Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Coddling Fundamentalist Fanatics

(Los Angeles Times) Max Boot - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia profess to be cooperating in the war on terror, yet they have done a lot more than Libya to spread terrorism and weapons of mass murder around the world. Both the Washington Post and the New York Times have published investigative articles showing that Pakistan was probably a prime supplier of nuclear technology to Iran, and there is widespread suspicion that Pakistan shared nuclear know-how with North Korea. The Saudi government spends billions of dollars supporting Koranic schools and mosques around the world that preach a virulently anti-American strain of Islam. These institutions churn out jihadists faster than Delta Force can hunt them down. Abd al Aziz bin Issa, a leading al-Qaeda member, recently called Saudi Arabia "the primary source of funds for most jihad movements."

2004-01-02 00:00:00

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