Sheikh Abdullah Makwinja Correspondent
Laurent Murawiec, a French neocon, wrote this in 2002: “The Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from cadres to foot soldiers, from ideologists to cheerleaders.” Murawiec’s politics were odious, but his observations were spot on. Remember that most of the
9/11 killers were Saudi; so was the Al-Qaeda hierarchy.
The newest peril, Isis, the wild child of Islamists, has shocked the whole world. But top of this list should be Saudi Arabia — degenerate, malignant, pitiless, powerful and as dangerous as any of those listed above.
The state systematically transmits its sick form of Islam across the globe, instigates and funds hatred, while crushing human freedoms and aspiration. But the West genuflects to its rulers. Saudi Arabia was appointed chair of the UN Human Rights Council, a choice welcomed by Washington. Mark Toner, a spokesperson for the State Department, said: “We talk about human rights concerns with them. As to this leadership role, we hope that it is an occasion for them to look into human rights around the world and also within their own borders.”
The jaw simply drops. Saudi Arabia executes one person every two days.
The family of a Shia teenager sentenced to death after participating in the Arab Spring protests in Saudi Arabia has voiced concerns for his fate as a rights group warned of his imminent execution.
The sentence against Ali al-Nimr, who was 17 years old when he was arrested in February 2012, has drawn international condemnation over his young age and allegations that he was tortured. His mother and the mothers of other detainees implored King Salman for clemency after learning of preparations possibly associated with impending executions, the London-based rights group said. Ali al-Nimr’s case has provoked a call for clemency from France, while the United States expressed “deep concern”.
Activists say Ali al-Nimr is one of three Shia protesters who were minors at the time of their arrest and have been sentenced to death. They have exhausted all appeals. International law prohibits the use of the death penalty against anyone under the age of 18.
Since Saudi Arabia is the birth place of Islam, whatever is done by the Wahhabi dynasty is projected onto world true Islam, a religion of violence, radicalism, bigotry, beheading and ostracisation. Wahhabism promotes, among other things, the subjugation of women and the death of “infidels”. And yet the world chose only to see Wahhabism as the only expression of Islam there is.
If we absolutely need to put people in Guantanamo, it would be far more effective to ship the Saudi rulers, not just the people swayed by their teaching. Since 2001 the American foreign policy for fighting Islamic terrorists has been, to put it politely, missing the elephant in the room, sort of like treating symptoms and completely missing the disease. Even worse, the Wahhabis have accelerated their brainwashing of East and West Asians with their madrassas, thanks to high oil revenues.
Unless the expansion of dangerous ideologies like Wahhabism is reformed or stopped, the global war on terror, now almost a generation old, will never be won. No matter how many bombs the US and its allies drop, the Saudi-financed madrassas will continue to indoctrinate tomorrow’s extremists.
One always wondered why the US didn’t invade Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is one of the most oppressed nations more than (arguably than an in the Arab world), 9/11 hijackers were mostly Saudis. The reason is that US and Saudis have been very close friends for at least 50 years. US companies are heavily Saudi oil industry. Saudis invest the bulk of their oil money in the US and British banking system, and also because they hire US and British engineering firms for all their big projects. This kind of distribution of their oil money gives the a free pass on de facto slavery, human rights abuses, an archaic government system based on hereditary kingship, lack of basic rights for women, and so on. They are a puppet client state of the US, and as has long been noted, moral condemnations of such puppet states is not part of the US State Department agenda.
Western leaders have recognised the Saudi role for many years. In a 2009 diplomatic cable, then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton identified Saudi Arabia as “the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.” Thanks largely to the West’s interest in Saudi oil, however, the Kingdom has faced no international sanctions neither invasion.