Saudi Arabia’s radical agenda and aggressive foreign policy puts North Korea to shame, and it’s America’s greatest ally in the Muslim world.
The Saudi regime sponsors a sect of Sunni Islam known as “Wahhabism.” This branch of Islam has been declared by some to be the “Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism” around the world. After the defeats of Islamic armies at the Gates of Vienna by Christian forces and eventually with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Islam turned inward. The drive that led to nearly constant conflict with the Christian world decreased in the Middle East. The House of Saud threw in early with the intellectual founder of Wahhabism, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and when the House of Saud took over Saudi Arabia in 1932, Wahhabism became the official government-approved version of Sunni Islam of the entire country.
Wahhabism is distinct from both Shia and Sunni Islam in many key ways, making it the most violent and fanatical sect of Sunni Islam. Wahhabis has little patience or respect for their fellow Muslims, either Sunni or Shia, who follow a different interpretation of the Islamic Faith. Wahhabis work against both other Sunnis and the Shia population in order to monopolize power and control for their brand of Islam both in the Persian Gulf and around the world. Christians, including Arab Christians who’ve lived in relative harmony with their Islamic neighbors for millennia, are natural targets of Wahhabism.
Salafism, an even more violent form of Wahhabism, is the ideology of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS along with dozens of smaller Islamic terrorist organizations. Both Wahhabism and Salafism share many characteristics and find their roots in the same writings and speeches of Sunni Islamic imams and scholars. Both branches believe that “There is no making peace with the enemies of God” and “The earth is divided into two camps, Dar al Salam (the Realm of Peace) and Dar al Harb (the Realm of Conflict).”
While Christians and Shia Muslims have in many cases found themselves able to live side-by-side with respect, such as in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria or Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Wahhabism seeks to use state-sponsored oppression through laws, repression of freedom of religion, repression of human rights and state-exported terrorism.
The World Affairs Journal reported in May of 2015 that,
“Saudi Arabia spent $4 billion per year on mosques, madrassas, preachers, students, and textbooks to spread the Wahhabi creed over the next decades. Thousands of Muslim centers sprang up along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and then in Afghanistan itself—training not scholars but jihadis equipped with Wahhabi ideology and American weapons. The madrassas in Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan produced al-Qaeda and the Taliban.”The lives of thousands of American soldiers and countless Muslims and Christians throughout the Middle East who have been killed by Islamic terrorists lies not only at the feet of those who committed heinous acts, but also with the Saudi government for using its wealth to indoctrinate and radicalize Muslims with the Wahhabist ideology that promotes violent jihad.
Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security stated,
“Muslim community leaders estimate that 80 percent of American mosques are under Wahhabi control…Wahhabi control over mosques means control of property, buildings, appointment of imams, training of imams, content of preaching — including faxing of Friday sermons from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — and of literature distributed in mosques and mosque bookstores, notices on bulletin boards, and organizational solicitation. Similar influence extends to prison and military chaplaincies, Islamic elementary and secondary schools (academies), college campus activity, endowment of academic chairs and programs in Middle East studies.”The world’s problem is not so much an “Islam Problem” as a “Wahhabi Problem.” Western nationalists tend to only see Islam in terms of migration and its threat to their own nations. That problem is real, and Islam doesn’t belong in our homelands, but our nationalist struggle exists within a global context. The nationalists in Islamic nations fighting globalism and the twin evils of Zionism and Wahhabism are our allies, not our enemies.
The Saudi government has now committed a new series of atrocities against fellow Muslims in the name of Wahhabism when it “executed 47 men convicted of terror-related offenses and political activism, including a prominent cleric critical of the kingdom’s rulers.” The most destabilizing of these executions for the region was the murder of Nimr al-Nimr, a Shi’ite cleric who had been publicly critical of the Saudi government and their repression of Shi’ite Muslims.
With the act of killing a respected religious leader for simply criticizing the government, Saudi Arabia has further alienated all Shi’ite Muslims in their nation and around the region. The killing of Nimr al-Nimr took the life of one man, but has the possibility of having a cascade effect in the Middle East. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said about this case, “The Saudi government supports terrorist movements and extremists, but confronts domestic critics with oppression and execution… The Saudi government will pay a high price for following these policies,” indicating that the Shi’ite Iran and her allies who are already fighting Saudi-backed fighters in Syria view this as another attack on the religion and peoples of their nations.
Saudi Arabia had kept Nimr al-Nimr in prison for an extended period, indicating that his execution was planned long in advance for the maximum political impact. This of course is occurring with not only the Syrian civil war in the background, but also a Saudi-backed coalition that is killing Shi’ite Muslims in Yemen. Saudi Arabia appears to be doing everything it can to attack Shi’ite Muslims and to embroil the region in more war and conflict.
A destabilized Middle East is of course a good thing for Israel, an increasingly strong ally of the House of Saud. In 2013, it was found that, “Israel and Saudi Arabia are secretly working together on plans for a possible attack against Iran.”
The Jerusalem Post reported this year that,
“The Saudis have increased their behind-the-scenes cooperation with Israel to unprecedented levels. My information is that this extends to major joint security cooperation in the event of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, including Israeli technical aid to defend against a second wave of retaliation against Saudi targets.”
Both Saudi Arabia and Israel have “enemies or rivals in common – Iran, Turkey, Qatar, Hamas in Gaza, and Muslim Brotherhood elsewhere. And they have common allies, too – the US and British military industrial establishments, Fatah strongman and US asset Mohammed Dahlan… today for the first time in their two countries’ history there is open co-ordination between the two military powers.” With America at the head of International Jewry and the British government by their side, Saudi Arabia and Israel are both coalescing as part of the globalist front against nationalism.
For Zionism to last in the Middle East, the Israelis must ensure that Arab nationalist movements, leaders, and nations are destabilized and unable to accomplish their objectives. The House of Saud has similar views on this issue so now the primary power dynamics in the Middle East are between Shi’ite nationalists and a Saudi/Israeli alliance.
The murder of Nimr al-Nimr and the other Shi’ite prisoners was a purposeful attack on Shi’ite Muslims around the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is attempting to provoke more conflict in the region in order to bring in their allies of the United States and Israel to destroy their economic, political and religious enemies. Only when globalism, Wahhabism, and Zionism are removed from the region will there be peace, meaning that the House of Saud will have to be removed as well. Hail victory to our Shi’ite and Arab Nationalist comrades throughout the Islamic world who fight the forces of globalism!