According to news reports, Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Farhan al-Saud has announced his defection from the royal family.
In a statement made public by a Tehran-based news channel, Khalid Bin Farhan al-Saud referred to his “suffering” under rule of the Saudi royal family and urged other princes to break their silence as well.
The defected prince mentioned points which underlined some of the most commonly cited facts about the ruling family of Saudi Arabia such as they are really hypocritical when it comes to Islam and the policies mostly come from the rulers personal choices rather than Islamic teachings.
He wrote, “With pride, I announce my defection from Al Saudi family in Saudi Arabia. This regime in Saudi Arabia does not stand by God’s rules or even (country’s) established rules and its policies, decisions, and actions are totally based on personal will of its leaders. All that is said in Saudi Arabia about respecting law and religion rules are factitious so that they can lie and pretend that the regime obeys Islamic rules.”
“They don’t think about anything but their personal benefits and do not care for country’s and people’s interests or even national security,” he continued.
The Saudi royal family is indeed known for its radical domestic and international policies. For example, the laws for women over there are often criticized to be highly conservative and narrow-minded. The discrimination between Shiites and Sunni Muslims is also one of the most controversial policies of the Saudi government under the Saudi royal family regime.
Khalid Bin Farhan al-Saud also urged the younger generation of his family to come forward and speak against the injustices of the al-Saud family for a better future of Saudi Arabia.