Inside the Saudi Kingdom

Lionel Mill’s film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family. This is a fascinating insight into the conflicts between tradition and modernity in one of the world’s most conservative and autocratic countries.

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  • http://twitter.com/murphycann Christina Ann Murphy

    hi.. does this video properly work? I tried to load it a few times after it was on the site but with no success. thanks :)

    • http://www.documentaryheaven.com Danny

      Hmm your right i have now replaced it, thanks for letting me know :)

  • towelhead

    “Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.” – Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan (member of the Senior Council of Clerics, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body) source: http://www.wnd.com/2003/11/21700/

    Saudi Arabia, a reactionary medieval fiefdom subsisting on our oil rents, has spent, by its own admission, anywhere between $80 and $100 billion dollars over the past 30 years exporting its hateful Wahhabi creed worldwide and building a gigantic infrastructure of Islamism. There is not a city of any size anywhere in the West today that does not have a Saudi-controlled mosque, Islamic center or a madrassa, all preaching hatred and violence against the infidels. In the United States, at least half of the mosques are owned by the radical Wahhabi organization North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and most of what claims to be the Muslim establishment is in the hands of radical Islamists. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/terrorism.php?id=1315637

    In August, 2002, the Rand Corporation published a report that described Saudi Arabia as “the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent.” The report went on explain that “Saudi Arabia supports our enemies and attacks our allies. The Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from cadre to foot-soldier, from ideologist to cheerleader.” And yet little seems to have changed in the West’s behaviour towards a regime that has financed terrorism, funneled millions into madrassas that preach more anti-Western hatred, has corrupted institutions of higher education like Harvard and Georgetown University, has bought the favours of Western politicians and seeks to destroy Western civilisation at every turn. We know the reason: oil. But until we address the question of Saudi Arabia and its influence on life in the West we shall have no progress, no rest… Demand the re-writing of Saudi, Egyptian, and Syrian textbooks preaching hatred of the West, of Jews, of Non-Muslims… French teachers, in recent years, have been intimidated by Muslim pupils into not teaching the Holocaust… In recent years, Saudi Arabia, and other Islamic countries (for example, Brunei) have established Chairs of Islamic Studies in prestigious Western Universities, which are encouraged to present a favourable image of Islam. Scientific research, leading to objective truth, no longer seems to be the goal. Critical examination of the sources or the Koran is discouraged. Scholars, such as Daniel Easterman, have even lost their posts for not teaching about Islam in the way approved by Saudi Arabia. In December, 2005, Georgetown and Harvard Universities accepted $20 million each from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for programmes in Islamic Studies. Such money can only corrupt the original intent of all higher institutions of education, that is, the search for truth. Now, we shall only have “Islamic truth” that is acceptable to the Royal Saudi family, a family that has financed terrorism, anti-Westernism and anti-Semitism for over thirty years. Previous donations from various Saudi sources have included gifts of $20 million, $5 million, and $2 million dollars to the University of Arkansas, the University of California, Berkeley; and Harvard respectively. source: http://www.islam-watch.org/IbnWarraq/Islamic-Enlightenment.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/ginni.leung Ginni Leung

    population doubling by 2020? building four new entire cities? what will they do once the oil dries up….. “the future will be determined by its manpower” wtf does that mean? good luck with that! they are ignorant and stupid. and doomed! we are all in the same boat, heading towards the waterfall, yet no one seems to be doing anything. i guess god will save us all -.-

  • bringmeredwine

    I like BBC docs so I gave this a whirl.
    The Prince conducts his interviews in English.
    I learned a lot about the culture.
    I was rather shocked that he’d been married consecutively 4 times. Hmm, made me wonder.
    I had a hard time looking at the women in his municipality, who wore nothing but black. No other colour was acceptable. They also wore full veils, even while working at their professions. Creepy.
    The entire doc was supervised and choreographed by Saudi security and the Prince only revealed what he wanted you to know.
    I took the Prince’s words and explanations with a grain of salt (or sand).

  • Leo

    Just because something is abnormal to you, does not make it abnormal on the whole.