War in Iraq Shows First Signs of Destabilizing Saudi Arabia

- Lawrence Smallman The Saudi royal family's close alliance with the U.S. is the main factor behind an upsurge in support for an emerging jihad movement in the country. Last month, Hamad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Wardi, vice governor of Al-Jawf province, was assassinated as he drove to his office in Sakakah. This is the same town where Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sahibani, an Islamic court president, was shot dead after he sentenced a mujahid to prison for having fought in Afghanistan for the Taliban. On March 18, the Ministry of Interior confirmed that a man was accidently killed in Riyadh while making a bomb. (Al Jazeera-Qatar)

2003-04-09 00:00:00

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