This is a topic which I would like to shed some light on as I have realized many members of ATS lack knowledge in this area especially understanding
of the different variations in Islam. I will start off with some history first than come onto my main topic so you guys can see how this Saudi/US
relationship was formed initially and how it developed into what we see today which has become a significant factor in the Middle East.
Until now we have mostly heard of two main sects in Islam, Sunni and Shia but the third one that we hardly hear about which is responsible for 90% of
the extremism worldwide are called Wahhabis AKA Khawarij. A few sub sects and groups that have come out of it like the Salafis are basically the same
thing with a different name. You can see this in the chart I picked from Wiki below:
So how did this Wahabi sect come into being and what is its true purpose?
In the 1700s, a Sunni Muslim named 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).
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.
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 1939 King Saud opened the valve
for the first flow of Saudi oil to a naval oil-tanker, and in 1944 the joint enterprise was renamed the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco).
Memoirs Of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy To The Middle East
Confessions of a British Spy and British Enmity Against Islam
Memoirs Of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy To The Middle East or Confessions of a British Spy is a document purporting to be the account by an 18th
century British agent, Hempher, of his instrumental role in founding the conservative Islamic reform movement of Wahhabism.
In the book's story, a British spy named Hempher, working in the early 1700s, disguises himself as a Muslim and infiltrates the Ottoman Empire with
the goal of weakening it. He tells his readers: "when the unity of Muslims is broken and the common sympathy among them is impaired, their forces will
be dissolved and thus we shall easily destroy them... We, the English people, have to make mischief and arouse schism in all our colonies in order
that we may live in welfare and luxury."
Hempher intends ultimately to weaken Muslim morals by promoting "alcohol and fornication," but his first step is to promote innovation and disorder in
Islam by creating Wahhabism, which is to gain credibility by being on the surface morally strict. For this purpose, he enlists "a gullible, hotheaded
young Iraqi in Basra named Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab". Hempher corrupts and flatters Wahhab until the man is willing to found his own sect.
In the story, Hempher is one of 5,000 British agents with the assignment of weakening Muslims, which the British government plans to increase to
100,000 by the end of the 18th century. Hempher writes, "when we reach this number we shall have brought all Muslims under our sway" and Islam will be
rendered "into a miserable state from which it will never recover again."
This leads to a very important question, what in the world is the West doing having such close relationwith such an extremist Islamic sect (Saudi)
that won’t hesitate to kill its own who don’t agree with the same extremist ideology?
Oil could be one reason.
But is that reason good enough to carry on such relations with Saudi who are responsible for:
- Funding and arming extremists (Taliban etc.) worldwide that follow the same Wahhabi brand of Islam.
- Funding and expanding extremist mosques and Madrasas (Islamic schools following Wahhabi brand) worldwide.
- Where all the 9/11 so called hijackers and Osama and Co originate from.
- Where women have to be covered from head to toe and are not allowed to leave their houses without a male family member accompanying them.
- Where women are not allowed to drive.
- Sharia law is practiced to it's most extreme where the religious police, government officials and army are present during the executions even for
being a suspect practicing witchcraft or getting raped. These guys make Iran look like an angel.
WARNING DISTURBING IMAGES!
So why hasn't Saudi been attacked yet due to it's huge support for terrorism, extremist ideology and mass public Sharia executions?
US has decided to trade arms worth billions and cuddle their extremist buddies:
With $30 Billion Arms Deal, U.S. Bolsters Saudi Ties
HONOLULU — Fortifying one of its key allies in the Persian Gulf, the Obama administration announced a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on Thursday,
saying it had agreed to sell F-15 fighter jets valued at nearly $30 billion to the Royal Saudi Air Force.
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