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Attack on America

Dr Grant C Richison

June 2016


Right after 9-11 2003 I wrote an article on the internet called “Attack on America.” That article exposed Saudi Arabia and their religion of Wahhabism as the root philosophy behind the terrorism against the US and other western cultures.

I live in a suburb of Orlando where yesterday 49 people were killed by a radical Islamist. Another 53 lay wounded in hospitals in Orlando. That attack was the largest death toll by a gunman in US history up to that point. It was yet another day of infamy for the United States.

Prior to September 11, 2001, we were a nation who felt protected, confident that terrorist attacks only happen “somewhere else.” We thought our intelligence, defense technology and security information guarded us. To our dismay, we were wrong. Now we know that even Americans are not immune to the assaults of hatred from other countries.

Saudi Arabia is at the root of terrorism in the United States. Fifteen of the nineteen attackers on 9-11 were Wahhabi. Wahhabism is the core religion of Saudi Arabia and it is the most violent, extreme views of Islam. About 80% of the mosques in the US are under Saudi influence. The US has a report of Saudi financing 9-11 but to my knowledge they have not released that document yet. They fear repercussions against the Saudis so we are in effect covering for the Saudi government.

The Saudis have financed the building the mosques in the US and pay for the evangelization of US prisoners making our prisons a fertile recruiting ground for radical Islam.

The term Wahhabism is an outsiders’ designation for the religious movement within Islam founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al – Wahhab (1703 – 92). Members describe themselves as muwahhidun (“unitarians”), those who uphold firmly the doctrine that God is one, the only one (wahid). This self-designation points to the movement’s major characteristic, its opposition to any custom and belief threatening and jeopardizing the glorification of the one God. It condemns as illegal and un – Islamic the practice of using the name of any prophet, saint, or angel in a prayer, of calling upon any such beings for intercession and making vows to them, and of visitations to tombs of saints. Adherents insist on a literal interpretation of the Koran and a strict doctrine of predestination.

Abd al – Wahhab, who had spent some years in Medina and various places in Iraq and Iran, won the support of Ibn Saud, ruler of the Najd (now in Saudi Arabia), in 1744, after being expelled from his native city, Uyayna, because of controversial teachings in his Kitab al – tawhid (Book of Unity). The realization of the ideal of an Islamic state based on the Sharia now seemed feasible. Between about 1763 and 1811 the Wahhabi Saudis established control of most of Arabia. Although pushed back by the Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali, they recovered part of their first empire between 1821 and 1833. A long period of decline followed, but, in 1932, Ibn Saud succeeded in establishing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wahhabi teachings have also played a role in the 19th century history of parts of Nigeria, India, and Indonesia.

The Wahhabis today laud the Taliban as those who subscribe to their philosophy. The Taliban, following their takeover of all but the northern sliver of Afghanistan in 1996, became rather notorious in the West for the severity of their imposition of religious law, particularly for ejecting women from all workplaces. No girls may be educated, so the Taliban order, until a proper Islamic school system is in place. So whence come the beliefs behind these policies and the people who hold them? Among the several positive attributes of Marsden’s survey of recent Afghan history is his tracing of Taliban views to the ascetic Sunni Wahhabi movement in 1700s Arabia. The inheritors of Wahhabism, the Saudis, supported the Taliban movement, but Marsden explains that it grew fast for reasons internal to Afghanistan–namely, the perceived corruption of the Mujahidin factions that fought the Soviets and the anarchy their infighting visited upon the country. Striving for objectivity, Marsden elucidates what the Taliban have done, the spectrum of opinion within the movement, and its tense relations with international aid agencies.

By building mosques across the country, sending Americans to the Middle East to be trained as imams and promoting pilgrimages to Mecca, the Saudis have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in an effort to stamp their austere version of Islam on the lives of Muslims in the United States.

We need to expose this evil running rampant in the US otherwise we will neglect it to our peril.