By Ghali Hassan
people around the world wrongly believe that Saudi Arabia “represents” Islam.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Islam is not represented by any
nation, at least not Saudi Arabia. Like all enemies of Islam, Saudi Arabia has
blackened the name of Islam.
its creation by the Anglo-American imperialism in the early 1930s, Saudi Arabia
has served AngloZionism interests with distinction at the expense of Islam, the
region, and the people of the region, including the people of Saudi Arabia. As
AngloZionism most obedient regime, the Saudi regime – the House of Al-Saud, a
Mafia-like tyranny – has plotted (with U.S.-Israel and Britain complicity)
against Muslim-majority nations from Palestine to Egypt and from Afghanistan to
Iraq and Iran, and from Libya to Syria and Yemen, creating one humanitarian
catastrophe after another. The Saudi-sponsored terror in Syria, Iraq and in
Yemen, and its ongoing animosity and threats (colluding with the fascist regime
of Benyamin Netanyahu) towards Iran are for everyone to see. In fact, overwhelming
evidence shows that the Saudi regime has a record of active complicity in every
U.S. war against Muslim-majority nations. The Saudi regime collusion with the
Israeli fascist regime poses the biggest threat to the entire region. The two
religio-extremist regimes have much in common and their alliance is not
different from that of Hitler-Mussolini alliance. Together, they have been and
remain the greatest destabiliser of peace and prosperity in the region.
Saudi regime services to AngloZionism go way beyond merely propelling U.S.
economy and supplying oil to the U.S., which has significantly declined in
importance. It involves vital interests of: (1) maintaining the dollar as the
global exchange currency for oil trade, (2) massive annual purchases (in hundreds
of billions of dollars) of U.S., British, French, and Canadian weapons, (3)
funding of many C.I.A. clandestine terror operations – including recruiting,
financing and arming al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists – around the world, and (4)
the projection of Anglo-Zionist power across the Middle East and West Asia,
including helping Israel in the dispossession of the Palestinians. As U.S.
President Donald Trump acknowledged recently: Among many things, the Saudis
have “been helping us a lot with respect to Israel. They’ve been funding a lot
of things”, including mass atrocities and terror
second most important service to AngloZionism is Saudi Arabia apparent version
of “religious extremism” or Wahhabism. The Saudi regime uses Wahhabism as a
political subterfuge to recruit terrorists, and to spread not only Saudi, but
also U.S. influence throughout West Asia, Africa and beyond. International
terrorism – masquerading as “Islamic terrorism” – has been a joint venture of
the U.S., Britain, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) theocratic tyrannies. International terrorism is not only used by the
U.S. and its allies to demonise Islam and Muslims but also as a proxy army to
attack majority-Muslim nations.
tyrannical Saudi regime has turned Saudi Arabia into an example of intolerance,
extremism and the world’s most regressive regime. The Saudi regime regularly
ranked as one of the “worst of the worst” by Freedom House annual survey of
political and civil rights. The barbaric preaches and practices of the Saudi
regime are antithetical to Islam and the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad
(Peace and Blessings be Upon Him). Apart from Mecca – Islam’s holiest city and
Prophet Muhammad birthplace – and al-Madinah – Prophet Muhammad burial place –,
Saudi Arabia has nothing to contribute to Islam. The Saudi regime lives by the
sword and rules according to pre-Islamic (dark age) tribal vengeance law. This
barbaric Saudi regime does not deserve to be the custodian of Islam’s most holy
and sacred sites.
Arabia and its “Islamic” extremism are cleverly used by the U.S., Europe and
Israel to justify demonising and attacking Muslims, particularly Arabs Islam.
Islam is portrayed as violent, backward and misogynist religion. The same goes
for Arabs and Muslims. If Westerners
want to criticise Arabs and Islam, Saudi Arabia provides (a distorted) image of
Islam. In fact, Saudi Arabia distorts the true teaching and image of Islam as a
way of life and has for decades been destroying Islamic heritage, including
Islam’s holiest stone of the Ka’ba.
Saudi regime relies on U.S.-British protection and promotion, including the
elevation of Clown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS as he is known in the West)
to the rank of “reformist”, a.k.a. Western-oriented. The ill-informed garbage bag Clown Prince is
directly responsible for the murder of Mr Khashoggi. The Saudi regime is always
depicted by Western politicians and Western media as the region “leader”.
However, very often U.S. leaders remind the Saudi stooges who is boss. Because
without the U.S. and Britain, the Saudi regime wouldn’t have survived seven
decades, not because of external threat, but because the oppressed Saudi people
will revolt and take the regime down. As President Trump reminded the current
Saudi ruler: “I love the king [of Saudi Arabia], King Salman, but I said:
‘King, we’re protecting you. You might not be there for two weeks without us.
