Saudi Crown Prince shocks Islamists with bold moves in Egypt
It is hard to overstate the significance of a hugely symbolic move by the reformist Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).
This picture, with MbS under a picture of Jesus and meeting with the Coptic Pope, is a potent symbol of where the winds are blowing in the former home and treasurer of the militant Islamist movement.
Simply stated, MbS is seeking to defang Muslim extremists who seek to destroy Christianity in Arab- and Muslim-majority countries.
Defenders of the status quo are always stronger than reformers seeking change,
UNTIL the status quo self-destructs from its own corruption, and the reformers are free to build on its ashes.