Saudi Prince to Liberal Bro: Stop Spreading Vice
He's mad that media mogul reintroduced movie theaters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2009 5:44 AM CDT
Saudi men attempt to stop the first public screening of a movie in decades in Riyadh earlier this month.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A conservative Saudi prince has exposed a rift in the royal family with an unprecedented attack on his liberal brother, the BBC reports. Prince Khaled called for the assets of Prince Whaled—owner of a huge media empire that includes a big stake in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.—to be frozen. The prince said he had been forced to speak out by his brother's spreading of un-Islamic vices, especially the recent reintroduction of movie theaters to the kingdom.