Saudi Crown Prince considers Ottoman “Empire” as Ottoman “Invaders”
Since 2016, The Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has been making reforms in the Kingdom to change it into a more modern one. He has launched the Kingdom’s strategy 2030 and has made reforms in economy, politics, social and religious structure.
One reform that catches our attention is the change in Curriculum that the Prince has made, that is changing the Ottoman “Empire” into Ottoman “invaders” in school books, concentrating on Ottoman crimes against the Arabs. Considering the period of the Ottoman invasion as a period of occupation that aimed at dividing the Arabs among themselves and draining the working and thinking force, in addition to dividing the land into at least 15 states governed by different ottoman governors.
In The Prince’s opinion, the inherited Ottoman exaggeration in religion leads to extremism, and extremism is the key to terrorism.
The decree issued in 1917 by the Sharif of Mecca for the Protection of Armenians
What is requested of you is to protect and to take good care of everyone from the Jacobite Armenian community living in your territories and frontiers and among your tribes; to help them in all of their affairs and defend them as you would defend yourselves, your properties and children, and provide everything they might need whether they are settled or moving from place to place, because they are the Protected People of the Muslims (Ahl Dimmat al-Muslimin) — about whom the Prophet Muhammad said: “Whosoever takes from them even a rope, I will be his adversary on the Day of Judgment.”
Armenian Saudi Prince
The Crown Prince has a cousin Saudi Prince of Armenian blood: Al-Walid Son of Talal, Son of Abdel Aziz Al Saud. Al-Waleed’s grandmother was Munaiyir, an Armenian whose family escaped the Armenian Genocide. She was presented by the emir of Unayza to Ibn Saud in 1921 when she was 12 years old and Ibn Saud was 45.