Saudi Chief Justice Urges Fighting U.S.

(NBC News) Lisa Myers - In an audiotape secretly recorded at a government mosque last October and obtained by NBC News, Sheik Saleh Al Luhaidan, chief justice of Saudi Arabia's Supreme Judicial Council, encourages young Saudis to go to Iraq to wage war against Americans. "If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so," says Luhaidan in Arabic on the tape. Dozens of Saudis have been tied to suicide bombings and violence in Iraq. Critics claim the Saudis are now dealing with their own problems with extremists by exporting some of them to Iraq.

2005-04-28 00:00:00

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