“The homepage of the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (MIRA), ‘MIRA seeks major reforms in Arabia; in particular, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and the abolition of the Secret Police units subverting political movements and activity.'”—http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/864
“Watch Al-Islah TV Live Online Al-Islah is a satellite television station, operated by the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia. MIRA is a UK-based Saudi presupposition organization,the channel promote the language and culture of the country for its quality program,More info about TV , program guide and shows can be found on the Official website of TV. If you are unable to watch Online, please visit our Help and FAQ page and look for the corresponding plugin.you can watch this just wait few seconds streaming with load automatically. Share this articale. This channel is widely watch by peoples.”
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[I have not found the phrase, “Saudi presupposition organization” anywhere else on the Internet. In order to understand the meaning of Al-Islah TV’s founding statement, we must seek to understand the meaning and common usage of the word “presupposition,” especially if it can be related to Saudi Arabia, somehow. The following descriptors were found, perhaps shedding some light on MIRA’s cryptic self-description. The concept of “presuppositions” (and both their positive and negative usage) is a key element of “Neuro-Linguistic Programming,” which has been described as a “cynical and perhaps dangerous system of manipulation.” In truth, it is a pseudo-scientific scheme for behavioral modification, which can modify human behavior, without the person’s consent.]
“The foundation for NLP is a set of presuppositions (beliefs) about ourselves and the world we live in. These presuppositions also serve as principles to guide how we live our lives. Depending on the presenter, the number of NLP presuppositions and the wording may vary, and the basic intent is the same.”—NLP Presuppositions, Part I
“Presuppositions are powerful, because we tend to focus on the outermost layer of meaning, and we overlook the presupposition deep inside. At the normal pace of conversation, the presupposition slides past us, and we get confused about what we really believe.
Unfair presuppositions…provide the presupposer an indirect, often unethical, way to attack or manipulate others.”—The Power of Presuppositions.
[Pertaining to “Saudi presuppositions,” this can only refer to Saudi religiosity and the violent Wahhabi beliefs, which they have created to bind the Saudis together. But, much like the previous radical Saudi leader of “rejectionist Islamism,” Juhayman al-Utaybi, who led the seige of the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, the founder of MIRA (Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia) Saad Al Faqih, sees himself as a better Wahhabi than the recognized “Custodian of the Two Mosques, ” King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. As for Al-Faqih’s expressed beliefs, he comes off as another liberal reformer, intent upon ending the dictatorship is Saudi. When asked if his organization was Wahhabi, Al-Faqih answered: “We say Islam is power sharing, accountability, transparency, and freedom of expression.” I could not find any evidence that he was critical of Islamist thought, in any way.
If Al-Faqih was actually promoting any type of religious reform through any of his 20+ Internet sites, then there should be some examples of him either challenging or affirming any of the more common presuppositions about Wahhabi Islam, and so far, my search has revealed nothing of that nature.
The following came-up in a Google search about Saudi presuppositions. It questions the legends at the root of Islamic fundamentalism, the presupposition of a kind of infallibality on the part of the first Koranic transcribers:
“Of course, we are looking at a string of myths. The material origin of the pieces of the Koranic text is much more reminiscent of a compilation of writings from different periods (on papyrus or parchment) than of a continuous proclamation heard by scribes and set in writing (as the Islamic legendology would have it); there never existed reciters of the Koran before the first compilation of it.”—The hypnotic power of (legendary) presuppositions
[If it is true that al-Faqih’s British hosts really are prepping him for a future revolution (SEE: Britain Gearing up to replace the Saudi Monarchy By London Based Saad Al Faqih), it will probably be against the wishes of the United States, since Saudi money is so vital to the US economy. Perhaps the recent defection of Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Farhan to the MIRA cause validates the JAFRIA (Pakistani) news report on the British plot.]
“Every civilization and every society within a particular civilization rests on a series of presuppositions. These presuppositions are considered sacrosanct by most members of the society. They are considered self-attesting, self-reinforcing, and self-evident. In other words, they take on the characteristics of a religion. That is because they are deeply religious.
These presuppositions are considered so sacrosanct that anyone who publicly challenges them, let alone refers to them as self-interested, risks becoming the target of a systematic program of reprisals: shunning, loss of employment, and ridicule. A person who challenges the fundamental presuppositions of a society is comparable to a person in Saudi Arabia who hands out gospel tracts for Jesus. He is not going to get away with it at no cost”.—The Self-Serving System of Peer Review, Gary North