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The article first published in americanthinker.com on 11/17/2017.   The dramatic events in Saudi Arabia of the past few days portend a game change in the Middle East not seen in decades. Predictably, the mainstream media, desperate as they are to find something, anything to blame on Trump, have completely missed it. Instead, they have babbled about the market implications of the arrests of Prince Alwaleed and Co, Saudi Arabia ‘emerging’ as an arms manufacturer, conflict with Hezbollah, palace intrigue etc. etc. Few have put their finger on the actual events – a palace revolution in Ryadh that could change the Middle East in profound and possibly positive ways. For the logic of what’s taking place in the  House of Saud is a revolt against the medieval obscurantism that has been the

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  Last Friday Bulgaria’s Supreme Cassation Court, the country’s highest court of appeal, overturned the sentences of radical Pazardzhik imam Ahmed Musa and 12 others and returned the case to the Plovdiv court of appeals for a new trial. Importantly, the court determined that the Salafi ideology practiced by the accused imams is not among those “definitively established as anti-democratic movements in Islam,” that it is “determined by experts to be a religious, i.e. legitimate, movement in Islam” and that the sentences were wrongly imposed against a “contemporary ideological tendency within Sunni Islam.” Thus, the court argued that Musa and his colleagues were legitimately practicing their religion rather than engaging in subversive, anti-democratic activities as the lower court found. In doing that, the highest appeals court of the land essentially

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  As Europe is being subjected to a seemingly never ending  series of terrorist attacks, a little noticed event in the United States may provide the answer to a question that Western authorities seldom ask – how did Muslim diaspora communities in the West get radicalized to the point of killing their fellow-citizens? That little noticed event is the declassification of 28 pages of the official US report on the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. For those familiar with the report, it has always been shockingly incongruent that of the 1000 pages of the report it was exactly the 28 pages that dealt with the Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11 that were classified secret in all the years of the Bush and Obama presidencies until just now. Creating the unmistakable impression