Let me defend you or I will kill you
Friend-and-Ally update. “Al-Qaeda helps curb Saudi unrest,” from Press TV, December 7:
Saudi security services have formed a military militia loyal to Saudi Arabia comprised of al-Qaeda members, according to opposition sources.
The militants are being used to support Saudi Arabia against domestic revolts and foreign threats, according to reports by opposition Saudi sources.
In many ways, if true, this is a victory for al-Qaeda, and bin Laden in particular. What caused the original rift between the latter and the Saudi monarchy is the fact that, when Saddam invaded Kuwait, bin Laden offered to mobilize his mujahidin (i.e., al-Qaeda) to defend the monarchy. The latter refused, opting to rely on U.S. — that is, infidel — military aid, causing bin Laden, and many other Muslims, to accuse the monarchy of apostatizing. Yet here is the Saudi monarchy, after all, enlisting the aid of al-Qaeda in order to defend itself against “foreign threats.”
Saudi officials reportedly formed the military militia after recent polls conducted in Bahrain and northern parts of Saudi Arabia revealed that people in the area will support Iran in the event of a possible US or Israeli attack on the Islamic Republic. The implication is that any aggression against Iran could paralyze the oil-rich country.
It was suggested that activities by the al-Qaeda militia could threaten reformist movements inside the country.
Saudi Arabia has been accused of forging such links before, for example, documents have been discovered which reveal Saudi Arabia formed a group in Yemen in an attempt to crush unrest in the country.
Confessions by members of the group ‘Conquest of Islam’ revealed that they were in contact with Saudi officials and were financially supported by them.
The word for “conquest” here, fatah, not only means “conquest” (or more literally, “openings”), but is the classic Arabic word used to describe the initial Muslim conquests that annexed thousands of miles of infidel land, and thus connotes offensive jihad. Just for the record.
The radical Sunni Islamist group, also known as Fatah al-Islam, was first formed in November 2006. The group was initially supported by Saudi-related political movements in Lebanon, but clashed with the Lebanese army at Nahr al-Bared refugee camp for three months in 2007, killing dozens of people.
As yet, no protest has been made by al-Qaeda to oppose the move by the Saudi security officials.