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   My TWO BOOKS      SAUDI ARABIA'S WAHHABI SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE AND STATE AGENDA      In Response to Tony Blair's Speech on April 23, 2014
 
 
The Elephant in the Room--Why did Blair Not Mention the Saudis? 
 

 

 

In his speech on 23 April 2014, Tony Blair should have confronted the main cause behind the making of jihadists; namely, Wahhabi indoctrinat

 

Wahhabism is a cult-like obsession with the intolerant and the violent in the Qoran and the Sunna. It has been the Saudi state’s ideology ever since the kingdom was established in 1932. Wahhabism is based on the teachings of Ahmad bin Hanbal (d. 855). Due to its extremism, Hanbalism never generated serious following. Despite Saudis’ deep pockets and active proselytization, Wahhabis make up only 3 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Sunnis.

 

Protected by successive American administrations, Wahhabism produced al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, and the September 11 attacks. The al-Sauds managed to deflect Wahhabi culpability for September 11. The claim that Wahhabism did not contribute to September 11 is propaganda promoted by Riyadh and its Western apologists and business beneficiaries—among them captains of industry, media barons, and former senior politicians—especially in the United States. Religious indoctrination cannot be ignored in human behavior. Notwithstanding oil politics, and Western businesses’ obsession with a good deal, it is, nonetheless, bewildering how Western governments would tolerate the regime that released the Wahhabi genie.

 

Riyadh is behind the radicalization of tens of thousands among the estimated one hundred million expatriate laborers from Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and others who worked in Saudi Arabia since crude oil prices were quadrupled in October 1973. Wahhabism has also spread through the thousands of Saudi-financedmadrassas (religious schools) in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

 

Hillary Clinton, according to WikiLeaks, wrote in December 2009, "Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide."

 

To fight terrorism is to tame Wahhabism.

 
 
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