Biden Brings as Much Shame to Americans as MBS Brings to Muslims

Hossein Askari
4 min readJul 30, 2022

Muslims the world over must shun Mohammad bin Salman and the al-Saud tribe. They must demand that Saudi Arabia relinquish its control over Islam’s two holiest places in Mecca and Medina and transfer their management to the stewardship of all Muslim countries. MBS and the al-Sauds have so shamed Muslims and Islam that they have no legitimacy, nor can they continue to claim their stewardship of Islam’s holy places as grounds for their legitimacy and refer to Islam on their national flag. Whether to keep the al-Sauds as absolute rulers is for the people of Saudi Arabia to decide, but the control of Islam’s two holiest places and the self-proclaimed honorific of “Custodian of the Two Holy Places” is for all Muslims to determine, not a tribe that brings only shame to Islam and Muslims.

Throughout their rule of 90 years over what became Saudi Arabia, the al-Sauds have done little to uphold the teachings of Islam (, which include:

freedom that God gave humanity


the eradication of poverty

a modest lifestyle and the sharing of wealth

equal opportunities to develop the self

rulers who serve with the approval of the community

the management of natural resources to equally benefit every person in all generations

The Al-Sauds’ transgressions have no limit and have been magnified with the arrival of Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) on the scene. An excellent article in the Economist — MBS Despot in the Desert — details the horrors of this megalomaniac and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia who should be challenged sooner than later. (

A brief summary of his horrid record:

a palace coup

the imprisonment and torture of thousands of dissidents

the execution of hundreds of Saudis under questionable judicial proceedings

Hossein Askari

MIT engineer-economist. Prof: Tufts, UT-Austin, GW. IMF Board. Mediator Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. Writing: Econ-Finance, Oil, Sanctions, Mid-East, Islam.