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The Holy Quran and the Destruction of the Al-Saud Family:

The Destruction of Al-Saud Royal Family Because of Their Repelling Others Away from God's Path (2)

Published in November 3, 2017

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

Introduction:

 In this second article, we surf the internet to quote more words of the West about how the Saudi kingdom has spread the Wahabi religion of terrorism worldwide, which is a wicked, false religion that repels people away from God's Path: the Quran which is the Only True Islam.

 

Firstly: the US Senate report:

1- In 2003, a US Senate report reported that in the past 20 years (1980-2000), Saudi Arabia spent $ 87 billion on promoting the Wahhabi ideology worldwide. This included the funding of 210 of the so-called 'Islamic' centers, 1500 mosques, and 202 religious schools. At the same time, various estimates indicate that the amounts spent by the Saudi government across several fronts on these targeted institutions amount to $ 3 billion annually. Indian newspapers have recently reported that Saudi Arabia has a huge $ 35 billion program to build mosques and religious schools in South Asia, where there are major Muslim communities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

2- This money would silence the moderate Islamic voices and make the poison of extremism spread in all Muslim societies around the world, from the organization of Al-Shabaab in Somalia to Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Jamaa Eslamiyya in Indonesia. Most of the armed terrorist organizations that spread their tentacles around the world are inspired by Saudi-funded thought.

 

Second: report of the European Parliament:

1- A report released in June 2013 by the Directorate General for Foreign Policy of the European Parliament revealed that Saudi-funded 'Islamic' organizations are involved in supporting and supplying weapons to insurgent groups around the world. And he warns of those Wahhabi organizations, noting that "no country in the world is safe from its terrorist operations." The report also states that oil revenues in the Saudi kingdom finance global terrorism.

2- It has been repeatedly proven that Saudi Arabia is the world's largest source of funding for all armed terrorist jihadist groups, such as Al-Qaeda, the Taliban in Afghanistan, and Lashkar-e-Taiba in South Asia. This destructive phenomenon is being carried out under the name of ''jihad with money''. But what about the international situation? Almost all the UN Security Council resolutions that prevent the financing of global terrorism are ignored and disregarded because of the obsequious governments of many countries and world leaders eager to serve the interests of the wealthy Saudi regime with which they have strong relations; for example, the relationship of the Saudi royal family with the family of former US President George W. Bush. Hence, the so-called global jihad and its links with Saudi Arabia will continue with impunity. No wonder that Saudi oil money has reached places like Boston, Madrid, Mumbai, Moscow, Paris, Brussels and elsewhere, where terrorist violence has shed the blood of innocent civilians. Today, Saudi-sponsored Wahabism is a very politicized and dangerous school of thought whose main aim is to counter the growing influence of modern liberal values ​​and, above all, to confront the idea of ​​democracy itself.

 

Thirdly: Thomas Friedman's article in The New York Times published by most of major American newspapers:

1- Friedman asserts that it was Saudi Arabia (and not Iran) that supports terrorism worldwide, that Washington condoned it in anticipation of Saudi oil, that Saudi Arabia was financing global terrorism, that Saudi Wahabi ideology is the one imbibed by terrorists, and that Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations are funded by Saudi Arabia and adopt the Saudi Wahhabi thought. And he mentions that recent WikiLeaks documents prove that Saudi Arabia spends $ billions to disseminate the dangerous Wahabi ideology in the world that declare all non-Wahabis as infidels who deserve to be killed. The 19 hijackers within 9/11 terrorist attacks came from Saudi Arabia. The erosion of stability and modernization in the Arab world, and in the entire 'Islamic' world, was caused by $ billions invested by the Saudis since the 1970s which aimed to undermine pluralism and moderation within Islam and to replace it with the extremist and radical groups and to combat modernity women's rights and to propagate anti-Western sentiment.

2- The fight against pluralism and replacing it with Salafist Wahabism as a form of Islam is promoted by the Saudi religious establishment. It is no coincidence that several thousands of Saudis have joined the ISIS, apart from donations sent to ISIS terrorists from charities in the Persian Gulf monarchies. It is because all these Sunnite jihadist groups, Al-Qaeda, the Nasra Front, ISIS, and others are the offspring of Saudi Wahabism, which is injected into mosques and religious schools from Morocco, Pakistan, to Indonesia.

