EXCUSE ME BUT WHAT?
Have you been to Morocco? HAve you been to Algeria, Syria, Egypt, Emirates, Mali? These are not crazy countries and let me give you a bit of hostory
about Saudi Arabia. Saudi, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran are different counmtries form the rest and if you have ever visited a Muslim country you can see
that for yourself. So, the 1.3 billion Muslims in the world are all bad? Thats a bit of an ignorant suggestion from your part.
It is a mixture of agreedment with th American goverment, the British Empire and a nutty familyu with a lot of power and influence. The Saudi Family
is one of the most powerful families in the world.
How coincidential America and UK are involved in this eh? As they are always are involvced in everything. If I would called anyone eveil in the world
I would say the cancer, the parasite are the American-British goverment.
Let us talk about Saudi Arabia and how it came to be how it is now:
The Saud family was one of the most power trive in the peninsula.
Muhammad Wahhab (1703-1791) traveled about the Ottoman Empire, comparing what he saw with what Islam was supposed to be according to the Koran. He
began a new movement that denounced all influences in Islam that had developed after the writing of the Koran: luxurious living, Sufi influence,
rationalism, visiting the tombs of saints and asking intercession of the Prophet or the Imams. Wahhab viewed the granting of godly powers to Muhammad
and others as a violation of Islam's strict monotheism. Wahhab's movement labeled all other Muslims as polytheist. They called themselves
"Unitarians," or simply Muslims. Others called them the Wahhabi (Wahabi).
Wahhab was forced to flee from Medina, he was adopted by the Saud family. In 1803 they attacked Mecca and, aware of the slaughter in Kabala, the
Meccans opened their town to Saud rule. In 1813, the Ottoman sultan sent expeditions against Wahhabism. The defeated head of the Saud family was taken
in a cage to Istanbul and beheaded.
In 1914, before the war, Ibn Saud allied himself with the Turks, agreeing that he should have relations with no other foreign power and be committed
to joining Turkish forces in resisting any aggression. When war came Saud opted for neutrality and kept his options open. Then he allied himself with
the British, who offered recognition of the middle of the Arabian Peninsula (namely the Nejd and Hasa) as his and that of his father before him and
his descendants after him -- with the proviso that he and his heirs not be antagonistic toward Britain.
Ibn Saud agreed not to enter into relations with another foreign power and promised to come to the aid of Ibn Saud should he be the victim of
aggression. Britain lent Ibn Saud £20,000, 1,000 weapons and 200,000 rounds of ammunition. Added to this was a subsidy of £5,000 per month. This
strengthened Saud against a territorial rival, the Hashim (Hashimite) family, which in 1915 was allied with Britain's enemy, Turkey.
Matters became more complicated for Saud in 1916, when the Hashim family broke with the Turks and went over to the side of the British -- what became
known as the Arab revolt. Britain began looking after the interests of both ibn Saud and his enemy, and the British would draw territorial lines that
were not to his liking -- especially regarding Kuwait. The Rashid family, however, remained allied with Turkey and supplied by Turkey and the dominant
power on the Arabian Peninsula.
In May 1919 and in 1920, Ibn Saud marched against the Rashids. He defeated them in 1921, reconciled with them, marrying the widow of their now dead
ruler. His territory now extended north to territory that the British had given to the Hashemite brothers whom they had made kings of Transjordan and
In 1932 Saud gave the name of Saudi Arabia and declared himself king. he forbade the name of the prophet Mohammed in Mosques and many other laws
In 1933, Saudi Arabia and the United States established diplomatic relations, and that year the kingdom granted a concession to Standard Oil of
California (now Chevron) to explore and to produce oil. A commercially significant amount of oil had been discovered in Iran around 25 years earlier
and in Iraq four years earlier. The Saudis were not very hopeful, but they had made their agreement with a U.S. company, which had the advantage of
not being British -- Britain being the dominant power in the region and not well liked by Saud (now).
In 1938, while searching for water, United States geologists in Saudi Arabia found oil instead -- much of it. The largest known source of oil in the
world were discovered. Needing people who knew how to develop and operate oil fields, ibn Saud invited U.S. oil companies to his kingdom, the king's
government facing criticism by some who believed that inviting foreigners to the kingdom was un-Islamic. Many in Saudi Arabia remained hostile to
foreigners. The monarchy clung to practicality and set up a joint enterprise with a number of U.S. oil companies.
In conclusion; Without the Biriths and the Americans, this country wouldnt have been what it is today and everyone in the Muslim world knows that this
family is full of corruption. I know many many people from Saudi Arabia and they hate their country specially because teh wealth is not distributed
equally like other rich Muslim countries like the Emirates.
They have extreme regulations against demonstrations and anything to do with being against their own country which siw hy you never see anyone saying
anything in Saudi Arabia or at least it doesnt get out of the country.
All of this regulations are under the Salafi school, nothing to do with the fundamental Sharia Law. Sharia Law varies from country to country. I f you
visit Morocco, which is under Sharia Law you can see the many dfferent variations. In Morocco you can find alcohol, you can choose to wear a scarf,
West clothes, etc. There are Jews in Marrakech for example living in the Mellah (Jewish quarter) living side by side with the Muslim Moroccans. There
is also Sufism Islam which is prohibited in Saudi Arabia.
I believe one of the reasons America sniffing about in the area is because they knew there was oil around there and they didnt have any proof. Might
as well help and finance a country, be a "friend" and later milk their resources.
Please, do not be so bigoted and ignorant when you give opinions in a topic that you clearly dont have inverstigated enough about.
You really think Saudis are against Americans? Every time I talk to Saudis and I talk to many as it is part of my job, they praise America as the
ultimate perfect country to live. You clearly have never talked to a Muslim, never have talked to a Saudi or never have visited a Muslim
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