Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia was subject to terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda organization and its supporters, but Western terrorism experts blame the Kingdom for the uncontrolled Wahhabi takfiri thought that paved the way for the birth of the movements of the blind terror.
The Zionist propaganda exploited the operations carried out by the movements
of the blind violence in the West to generate a suitable ground for the
colonizers and the arrogant to describe the Palestinian resistance
particularly and the Arab one in general as terrorist. Both Israel and
the United States describe every resistance to the occupation as a
terrorist, but this did not find a strong echo among the people even the
However, after the September 11 operation, Israel
found its propaganda profit and began to exploit this charge the
ugliest way based on the world public opinion spread fear. Moreover, in
the name of fighting terrorism the American massacres were committed in
the Land of the Two Rivers after the invasion of Iraq, the U.S.
massacres against the Afghan civilians after the invasion of
Afghanistan, as well as the Zionist massacres against the civilians in
the 2006 Lebanon war and the Gaza 2009 war.
Under the intense
pressure by the families of victims of the September 2001 attacks, U.S.
lawyers got classified documents related to the relation of Saudi Arabia
with terrorism and the terrorists, and those documents were subject to
debate among those families and their lawyers on the one hand and
between the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama on the
other hand. Both administrations have refused to approve to publicize
the contents of those documents after a long legal struggle that was
extended over the past eight years.
The New York Times published some of the contents of those documents, which say:
lawyers of the families of eleven victims who were killed in the
attacks on New York in 2001were not able to provide documents that link
terrorism to the princes of the royal family in Saudi Arabia because of
the difficulties concerning the American-Saudi diplomatic relations;
those documents that were obtained based on the laws of the freedom of
information prove the existence of a deep Saudi support to al-Qaeda.
Barack Obama’s administration found itself facing a complex problem
between the families of the victims and the Saudis, knowing that the
U.S. Justice Department ordered not to publish or provide the court with
those documents that condemn Saudi officials of supporting terrorism.
Saudis have denied in the past any link to terrorism, but the
allegations that link the members of the royal family to financing
terrorism found what support them in the documents that were unveiled by
lawyers that are seeking to get compensation from Saudi Arabia for the
benefit of the victims of the September 11 attacks.
newspaper attributed to those documents what it said was a confession
from a former al-Qaeda leader working in Bosnia and Herzegovina who
claimed that he received Saudi funds in the nineties.
witness from Afghanistan said under oath that he witnessed a meeting
between Turki al-Faisal and a senior Taliban leader in the year 1998
during which the Saudi Prince gave the Talabani official a check for one
billion Saudi riyals equivalent to two hundred and seventy-six million
The New York Times attributed to the victims of the
families accessing thousands of secret documents that belong to the
Commission of Inquiry in the September 11 operation, and those documents
contained legal signs condemning the Saudi royal family of being
involved with al-Qaeda financially.
Those U.S. allegations do
not fit with what the Government of the Kingdom committed of the
declared war on al-Qaeda and its followers, and do not fit with the
blood that flowed between the two parties. Still, many of the major
operations launched by al-Qaeda in the past fifteen years took place in
Saudi Arabia and not in any other place, and also Al-Qaeda leader Osama
bin Laden has been chased by the Saudis who took his Saudi citizenship
A senior American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claimed that the Saudi conflict with the terrorists at home
does not absolutely mean hostility with the terrorist movements abroad.
Hersh points out that a meeting as he said was held between the former
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and the Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan,
during which the Saudi prince told Dick Cheney “It is not important that
terrorism strikes and blows things up only, but what is important is
where it hits and blows and against who”.
Reviewing the press
reports especially the American ones regarding the events that followed
the year 2001 in Iraq and Lebanon, we find that the Saudi relationship
with the terrorist movements was never broken, and even that the two
parties were exchanging interests as well as that great sides inside
al-Qaeda and other Salafi fighting movements are receiving official
Saudi support directly and are implementing official Saudi agendas
directly, and this is precisely what Seymour Hersh has claimed in a
previous interview with the CNN. Hersh said that U.S. policy in the
Middle East has changed so that to face Iran and Syria and their
“Shiite” allies at any cost even if this means supporting Sunni
The key element for changing this policy was an
agreement between the U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, the National
Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, and the Saudi National Security Adviser
Prince Bandar bin Sultan. According to the agreement, the Saudis
support the Fatah al-Islam organization financially in Lebanon against
the Shiite Hezbollah. Hersh points out that the situation now is very
similar to the conflict in Afghanistan that took place in the eighties
where al-Qaeda has emerged in the same way and was being supported by
the same people and with the same form of the use of the “jihadists” by
Saudi Arabia, which asserts that it can control them.
was asked why the U.S. administration behaves in this way that seems
contrary to the interests of the Americans, he replied: “Since the
Israelis have been defeated in Lebanon last summer, Washington, and
especially the White House, became concerned greatly because of
Hersh described the scheme of funding Fatah al-Islam
as a secret scheme in which we have been engaged along with the Saudis
as part of a larger and broader scheme.
