Wahhabism in the War

(Weekly Standard) Stephen Schwartz - The American Muslim murderer from the 101st Airborne who killed two officers and wounded 15, and a suicide bomber in the Kurdish zone of northern Iraq who killed Australian television journalist Paul Moran, along with at least one other person, and wounded eight, both appear to have been influenced by Saudi extremism. The same day as the atrocity in the U.S. Army camp in Kuwait and the assassination of the Australian journalist, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Wahhabi extremist institution with official Saudi backing, announced it was resuming activities in northern Iraq. WAMY also operates an office in northern Virginia that has been the object of a U.S. investigation of terrorism funding. WAMY is headed by Saudi minister of Islamic affairs Saleh al-Alshaikh.

2003-03-28 00:00:00

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