Catching Saudi Arabia Red-Handed

(Human Events) - Robert Spencer "We believe that our country has been unfairly maligned," said Saudi spokesman Adel al-Jubeir at a notorious press conference last December. Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism, by former Israeli UN ambassador Dore Gold, administers the coup de grace to any lingering notion that the Saudis might actually be working in harmony with American interests. Given the riches of the House of Saud and the fanaticism of the Wahhabi Islam to which they adhere, the Saudis were "up to their necks in financing terrorism," as Gold puts it. The book details discoveries by Israeli intelligence indicating Saudi payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, with some of it funneled through Saudi-funded American Muslim organizations. The Saudis have also given considerable sums to the families of suicide bombers.

2003-03-18 00:00:00

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