You have to pay for your military, you have to pay”. In his last speech in
Minnesota, Trump said: “Excuse me, King Salman, he is my friend, ‘do you mind
paying for the military? Do you mind? Pay!’… I said, ‘do you mind paying?’ ‘But
nobody has asked me’, I said ‘but I’m asking you, King.” It was humiliating. Of
course, the Saudi regime pays, not only to stay in power but also to destroy
nations that challenge its extremist ideology as it did pay for the
U.S.-Britain illegal aggression and wanton destruction of Iraq, Libya, Syria
its services to Anglo-Zionism, the Saudi regime is allowed to get away with
heinous war crimes and abhorrent human right abuses at home and abroad. The
unprovoked violent aggression against the people of Yemen and the premediated
murder and decapitation of the U.S.-based Washington Post journalist and former
Saudi-C.I.A. asset Mr Jamal Khashoggi are current examples.
murder of Mr Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by a 15-member Saudi
death-squad was a criminal act perpetuated by a Mafia-like regime that have
been beheading and even crucifying its critics and opponents for decades with
Western blessing. President Trump called it, “the worst coverup in history” of
criminal coverups, helped of course by no other than the U.S. It was “a total
fiasco from day one”, Trump added. The Saudi regime was self-defeating, it has
not thought about the consequences of its gruesome crime.
we were told Mr Khashoggi supposedly left the Consulate from a “backdoor” and
there was blanket denial of any Saudi regime involvement. Then, a “fistfight”
broke out and Khashoggi was killed inside the Consulate. And now it was an
“aberration” or “huge and grave mistake” that he died in the Saudi Consulate.
It was a preposterous explanation to coverup Khashoggi’s murder. It was obvious
that Khashoggi was tortured to death and decapitated Saudi-style. It was a
premediated murder, according to Saudi Attorney-General Saud al-Mojeb
confirming Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who – while holding back
vital and damning evidence – revealed that, it was a “pre-planned” gangsters’
operation rather than a spontaneous incident. “No sooner had the Saudis issued
their latest lie to coverup previous lies, U.S. President Trump was lending
White House prestige to travesty”, writes columnist Finian Cunningham. Like all
his predecessors, Trump is cosying up to the Saudi tyrants. British media that
Khashoggi was about to disclose details of the Saudi regime’s use of chemical
weapons in its war on Yemen when he was killed.
also bear in mind that, the Saudi rulers wouldn’t have acted so recklessly
unless they were certain of U.S. green light and complicity. The U.S. is
complicit in their long list of crimes, and for decades the U.S. has been
providing political-diplomatic cover for Saudi criminal policies that have caused
disastrous consequences for the region. According to a Bloomberg report, the
U.S. knew the Saudis planned to seize Mr Khashoggi because the C.I.A. had
intercepted communications between Saudi officials discussing the plan.
Furthermore, the Saudi regime did inform British intelligence (MI6) of its
intention to abduct and kill Khashoggi three weeks before he was murdered.
course, it was not the first time. The Saudi regime have for years been
abducting dissidents abroad and returning them to the Kingdom to be secretly
murdered. “There is a long and shameful history of Saudi Arabia abducting
dissidents and bringing them back to the kingdom and they never appear again,”
says Bruce Riedel, a former C.I.A. agent and now a senior fellow at the
Brookings Institution. There are thousands of male and female scholars,
clerics, intellectuals, economists, university professors, and political
activists languishing in Saudi jails, ignored by Amnesty International and
Human Rights Watch. (For more see: Telesurtv.net).
imagine an Iranian journalist residing in the U.S. or Europe had walked into
the Iranian Consulate in Istanbul and never came out alive. It transpired that
he was murdered inside the Iranian Consulate by an Iranian death-squad sent to
Turkey from Tehran. You can be sure that the U.S. and its allies will demand
the UN Security Council urgently convene to condemn the Iranian regime. The
U.S. and it allies will impose harsh sanctions on Iran and would call for
airstrikes on targets in Iran. Western-based “human rights” organisations will
demand severe actions against Iran. When
it comes to double standards and hypocrisy, the U.S. and its allies are the
world’s champions of double standards and hypocrisy. The deafening silence of
the British government and the British media is outrageous, considering their
ongoing attacks on Russia regarding the Skripal scandal.
