9/11 Study: Saudis Long Ignored Al-Qaeda Funding

(Chicago Tribune) John Crewdson- In the years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the government of Saudi Arabia "turned a blind eye to the financing of al-Qaeda by prominent religious and business leaders and organizations," according to the most comprehensive study of terrorist financing ever made public. Those conclusions, the most pointed critique from any official U.S. source of the still-hazy Saudi role in financing Islamic terrorist attacks, are contained in a new study by the staff of the independent commission that recently concluded its investigation of the circumstances surrounding Sept. 11, 2001.

2004-09-03 00:00:00

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