 

Fourthly: quotes from The New York Times issue dated Sept. 26, 2016:

1- The US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree on the subject of Saudi Arabia. Clinton denounced the Saudi support for "schools and mosques around the world that put many young people on the path of extremism." Trump said the Saudis were "the biggest financiers of terrorism in the world".

2- Farah Pandith, the first American diplomat to be sent to Muslim communities, visited 80 countries and concluded that the Saudi influence was destroying Islamic traditions. "If the Saudis do not stop doing what they do, it will have diplomatic, cultural and economic dire consequences," she wrote last year.

3- Almost a week goes by without a television critic or newspaper reporter blaming Saudi Arabia for jihadist violence. On the HPO network, for example, Bell Mar considered Saudi teachings "from the Middle Ages." Fareed Zakaria wrote in the Washington Post that the Saudis had "created a beast in the Muslim world."

4- The idea has become common: Saudi Arabia's radical, fanatical, patriarchal and fundamentalist approach to Wahabism has fueled global extremism and contributed to increased terrorism. Thomas Hegghammer, a Norwegian terrorism expert who served as an adviser to the US government, said that the negative effect of Saudi Arabia's call for Islam is to slow its development and prevent natural adaptation in a diverse world dominated by globalization. If the twentieth century were to witness an Islamic reform, the Saudis have probably have managed to prevent this by spreading the Wahabi notions.

5- It is noteworthy that what the Saudis did was amazing, reaching almost every country that includes a Muslim population, from the Great Gothenburg Mosque in Sweden to the King Faisal Mosque in Chad, from the King Fahd Mosque in Los Angeles to the Seoul Central Mosque In South Korea. Support for these mosques has come from the Saudi government, the royal family, Saudi charities, Saudi-sponsored organizations including the Muslim World League, the World Muslim Youth Symposium and the International Islamic Relief Organization, through the provision of majestic buildings as well as preaching and teaching programs.

6- There is widespread consensus that Saudi Arabia's vast ideological power has distorted local Muslim traditions in dozens of countries, as a result of the lavish expenditure on religious expansion over half a century, estimated at tens of $ billions. The result was also greater due to expatriate labor, a large proportion of which came from South Asia. These expatriates spend many years in the Saudi kingdom and then return home with Saudi customs and traditions. In many countries, Wahabism preached imposing harsh religious rulings, leading many people in Egypt, Pakistan and other countries to prefer the idea of stoning citizens for adultery, murder, and apostasy, according to opinion polls in those countries.

7- But how exactly the Saudi kingdom's influence appears to be depends largely on local data. For example, in parts of Africa and South-East Asia, Saudi teachings have transformed religious culture into a ultraconservative one, and this trend is more evident in the rise in the number of veiled women or men who grow their beards. Saudi influence in Muslim immigrant communities in Europe appears to be but one factor, not the most important one, among the many factors that lead to extremism. In countries with a diversity or religious division, such as Pakistan and Nigeria, the influx of Saudi funds and the Wahabi ideology promoted there exacerbate religious divisions and the situation is increasingly seen as very dangerous. For some people in many countries, the Wahabi Sunnite Saudi version of Islam distorts the image of Jews and Christians, as well as Shiites, Sufis, and other sects, and this has made some people vulnerable to the temptation of joining Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other violent jihadist groups.

8- "After the individual is subjected to a huge number of ideas and statements that devalue others as human beings, this individual will eventually be subjected to recruitment from terrorist groups, and what then when these ideas and statements are presented as God's own words?" That is the view of David Andrew Weinberg, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies which criticizes and traces the increasing Saudi influence.

9- The centuries-old dilemma is as follows: why does Saudi Arabia find it very difficult to abandon an ideology that is rejected by many countries of the world? The key to the Saudi dilemma harkens back to about three centuries ago, to the origin of the alliance on which the Saudi state is still based. In 1744, Mohamed Ibn Abdul-Wahab, a 'reformist' clergyman, sought to have the protection of Mohamed Ibn Saud, a strong tribal leader in the arid desert of the Arabian Peninsula. The alliance was mutually beneficial; Ibn Abdul-Wahab received the military protection of his movement, which sought the return of Muslims to what was believed to be the values ​​of the early years of Islam in the seventh century A.D., when Prophet Muhammad was alive. The beliefs of Ibn Abdul-Wahab is a version of several versions of Salafism, the ultraconservative movement of Islam, which is based on the belief that the righteous predecessors or forefathers enjoyed the correct customs and beliefs and should be emulated. On the other hand, the Al-Saud family received the support of Ibn Abdul-Wahab who applied strict rules and was known to insist on putting adulterous women death by stoning.

