Saudi Arabia Isn't Taking Terrorism Seriously

[Wall Street Journal] Editorial - In a BBC interview Monday, Saudi King Abdullah said that "most countries are not taking this issue [terrorism] too seriously, including, unfortunately, Great Britain." The royal musings didn't go down well, perhaps because Saudi Arabia churns out manpower, money and spiritual inspiration for jihadis around the world. The Brits might ask the king about Saudi Arabia's efforts to export its state-sanctioned brand of radical Islam, Wahhabism, to madrassas and mosques around the world, and is the source of much of the extremist material found in British mosques. According to an investigation by Policy Exchange, a think tank, "the influence of Saudi Arabia is both powerful and malign."

2007-10-31 01:00:00

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