The Saudi position reflected fears among
govern and defend itself, that will recognise and protect the rights of all, regardless of sect or religion," he added , "And furthermore, they share our concerns about the role the Iranians are playing in the region."
But Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution told CNN that
Obaid concluded "To be sure, Saudi engagement in
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US-Ibn Saud family–Wahabi nexus;
Wahabism is extremely austere and rigid. It tolerates little dialogue and even less interpretation, frowns on idolatry, tombstones or the veneration of statues and artworks. Followers prefer to identify themselves as muwahiddun, which means "the unifiers." Wahabis forbid smoking, shaving of beards, abusive language, rosaries and many rights for women. They regard all those who don't practice their form of Islam, including other Muslims, as heathens and enemies.