New Saudi opposition group formed?????

I think this is the only time I have gotten a story from Al Jazeera, but if it is as it presented here it would be an interesting and not unwelcome development. I realize that with Al Jazeera that is a BIG if   

The son of the last ruler of part of present-day Saudi Arabia has said he was setting up an opposition party in Paris to seek democratic rule in the oil-rich kingdom.

Prince Talal Mohammad al-Rashid is son of the last ruler of the independent Rashidi emirate, which reigned in the northwestern region of Hail from 1835 to 1921. He said on Tuesday: “We announce the birth of the Saudi Democratic Opposition Front, which will struggle by peaceful means for the establishment of democracy in the country.”The Al-Saud (family ruling Saudi Arabia) must either respect liberties and introduce democracy or give up the power they usurped,” Prince Talal, who has been living in exile in France since 1980, told AFP.

Full Story Here  Yahoo story here

HT to KaRaR


  1. Interesting bit of news. Thanks for the heads up on this one. –

  2. Forgot to say and I agree with your, “IF”

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