Saudi Arabia Is Hub of World Terror

[Sunday Times-UK] Nick Fielding and Sarah Baxter - Wealthy Saudis remain the chief financiers of worldwide terror networks. "If I could somehow snap my fingers and cut off the funding from one country, it would be Saudi Arabia," said Stuart Levey, the U.S. Treasury official in charge of tracking terror financing. According to Levey, not one person identified by America or the UN as a terrorist financier has been prosecuted by Saudi authorities. An analysis by NBC News suggested that the Saudis make up 55% of foreign fighters in Iraq. They are also among the most uncompromising and militant. In recent months, Saudi religious scholars issued fatwas calling for the destruction of the great Shi'ite shrines in Najaf and Karbala in Iraq.

2007-11-05 01:00:00

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