King Abdullah Dies at 90
The kingdom is projected to go to the younger brother of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz who is currently 71 years old and is not thought to be in good health. King King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was the thirteenth of a total of thirty seven sons of King Saud. King Salmon’s official coronation is likely to be extended until he recovers from his current illness.
My coworker Sultan Alhokair seems pretty concerned since the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz comes at a particularly challenging time for Saudi Arabia due to the emergence of both Arab nationals who look to obtain new rights for Saudis in connection with the Arab Spring movement that began in 2012. On the other side, Islamic extremists are pushing for a nation that is following Sharia law in completer compliance with the tenets of the Prophet Mohammed.
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was considered to be a reformer in Saudi Arabia though one who was measured in his decisions and never took quick action for fear that his populace was not behind him. He kept close relations with the United States and was considered to be a friend of the country though he was criticized by the citizen of his country for being pro American and by Americans as being pro terrorism.