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  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan: America's Worst 'Allies'

    07/28/2016 3:10:20 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    With friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies? Last week we learned that the Saudi government almost certainly played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attack and that our government kept that secret from the public for about fourteen years. A brief history of the coverup is in order here. In 2002, a joint congressional committee investigated the intelligence failures that led to the attack. That committee found suspicious clues that pointed toward Saudi Arabia--an official "ally" of the United States known for exporting radical Wahhabi Islam across the world. In a 28-page summary, the committee detailed the connections between...
  • US board declines to release '20th hijacker' from Guantanamo

    07/27/2016 6:49:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2016 6:41 PM EDT
    A board reviewing the status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has decided against releasing a Saudi who U.S. authorities believe narrowly avoided becoming one of the hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Lawyers for prisoner Mohammed al-Qahtani asked the Periodic Review Board last month to send the prisoner to a rehabilitation center in Saudi Arabia for treatment of severe mental illness. The board, made up of representatives of six government agencies, turned down the request in a statement released Wednesday. …
  • Welsh woman beaten and starved in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour'[tr]

    07/27/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/16 | Ward
    Welsh woman, 21, claims her father ‘beats and starves her in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour' and is begging British court to allow her to return home Amina Al-Jeffery allegedly kept prisoner by father in Saudi for four years Said to have been held there after being accused of un-Islamic behaviour Miss Al-Jeffery born in Swansea but taken to Saudi Arabia at the age of 16 Her father did not agree with her western lifestyle the High Court was told A Welsh schoolgirl who has been 'beaten, starved and locked up' by her father for four years in Saudi...
  • Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"

    07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
    Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
    ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...
  • Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments

    07/22/2016 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2016 12:00 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    A number of Hillary Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, who have raised millions for her presidential campaign, either directly represent foreign entities or work at firms that represent foreign entities, according to documents from the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit. Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, has hauled in more than $7 million in bundled lobbyist contributions since its inception. The committee finished 2015 with $4.1 million in bundled lobbyist contributions. It has since added more than $2.9 million to its coffers from lobbyists, with $1.2 million of that amount pouring in during the second quarter of 2016, from April...
  • Saudi government funded extremism in U.S. mosques and charities: report

    07/22/2016 6:57:32 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Saudi Arabia was funding Muslim radicalism in mosques and charities at the time the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers were gathering in the United States and making contacts with Saudi nationals, according to a declassified intelligence document. To jihad watchers, the paper confirms their charges that the Saudi government and its wealthy citizens fund extremist teachings in America. To this day, the kingdom is pressing its harsh Wahhabi Sunni Islam on American Muslims as it seeks to spread Islam around the world, they say. In the document, one Saudi who was receiving money from Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Riyadh’s ambassador to...
  • Huma Abedin and the Declassified Saudi Arabia 9/11 Revelations

    07/20/2016 5:15:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Huma Abedin and the Declassified Saudi Arabia 9/11 Revelations Newly released pages raise troubling questions about the Clinton confidante's own jihadist connections. July 20, 2016 Joseph Klein    The 28 classified pages of the “Congressional Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001” (“Report”) have been finally de-classified and released, with some redactions, to the public. The material in these pages points to evidence of connections between Saudi individuals and groups affiliated in some way with the Saudi government or its funded entities and terrorist organizations. Individuals named in the Report...
  • Saudi government funded jihad teaching in US mosques

    07/20/2016 12:07:36 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Four separate studies since 1999 all found that 80% of U.S. mosques were teaching jihad, Islamic supremacism, and hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians. There are no countervailing studies that challenge these results. In 1998, Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi leader, visited 114 mosques in the United States. Then he gave testimony before a State Department Open Forum in January 1999, and asserted that 80% of American mosques taught the “extremist ideology.” Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom’s 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project’s 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques...
  • Confirmed: Top Saudi Officials Aided the 9/11 Jihad Plot

    07/17/2016 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 17, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The 28-page section of the 9/11 report detailing Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 jihad attacks have finally been released (albeit with substantial portions still redacted), and it is now clear why one President who held hands with the Saudi King and another who bowed to him worked so hard all these years to keep these pages secret: they confirm that the 9/11 jihad murderers received significant help from people at the highest levels of the Saudi government. The report states that Omar al-Bayoumi, who “may be a Saudi intelligence officer,” gave “substantial assistance to hijackers Khalid al-Mindhar and...
  • Read the 28 Pages for Yourself. The Saudi 9-11 Connection Declassified

    07/16/2016 11:43:54 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 117 replies
    House Intelligence Committee ^ | December 2002 | Congressional Intelligence Committees
    Read the 28 pages for yourself at the link. http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/declasspart4.pdf Bottom Line: The Saudi Ambassador to the USA, Prince Bandar, and a bunch of intelligence officers from his embassy, were either running the 9-11 operation, or heavily supporting it up to their eyeballs. It was an act of war, in my opinion. Although the predominance of evidence is damning, they treat it as not definitive enough to prove it to have been official Government policy, rather than just heavy infiltration of the Government by al Queda sympathizers. It showed me that the mosques and organizations established by Saudis in this...
  • NY Post: Saudi Government Helped 9/11 Terrorists

    07/16/2016 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16,2016 | Paul Sperry
    Paul Sperry writes in the New York Post: Now we know why the missing 28 pages on 9/11 were kept under lock and key for 15 years: They show the hijackers got help across America from Saudi diplomats and spies in the run-up to the attacks. Because of the coverup, a Saudi terror support network may still be in place inside the United States. A CIA memorandum dated July 2, 2002, stated unequivocally that the connections found between the hijackers, the Saudi embassy in Washington and Saudi consulate in Los Angeles are “incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these...
  • 28 Pages Suggest Huma-ConnectedGroup Funded Terrorism

    07/16/2016 7:58:49 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The declassified “28 Pages” released by Congress Friday afternoon concerning 9/11, terror funding, and Saudi Arabia contains a bombshell piece of information: The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is specifically named as having connections to terror funding and support for a number of worldwide terror groups. As Breitbart News has reported exclusively, the “Abedin family business” is an academic group called the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs that is based in the London offices of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and its parent organization, the Muslim World League. Huma Abedin, born in the United States but raised in...
  • 9/11 Report - 28 pages

    07/15/2016 10:08:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    House Intelligence Committee ^ | Jul 15, 2016 | House Intelligence Committee
    House Intelligence Committee release declassified 28 pages of 9/11 Report
  • Congress releases secret '28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties

    A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government. Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report's completion, despite repeated calls for its release. The document actually contains 29 pages of material plus a letter from then-CIA Director George Tenet. "While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals...
  • Congress to release 28 redacted pages on '9/11 Saudi connection' as early as Friday

    07/14/2016 1:41:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 7/14/16 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    The public is set to receive a cache of documents on the 9/11 attacks this week, that have been classified for 14 years. In 2002, Congress published the results of their investigation into the terrorist attacks, but left 28 pages of the report redacted. These pages are said to be related to a possible connection between the hijackers and the Saudi Arabian government. The long-held rumor has been that the classified part of the report remained secret so as not to anger Saudi allies.
  • 28 pages on alleged Saudi ties to 9/11 to be released as soon as Friday

    (CNN)The long-classified pages detailing alleged Saudi Arabia government ties to the 9/11 hijackers will be released by Congress as early as Friday, sources told CNN Thursday. Known as the "28 pages," the document was part of a 2002 Congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report's completion.
  • F-15 Strike Eagles Over Saudi Arabia: Then And Now

    07/13/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Richard Crandall started his Air Force flying career in the F-111 Aardvark, but found himself in the cockpit of the mighty F-15E Strike Eagle, the service’s newest jet, during Operation Desert Storm. Although F-15C/D Eagles were already a staple in the Royal Saudi Air Force by the time Desert Storm kicked off, the Strike Eagle would eventually find its way into the Kingdom’s aerial arsenal in the form of the F-15S. Today, Saudi Arabia flies around 70 of these jets, and soon they will receive 84 F-15SAs, the most advanced Strike Eagle derivative ever produced. Now Crandall serves as a...
  • New study: U.S. brimming with oil reserves, but . . .

    07/11/2016 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/16 | Herman Cain
    . . . our fearless leaders have no interest in going to get them A new study shows that the United States has more energy reserves than Saudi Arabia or Russia. Most of it is still in the ground, but if we would bother to extract it, we would be truly energy-independent for the first time in our history. The report comes from Rystad Energy, and indicates the U.S. is sitting on 264 billion barrels of oil. That’s 8 billion more than Russia and 52 billion more than Saudi Arabia. And all of this falls under the category of recoverable...
  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    10/01/2015 8:24:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 29, 2015 8:42am
    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.” The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday about the distribution earlier this year to elementary school pupils of a calendar that contains a map of Europe and parts of the Middle East. The map, which ends north of central Israel and the West Bank, designates the territory of Israel included in it as “Palestine,” alongside Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. In...
  • Bombing near 1 of Islam's holiest sites (Medina) in Saudi kills 4

    07/04/2016 7:06:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Aya Betrawy - AP
    BAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suicide bombing outside one of Islam's holiest sites killed four Saudi security forces on Monday, and similar attacks outside a Shiite mosque and a U.S. Consulate in two other Saudi cities raised fears of a coordinated assault aimed at destabilizing the Western-allied kingdom. The Interior Ministry said five others were wounded in the attack outside the sprawling mosque grounds where the Prophet Muhammad is buried in Medina. Millions of Muslims from around the world visit the mosque every year as part of their pilgrimage to Mecca. ... No group has yet claimed responsibility...
  • Explosion Reported in Medina, Saudi Arabia

    07/04/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by struggle · 83 replies
    twitter | 7/4/2016 | various
    News arrived through twitter that an explosion occurred in Medina. Probably the Snackbars again.
  • Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

    07/03/2016 7:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-4-16 | BBC
    A suspected suicide attacker has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, local media reports say. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead.
  • Suicide attack carried out near US diplomatic site in Saudi Arabia

    07/03/2016 7:05:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2016 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – State-linked Saudi news sites are reporting that a suicide bomber has carried out an attack near a U.S. diplomatic site in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Okaz news website says the bomber died in the attack, and that no other deaths were immediately reported.
  • Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf

    06/30/2016 7:12:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 9:58 AM EDT | Robert Burns
    Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of “warfighting toughness” and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday. Six officers and three enlisted sailors have been disciplined or face disciplinary action. The trouble began even before the sailors left port in Kuwait aboard two 50-foot boats on a short-notice, 300-mile journey to Bahrain. They were delayed, unprepared, poorly supervised and ill-suited for the mission, the report said. …
  • No Comment Required

    06/27/2016 4:54:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-27-2016 | MOTUS
    Did you ever - and I mean ever - think the San Francisco Gay Pride parade would be boycotted for not being queer enough? Because it was too corporate, too straight and too white…to “feel like an appropriate setting to show LGBT solidarity?” Yeah, me either. And not only that butt it’s apparently too racist as well: The Bay Area’s chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM) has officially pulled out of San Francisco’s gay pride parade because the city is providing an increased police presence for security. –Breitbart Don’t you hate it when your identity groups fight amongst themselves?Meanwhile, in international...
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • Nervous of IS, Saudi Arabia Building Border Fence with Iraq (older but timely)

    06/02/2016 7:49:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the desert kingdom from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media quoted by RT. The fence will cover 900 km (560 miles) of Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier, SPA state news agency reported. Watchtowers, night vision and radars will provide surveillance along the fence. The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was to cut the "number of infiltrators, drug, arms and cattle smugglers to zero." Saudi Arabia already deployed some 30,000 troops to its border...
  • U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails

    06/18/2016 4:38:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 17 June 2016 | Robert Windrem, William M. Arkin
    The Saudi prince who seems to have won a family power struggle is meeting with U.S. officials this week -- some of them the same officials who are concerned his reign could be ruinous and hurt the regional security U.S. officials crave. Officials in the national security establishment believe Saudi Arabia is at a crossroads, and that if the prince doesn't succeed, now and later as king, there could be chaos in the Kingdom. "It's him or it's ISIS," said one Saudi expert who asked that his name not be used. Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 30-year-old deputy crown prince,...
  • Saudi Imam, 2 Hijackers and Lingering 9/11 Mystery

    06/17/2016 7:37:12 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 June 2016 | Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti
    Inside an opulent palace in Riyadh late one evening in February 2004, two American investigators interrogated a man they believed might hold answers to one of the lingering mysteries of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: What role, if any, did officials in Saudi Arabia’s government play in the plot? The man under questioning, Fahad al Thumairy, had been a Saudi consular official based in Los Angeles and the imam of a mosque visited by two of the hijackers. The investigators, staff members of the national 9/11 commission who had waited all day at the United States Embassy before being summoned...
  • Podesta Group Claims Story Of Saudis Funding Hillary's Campaign Was Due To A "Hack"

    06/17/2016 4:22:06 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 06/14/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In what may have been the most surprising news yesterday, we cited a report by Middle East Eye, which caught a release posted on the official Jordan News Agency (Petra), which was subsequently promptly taken down, according to which Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made various traditionally diplomatic statements about the US ahead of his visit to the US, which also included the stunning claim that Riyadh has provided 20% of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate's campaign, something which is considered illegal. This is what bin Salman was quoted as saying: "Saudi Arabia always has...
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • The Nations Clinton Bashes For Terrorism Funding Gave UP TO $40 MILLION To Clinton Foundation

    06/16/2016 7:07:26 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/16/2016 | Eric Owens
    Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton harshly criticized three countries for directly funding terrorists who are actively seeking to attack the United States and Western Europe. The governments of this trio of nations have contributed between $16 million and $40 million to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton sharply denounced the three countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar — in a speech in Cleveland on Monday. It was her first public speech after Saturday night’s terrorist massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Urges National Unity, Gun Control, Better Spying In Post-Orlando Speech)
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign

    06/15/2016 10:40:22 AM PDT · by rriz · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 14, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    “Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both Republican and Democratic Party of America and in America current election also provide with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election even though some events in the country don’t have a positive look to support the king of a woman (sic) for presidency,” the report quoted Prince Mohammed as having said
  • Hillary Clinton Saudi Arabia’s president of choice

    06/14/2016 8:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Judi McLeod
    Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign While she’s riding full speed, the mare called ‘America’s 1st female president’ to election 2016, in reality Hillary Clinton is Saudi Arabia’s preferred, bought-and-paid-for presidential candidate. Chills should run down the collective spine of the sisterhood that the presidential campaign of self-proclaimed Defender of Women is financed some 20 percent by one of the most repressive to women countries anywhere in the world—Saudi Arabia. A prince’s kiss to the cheek of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the loudest gob-smack in Election 2016, is today being heard around the world:
  • Trump demands Clinton Foundation return $25 million from Saudis

    06/13/2016 4:40:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump on Monday demanded that Hillary Clinton return $25 million the Clinton Foundation reportedly received from Saudi Arabia. “Crooked Hillary says we must call on Saudi Arabia and other countries to stop funding hate,” Trump posted to Facebook. “I am calling on her to immediately return the $25 million plus she got from them for the Clinton Foundation!” The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton foundation since it was created in 1999. Other donors included the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Australia and...
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

    06/13/2016 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 13, 2016
    In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said: The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the...
  • Saudi Official: Orlando Shooter Came for Umra in 2011/2012

    06/13/2016 10:42:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 13 June 2016
    Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in a gun attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, travelled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, Saudi Interior Ministry security spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said on Monday. He said Mateen performed the Umrah Islamic pilgrimage for 10 days in March 2011, and eight days the following March. A US official said his travel records indicate that he apparently also visited the United Arab Emirates on one of the trips. Umrah is a lesser pilgrimage to Mecca than the haj, which unlike Umrah is mandatory for all Muslims.
  • Orlando Shooter Traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012: MSNBC

    06/13/2016 7:17:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 6-13-2016 | NewsMax
    Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made two trips to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, MSNBC reported Monday, citing federal officials.
  • Saudi King Salman Calls on Muslims to Close Ranks, Renounce Extremism

    06/06/2016 10:48:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 6 June 2016
    Saudi King Salman on Sunday greeted Muslims all over the world on the occasion of the start of the holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Muslims begin their month-long dawn to dusk fast at the sighting of the Ramadan crescent. In his speech read out by Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi and addressed to Muslims everywhere, the Saudi King emphasized the urgent need to realize Islamic unity at a time when the whole world reels under the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He reiterated Saudi Arabia’s determination to close Muslims ranks...
  • Saudi Authorities Panic As Speculators Drive Currency Down

    06/06/2016 1:26:43 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-06-2016 | ZH
    With Saudi Riyal forwards plunging back below 3.81, dramatically weaker than the current peg, Bloomberg reports that Saudi authorities are cracking down on currency traders as speculation mounts that the world’s biggest oil exporter won’t be able to maintain the riyal’s peg to the dollar as revenue plunges. Saudi Arabia ordered banks in the kingdom to stop selling some products that allow speculators to bet against its currency peg just days after demanding information from lenders on the offerings, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency sent a circular to banks this week saying...
  • Saudi central bank bans use of options against riyal: executive

    06/06/2016 1:22:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 June 2016 | Faisal Al Nasser
    Saudi Arabia's central bank has told banks it is banning the use of options and other derivatives to speculate against the riyal, in a new effort to reduce pressure on its currency peg, a senior executive at a Saudi bank told Reuters on Sunday. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency "wants to make sure that there is no snowball effect against the riyal in the forwards markets", the executive said, declining to be named because of commercial sensitivities. "So now banks in the country are banned from accepting any options against the riyal." Non-speculative trade in the riyal forwards market is...
  • Oil Prices Down As OPEC Fails To Agree Output Ceiling

    06/02/2016 8:35:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-06-2016 | Nick
    The much anticipated OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2 ended pretty much as expected: the group once again failed to put any production targets in place. Without a ceiling on output, all OPEC members will continue to produce as they see fit, leaving the oil market to sort itself out. The result was largely anticipated, given the lack of agreement at several prior meetings. However, the meeting in Vienna was not without some news. OPEC members managed to agree on several small bore issues, which could be viewed as a modest success, especially after the apparent hostility on display...
  • Human Rights in KSA Secure

    06/01/2016 11:01:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | Thursday 2 June 2016
    Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission, has confirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights, and its steadfast methodology derived from Islamic law. This necessitates the protection of human rights in a way that balances the interests of the individual with that of the community. He stressed that security, stability and prosperity are key factors in the movement of civilization toward sustainable development that respects and protects human rights through the enactment of laws and regulations. This must be accompanied by the establishment of government institutions and support for civil society institutions....
  • 14 Terrorists Get Death (Sentence)

    06/01/2016 10:26:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Jun 2, 2016
    The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced 14 from the Awamiyah cell of 24 terrorists to death Wednesday. The Awamiyah cell members were convicted of carrying out several terror activities, including killing a security man, in Al-Qatif governorate of the Eastern Province. Another nine people were given jail sentences of three to 15 years and one was acquitted. The charges against the 24 defendants in the Awamiyah cell included forming a terrorist cell in the Kingdom that embarked on armed operations, disturbed security and tried to destabilize the country by causing disunity, carried out armed attacks and targeted and shot...
  • Saudi TV Host Takes to Task Apologists Who Claim Terrorists Have Nothing to Do with Islam

    04/08/2016 5:01:01 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 4/3/16 | Rotana Khalijiya TV (Saudi Arabia)
    Saudi TV Host Nadine Al-Budair Takes to Task Apologists Who Claim Terrorists Have Nothing to Do with Islam and the Muslims: They Emerged from Our Schools and Universities Saudi journalist and TV host Nadine Al-Budair recently criticized the "hypocrites" who say that the terrorists "do not represent Islam or the Muslims." After the abominable Brussels bombings, it's time for us to feel shame and to stop acting as if the terrorists are a rarity," she said, in an address that aired on the Saudi Rotana Khalijiyah TV on April 3. "Why do we shed our own conscience?" she asked. "Don't...
  • Saudi Arabia: Man Shoots Doctor For Assisting Wife’s Labor

    05/28/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/26/16 | Jack Moore
    Saudi authorities have arrested a man for shooting a male doctor who had helped his wife's delivery, after arguing that a female doctor should have overseen the birth. The doctor, Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby in April at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Gulf News reported. The father offered his thanks to the doctor and asked to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery. The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor,...
  • Losing Their Bottle? 22,000 Alcoholic Drinks Seized From Saudi Dealers

    05/28/2016 4:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Mishal Al-Otaibi
    Over 22,000 bottles of alcohol were seized from a drug dealer and later during a raid on a Saudi-owned warehouse in Riyadh on Tuesday, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control said. The directorate’s spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Kadasah, said the Saudi owner was apprehended following leads from the arrest of a drug dealer who was caught in possession of 2,735 alcohol bottles. Another Saudi and two Pakistanis were arrested during the warehouse raid wherein 19,600 bottles of alcohol were seized. Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. Both result in prison sentences.
  • Saudi Claims He Invented e-Commerce, Intends to Sue Firms Which Use It

    05/28/2016 11:38:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    A Saudi man who claims he invented the concept of e-commerce during the early days of the internet says that he is talks with big firms who wish to avoid litigation for stealing his world-changing idea. “There are now undergoing negotiations with big companies inside [the kingdom] and abroad to find a solution without opting to head to international judiciary,” Faisal bin Fahd al-Osaimi told the local Saudi daily Okaz. Osaimi said he presented the concept of e-commerce to the late King Fahd in 1991, the same year the internet was born. The late king reportedly referred him to the...
  • The World Reaps What the Saudis Sow

    05/28/2016 4:11:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2016
    <p>As China continues to posture in the South China Sea, tensions rise between China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and other regional powers such as Japan and India.</p> <p>At the defense blog War is Boring, US Naval War College Professor James Holmes discusses recent developments in the South China Sea and the risk of regional conflict.</p>
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran Fail to Reach Hajj Deal

    05/28/2016 1:24:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 28 May 2016
    An Iranian delegation wrapped up its visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without signing a final agreement on arrangements for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. The ministry said the delegation decided to return to Tehran without signing the final agreement despite two days of extensive talks. “The Iranian Organization of Hajj and Visit will be held responsible before God and the people of Iran for the inability of its pilgrims to perform Hajj this year,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. The ministry said it offered...