Thursday, November 29, 2007

Storm Track Infiltration: Saudi Arabia – Riding the Back of the Radical Islamic Tiger

There was a young lady from Niger,
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger.
After the ride
She was inside,
And the smile was on the face of the tiger.

In an interview posted at, Wall Street Journal reporter Yaroslav Trofimov spoke of his new book, The Siege of Mecca. In it, he reveals how the Saudi Monarchy was forced into bed with the Wahabbists in order to preserve their rule.

According to Trofimov, the defining moment was the Mecca uprising of 1979. This uprising included on organization of radicals from all over the world - Saudis, Egyptians, Pakistanis, even American converts to Islam and this organization served as a model to Al Qaeda in the future.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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