Is Saudi Arabia Tough Enough on Terrorism?

(New York Times) Allan Gerson and Ron Motley - The Saudis seem not to realize that since Sept. 11 Americans have come to recognize that security requires moving to choke off all terrorist financing. Jimmy Gurule, the Treasury Department's under secretary for enforcement, told the Senate Judiciary Committee in November that the Saudi government had in fact taken only "baby steps" to stem financing of terrorist activities. But financing of terror groups through charities is only one piece of the pie. For example, money from the Saudi government continues to go to the terrorist group Hamas. Saudi Arabia has repeatedly refused to stop its religious schools from preaching hatred and the severe dogma of Wahhabi Islam. The Saudi government also refuses to cooperate with the families of the victims of Sept. 11.

2002-12-31 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive