25 September 2005

Awaken al-Qaeda Agents?

The news of several Gulf states lifting their boycott of Israel in exchange for a trading agreement with the US highlighted to points: Saudi exceptionalism and the Saudi's failure at tackling their local Al Qaeda

Saudi exceptionalism is a product of US dependency on oil and American unwillingness to pressurise the Saudis into change.

The Saudi excuse for continuing their boycott otherwise “[it] could provoke the local Islamic organizations and awaken al-Qaeda agents” is indicative of the failure to stem local extremism and their use of Wahhabism is coming back to haunt them. The continued presence and activity of “al-Qaeda agents” results from years of indoctrination into Wahhabism, and not the other way around.

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