[Dr. Saad Al-Faqih:] A lot of people have commented on Turkey’s statements about Khashoggi, but the beautiful thing about this, which I would like to add is that when Erdogan stated that the Crown Prince (of Saudi Arabia) and the Foreign Minister and the Saudi officials are all lying, and that they never told anything true at all, and that all their statements are lies, this is a provocation. True, it has not reached the level of incriminating Mohammed Bin Salman, but just this statement is a provocation towards MBS, and not a mild provocation. It’s a major provocation.
[Dr. Saad Al-Faqih:] We’re talking about the ways and means used by tyrants, in the example of Pharaoh, and the description of him given in the Quran, and his way of ruling, and his way of dealing with his people, and his way of dealing with his opponents, in which case it is the Prophet of Allah, Moses, [pbuh]. Then, we will compare this case as described by the Quran with today’s tyrants, particularly the Al-Sauds. Perhaps, you will come to the conclusion that Pharaoh’s case, despite all his tyranny and the Quran’s rebuke of him, is much better than our rulers in particular, in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques (Saudi Arabia). This may baffle you, but stick with me and see the comparison for yourself, and you might become convinced of that. Generally, tyrants who have the ability to rule with an iron fist and impose a totalitarian rule, also have the ability to boast of their power.
[Dr. Saad Al Faqih]: Historically, what is the political system that resembles Saudi Arabia? The Umayyad state, the Abbasid state, the Ottomans, the Mamluks, the Almoravids, the Idrisids, the Fatimids, non-Muslim states? In fact, there’s no regime that resembles that of the Al-Sauds. If we take the Umayyad and Abbasid states in their early phases, they were strong states and superpowers that were independent. Quite the contrary. They were the ones engaging in conquests.