10- The version of Ibn Abdul-Wahab of Islam was the first of two historical events, after several centuries, to determine the form of Saudi religious influence later on. What has become known as Wahabism was "desert tribal Islam," according to Akbar Ahmed, head of Islamic Studies Department at an American University in Washington. It was formed as a result of a harsh, desert environment, based on xenophobia, strongly opposed to shrines, mausoleums, and 'holy' tombs, and art and music, and it differs significantly from global Islam in the various commercial cities like Baghdad and Cairo.

11- The second historical event took place in 1938, when the Americans discovered the world's largest oil reserves inside the Saudi kingdom. Oil revenues from the Arab-American oil company, ARAMCO, have brought considerable wealth. But it also maintained a harsh social and economic system and gave ultraconservative religious authorities a huge budget to export Wahabism as a form of radical Islam.

12- In 1964, when King Faisal ascended the throne, he committed himself to spreading 'Islam' (i.e., Wahabism). Although he adopted the approach of introducing reform in many respects inside the KSA and established close ties with the West, he was unable to reform Wahabism, which has become the face of Saudi generosity in many countries. Over the next four decades, the Saudi kingdom, in predominantly non-Muslim countries, has built 1359 mosques, 210 Islamic centers, 202 colleges and 2000 schools. Saudi money has also helped finance 16 mosques in the USA, four in Canada and others in London, Madrid, Brussels and Geneva, according to a report in the weekly Saudi weekly Al-Ain Al Yaqin. Total spending, including sending and training imams and teachers, amounted to many billions of SR (four riyals was equivalent to one dollar), the report said.

13- The Saudi religious teachings had special power because they came from the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad, the land of the Two Holy Mosques, Mecca and Medina. When Saudi imams arrived in Muslim countries in Asia or Africa and Muslim communities in Europe or the two Americas, wearing traditional Arab dress, speaking the language of the Quran, and carrying generous funds, they gained automatic credibility. With the passage of the 20th century, people of different nationalities and religions began to mingle routinely, and thus there was a greater imbalance in the strict and exclusionary nature of Wahhabi teachings. But the Saudi government found it extremely difficult to eliminate or soften its ideology, especially after 1979, which has become a milestone in its history.

14- In 1979 in Tehran, the Iranian revolution brought to power a radical Shiite government, a symbolic challenge to Saudi Arabia, the Sunnite leader presumably leading Islam worldwide. The emergence  of the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the competition fierce between the two branches of Islam: the Sunnites and the Shiites. This has prompted the Saudi kingdom to redouble efforts to confront Iran and spread Wahabism worldwide. Then, in an astonishing blow, 500 Saudi Wahabi extremists invaded the Sacred Kaaba Mosque in Mecca for two weeks and publicly called Saudi leaders as West-controlled puppets and accused them of betraying 'true' Islam. The rebels were defeated, but the prominent Wahabi clergymen did not agree to support the Saudi government's stance unless after confirming its support for eliminating signs of indecency inside the Saudi kingdom and propagating Wahabism more abroad.

15- Finally, at the end of the year 1979, the USSR conquered Afghanistan and seized power in order to support the communist government. The Soviets soon faced a Mujahedeen (i.e., jihadists) insurgency, which attracted Wahabi fighters from all over the world to a 10-year battle aimed at getting the invaders out of Afghanistan.

16- Throughout the 1980s, Saudi Arabia and the USA cooperated to fund the Mujahedeen in this big Afghan war, which would revive the 'noble' idea of ​​armed jihad in the minds of Muslims worldwide. We must refer to the famous event, when former US President Ronald Reagan met in the Oval Office with a delegation of bearded Afghan freedom fighters who adopted social and religious views barely distinguishable from those adopted by the Taliban movement later on. In fact, the USA spent $ 50 million between 1986 and 1992 on the so-called (Literacy Project about Jihad), which printed books for Afghan children and adults to encourage violence against non-Muslim "infidels", who included the Soviet forces. For example, a language book for the first grade of Pashto speakers uses the term "Mujahid" (i.e., a jihadist), such as: "My brother Mujahid, Afghan Muslims are Mujahedeen, I fight with them ... Jihad against the infidels is our duty." This came in a study by Dana Burde, an associate professor at New York University.


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