The Freedom House organization wrote in a report published on its website:
Saudi financial and logistical support for the Wahhabi movements,
personalities and associations around the world contributed decisively
in supporting the terrorist movements through spreading the culture of
Takfir and hatred against anyone who does not believe in the Wahhabi
The Organization that see Saudi Arabia as the U.S.
ally country confirmed that it relied on all the documents to accuse the
Saudi regime of supporting terrorism by spreading the culture of hatred
and Takfir. Those documents were issued by official Saudi sides, were
distributed through the Saudi embassies abroad, were issued by religious
Saudi sides appointed by the King of Saudi Arabia, and/or they were
printed or distributed by religious sides or in mosques supported by the
The former American intelligence chief James
Woolsey testified before the Committee of the House of International
Relations in the Congress on the twenty-second of May/2002 about the
Saudi relationship with supporting the Takfiri. He claimed that it came
as a Saudi reaction to the triumph of the Islamic revolution in Iran in
1979 and to the uprising led by Jehmann Al-Otaibi. Hence, the Saudis
resorted to Wahhabism as a safety factor for the regime to save it from
the dangers formed due to the two great shocks against the regime.
added: Ever since the years of the Cold War, we enjoyed with the Saudis
a strong and comfortable alliance relationship; we were with them on
the same side during the Cold War and we exchanged goods and services
against the Soviet influence in the Middle East. We have always been
sharing interests with them in many affairs, including oil and
government contracts, but the years after 1979 brought to us profound
changes in the relationship with the Saudis. In that year, the Saudi
regime faced two shocks; the first was the triumph of the Khomeini
revolution and the second was when the rebels occupied in the name of
Islam the sacred site in Mecca.
After that troubled year, the
Saudis resorted to supporting the fanatic Wahhabi movements not only at
home but at the global level. They spread the culture of hatred and
abhorrence all over the world in the framework of a deal between the
Saudi regime and the Wahhabi extremists during which the fanatic
Wahhabis were able to tighten their control over education and public
life and were also greatly supported by the government to finance their
activities abroad. What the CIA manager James Woolsey meant in his words
about the Saudis is that their support for the fanatic Wahhabis came in
return for their support for the rule and for securing its religious
legitimacy and in exchange for the interior challenge, which was
represented by the factual Islamic currents as well as the exterior
challenge, which was represented by the triumph of the Islamic
revolution in Iran that show hostility to America and Israel.
only some Americans accuse Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorism, but
also the experts of terrorism around the world claim that the official
Saudi relationship with the terrorist movements goes back to the time of
the intelligence Saudi cooperation with the Americans to confront the
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and is due to U.S. targets, and not
because of the concern for the freedom of the oppressed peoples. At that
stage, Prince Turki bin Faisal recruited young Saudis and Arabs in
general to fight under the banner of jihad, where the training camps
were established for the Mujahideen in Peshawar by a Saudi fund and with
a practical participation by the U.S., Jordanian, and Egyptian
intelligence. The Wahhabi extremist movements received at that stage
signal to start the switching from the intellectual to the military
operations in support of the U.S. effort against the Russians and on the
pretext of supporting the Muslim Afghans. Saudi Arabia has spent for
this order billions of dollars and has facilitated for everyone willing
to join the training and to fight the possibility of getting what is
wanted in its camps inside the Kingdom or in Pakistan on the Afghani
Yet, the monster created by the United States and funded
by Saudi Arabia was not easily led; for the victory of Afghanistan over
the Soviet made some former Arab fighters in Afghanistan aspire to turn
the tables in their countries upside down. Thus, the war between
al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia started first and then between it and the
Americans second, while the Saudi, American, and some Arab intelligence
services maintained relations directly with breakthroughs with the
leaders in Wahhabi militant organizations.
Abdul Khaliq Hussein, an
Iraqi thinker and writer, described the Saudi relationship with
terrorism as a two-fold face for one thing that is Wahhabism; this
accusation is not accepted by many of the supporters of Saudi Arabia.
However, the Iraqi writer explaining his point of view says in one of
his essays: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Wahhabi movement are
conjoined inseparable twins. They are the main reason for the spread of
terrorism in the world, particularly in Iraq and in other Arab
countries, and they are the cause of turning the Muslims against the
Christians, and even against other Islamic sects that oppose Wahhabism.
Though, the magic turned against the magician; Saudi Arabia is itself
suffering from doctrinal terrorism now and is describing what is
happening in its country as terrorism, but is at the same time
encouraging it in Iraq and in other countries and is calling it jihad
for the sake of Allah and Islam. It is also continuing to support it
with money and with the Fatwa, and is spreading the culture of hatred
and death. The Kingdom is still supporting the Wahhabi imams of mosques
by inciting the young ignorant Muslims, by recruiting them, and by
sending them to Iraq to kill its people.
Abdul Khaliq Hussein
attributed to Alexei Alexeiv, one of the U.S. officials, as saying
during the hearing before the Justice Committee of the Senate on 26 June
2003 that “Saudi Arabia has spent 87 billion dollars over the past two
decades to spread Wahhabism in the world”.
The prestigious Iraqi
writer adds in his claims about Saudi Arabia: The role of Saudi Arabia
in supporting terrorism at the moment took a new phase and a
considerable momentum with the establishment of the Al-Qaida
organization that was born from the womb of Wahhabism during the Soviet
invasion of Afghanistan and with the support of the Saudi intelligence.
The (Washington Post) newspaper published a study on the role of Saudi
Arabia in terrorism in Iraq, and the researcher quoted the words of
Al-Watan Saudi newspaper that says “The death toll of the Saudi
jihadists reached 2,000 people since 2003”. The study concludes that
Saudi Arabia “Tends to encourage and support the rebels to create a
state of instability in Iraq”. In fact, this reality violates the Saudi
government’s claims that it is keen to achieve the stability and
prosperity of Iraq.
The U.S. (Los Angeles Times) published a
study on the role of Saudi Arabia in terrorism, in which it stated:
Saudi Arabia was a source of funding Al-Qaeda and providing it with
fighters, where 15 out of 19 of those who implemented the September 11
operation were Saudis. The article adds: “Now, the group called Al-Qaida
in Iraq is the biggest threat to Iraq’s security”. The newspaper
published an article by the journalist Ned Parker stating that 45% of
all foreign fighters who were attacking civilians and members of the
Iraqi security forces are from Saudi Arabia.
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