terrorists Pakis alone?
 

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Pirzada is the biggest cretin I have ever watched on TV.

and he has a pseudo American accept that is more Punjabish than American. His Americanism stops after pronouncing the word 'Cant"

Change the vowel with another appropriate vowel, say 'u', you will know what he is!
 

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