March 2015, a Saudi-led “Coalition” of tyrants – including Kuwait, the United
Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Senegal – bribed a
coerced by the Saudi regime have waged a criminal war on Yemen and terrorised
the Yemeni people. Actively armed and supported by Western regimes and Israel,
the tyrants have killed tens of thousands of defenceless Yemeni civilians –
according to UNHRC 50,00 children were killed by daily Saudi air raids using
British-made bombs and U.S.-supplied war planes –, destroying Yemen’s civilian
infrastructures and causing a deadly cholera epidemic and famine for more than 10 million people.
Saudi-led air strikes – guided by U.S. and British Special Forces – have
systematically bombed Yemen’s civilian infrastructure destroying Yemen’s public
water and sewage systems.
Saudi regime war crimes in Yemen is modelled on its Anglo-Zionist masters, the
U.S., Britain and Israel war crimes in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The Saudi-led
Coalition’s blockade of food and medicine into Yemen has also brought the
country to the brink of famine. Some 18 million Yemenis now at risk of starving
to death — including over 5 million children, while thousands more are dying
from preventable diseases in a country which is under indiscriminate daily
bombardment by the Saudi regime. According to the UN Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: “An alarming 22.2 million people in Yemen
need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, an estimated 17.8
million are food insecure — 8.4 million people are severely food insecure and
at risk of starvation — 16 million lack access to safe water and sanitation,
and 16.4 million lack access to adequate healthcare. Needs across the country
have increased steadily, with 11.3 million who are in acute need — an increase
of more than one million people in acute need of humanitarian assistance to
survive”. Furthermore, at least 14 million Yemenis are facing “pre-famine
conditions,” relying on food aid for their very survival. The U.S. and European
regimes are complicit and shared responsibility for the deaths and atrocities
caused by Saudi barbarism, because without their weapons, many Yemini women and
children would be alive today.
study for the World Peace Foundation by Professor Martha Mundy of London School
of Economics writes: “While the US and UK back their Coalition allies
unfailingly in their wider political and strategic objectives, the two major
Arab actors in the Coalition, Saudi Arabia and the [UA] Emirates, have
different economic priorities in the war. That of Saudi Arabia is oil wealth,
including preventing a united Yemen’s use of its own oil revenues, and developing
a new pipeline through Yemen to the Indian Ocean; that of the Emirates is
[colonisation and] control over seaports, for trade, tourism and fish wealth.
The attack on al-Hudayda [a major port] explicitly aims to complete the
economic war militarily. That the immense suffering of Yemen’s people has still
not brought surrender by those in San?a [the Yemeni capital] does not give
credibility to the tactic of further hunger and disease. Yet for the Coalition,
as a senior Saudi diplomat responded (off the record) to a question about
threatened starvation: ‘Once we control them, we will feed them,’” according to
Saudi barbaric agenda. What the Saudi regime is doing in Yemen is not different
from what the U.S., British and Israeli regimes have been doing in the region
for decades. The media play an important role in diverting public attention
away by turning blind eye to Western atrocities. One hardly hears about Saudi
atrocities in Yemen and Israel’s terror in Palestine. While the outrage over
Khashoggi’s murder is justified, one wonders why is the death of one privilege
“journalist” receives global coverage by Western media while the deaths of
hundreds of thousands of Yemenis by ongoing Saudi aggression are ignored?
it is worth noting that, while Saudi Arabia is among the wealthiest regimes in
the world, the country remains backward, completely dependent on the sale of
oil and foreign imports. Youth unemployment is very high. Most of Saudi
Arabia’s wealth is wasted by the regime on purchasing weapons and indulging in
decadence “entertainments”. The U.S. primary goal has been to keep Saudi Arabia
(and all the fiefdoms of the Gulf) backward, feudal and unindustrialised to
benefit U.S.-Western industries. In fact, the U.S. has an agenda to keep
countries under its tump, dependent, backward and in constant conflict. It is
not Saudi Arabia that is known for its advanced public health care and
education system. Iraq and Syria were the region’s envy, with very advanced
free public health care and free public education. Libya had the region’s
highest Human Development Index (HDI) under the leadership of Muammar
al-Qadhafi. Iraq and Libya have been terrorised and destroyed violently. Their
massive reserves of gold and oil reserves (assets) were stolen by the U.S. and its
vassal states allies, including Saudi Arabia and other Gulf fiefdom regimes.
Saudi regime and its barbaric practices and politics have no place in Islam.
The murder of the Jamal Khashoggi, one of countless murders by the Saudi
regime, is an opportunity for civilised nations to distance themselves from and
pressure the Saudi regime to change its barbaric behaviour, stop arming and
financing international terrorists and end its aggression against the people of
Yemen. It is the duty of the people of Saudi Arabia to remove the dark stain
that has blackened the images of Islam for decades.
Ghali Hassan is an independent political analyst
living in Australia.