The Excesses Of The House Of Saud By @okeowolo
The religion of Islam was not sent to a particular people but rather the whole of mankind, and a testament to this is the spread of Islam since it was revealed some 1440 years ago through our Blessed Prophet Mohammad (SAW). The teachings of the Prophet are peace and religious tolerance and Islam is a religion that recognizes the other and extends the arm of brotherhood to both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to live in peace side by side. Over the centuries the understanding of Islam has been interpreted by different scholars and schools of thought that is why today we have the Salafist, Maliki, Hanbalis, Hannafi, the Shiites and others. Still they all maintain the 5 pillars of Islam as their creed and use the same Quran (Holy Book of Islam) but differ in some interpretations and execution of some Islamic laws and practice.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia before it took this name was a peninsula and still a peninsula with different emirates control and governed by Head of tribes. Then the Al Saud of the province of Nejd combined forces with Mohammad ibn Abdal-Wahhab, a well-known powerful scholar to wage war and conquer all other peninsula, in the quest to subjugate them under the Saud family. With this, all other schools of thought were squashed, only Wahhabism a concerted version of Islam named after its founder, Wahab was allowed throughout the kingdom. Al Saud consolidated power and pronounced himself the king and supreme ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, descendant of Al Saud are now to be referred to as Prince and Princess. More so, all aspects of government are control and headed by members of the royal family. With the discovery of oil, a lavish life style ensued for the oil sheiks and their relatives. But to consolidate more power, the teaching of Wahhabism was not only restricted to the Kingdom but must be propagated all over the world. With billions of oil resources in their coffers they were able to propagate the teachings of Wahhabism by spending billions all over the world, at the same time depriving and brutalizing other sects that exist within their Kingdom and aiming to spread chaos and unrest in other countries that teaches anything other than Wahhabism within the Arab world and world over.
The Saudi oligarchy since its rise to power has dominated all sphere of life in the kingdom, suppressing and strangling both internal and external revolts, in order to maintain the dictatorship status quo. With the billions accruing to it from the sale of its crude, the kingdom engages in the granting of billions as loans and grant to other countries in the region and most times try to influence the internal politics of the receiving country in order to suppress the citizenry of that country from a true democratic process. They also use their oil money to support not only Wahhabism but tyrants, who suppress their people and hold on to power for years through undemocratic process of ruling. Tyrants like Mubarak of Egypt and Zaid Abu of Tunisia are some of the beneficiaries of the Saud type of benevolence.
Bahrain is predominantly Shiites but the tyrannical ruling class is Sunni that is why there is political and religious unrest there at present. But due to the closeness of the ruling Al- Khalifa family to the Al-Sauds of Saudi Arabia, the uprising there is been suppressed with Saudi tanks and weapons with hundreds killed so far. Yemen is also suffering the same daily massacre while the world remains silent in order not to anger the oil sheiks backed by American armor. Enclaves like Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, and other Arab countries are kingdoms, and are ruled by a particular royal family who are mostly Sunni Muslims, except for Syria and Lebanon, which has a relatively mixed population and are presently in chaos, thanks to the oil sheiks. The Muslim world and the world must know that the instability in Egypt and the oust of it’s first democratically elected President is part of the Saudi survivalist policy. A democratic Egypt is a threat to the Saud family existence, so all protesters must be burnt alive, the wounded murdered and the sanctity of the mosque must be thrown out the window.
The Mursi led Egyptian government was a government elected post the Arab spring revolution. Its economy was in shambles after decades of Mubarak dictatorship. The country’s reliance on tourist revenue could not sustain the economy and the IMF under the influence of the United States refused to grant it a loan. The Saudi government starved it of funds in retaliation for Mubarak ouster; the United States who usually funds the Mubarak region with billions of dollars every year in return for peace with Israel also deprived the Mursi government. With little or no fund at its disposal, there was very little a Mursi government could do to satisfy the huge expectations in a post Mubarak Egypt. These, plus Mursi’s inability to run a plural government and the infiltration of the Wahhabi followers who started publicly killing Shiias and Coptic Christians, prompted and fueled the unrest, which later culminated in a coup. Even though, Mursi had earlier naively pleased the Americans by retaining the Camp David accord with Israel, that still didn’t stop the Americans from giving the order to oust Mursi, while Saudi Arabia foot the bill for the military to topple a popularly elected government. No wonder then, that immediately after the Egyptian security forces commenced their massacre of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members and President Mohammed Mursi’s supporters sit-ins at the Rabea Al-Adawiya and Nahda squares in Cairo, the house of Al-Saud were the first to congratulate the Military junta for “cracking down on terrorists.” Where then is the “Muslim brotherhood” propagated by the Holy Prophet, if I may ask. The Saudi government has since pledged its support for the military junta to permanently silence the Muslim brotherhood, and has given billions of dollars in grant after the coup.
Equally, the Saud family is in the forefront of championing the ousting of the President of Syria and the outer destruction of a country that has been the cradle of Prophet hood. In fact, Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) visited Syria twice on commerce before he became a Prophet. More so, shrines of some members of the Holy Prophet’s household and some Saabas (followers) are located in Syria. Yet, they are virtually bank rolling all the attacks on Syria by paying the salaries of rebels and equally paying for American weapons which are used to arm rebels and terrorists alike. If the Saudis who are suppose to be peace makers, due to their claim as “custodians of the 2 holy mosques” are also promoters, funders of rancour and conflict, resulting to the death of thousands of innocent men, women and children, then the entire Muslim Ummah must have a rethink or be eternally doomed.
While common sense points to the fact that the Sarin gas that killed hundreds in Syria on August 21 may actually have been used or mishandled by the rebels who are loosing and desperate for the Obama “redline” to be crossed and with investigation still going on the Saudi family came out in support of the bombardment and destruction of Syria. We have to also remember that Assad is intrinsically opposed to Israel and strongly supports the struggle against Israeli oppression and brutality through the support for Palestinian HAMAS and Lebanese Hezbollah. So Israel is the real reason why the United States, strongly urged on by the powerful Zionist lobby, were discussing attack on Syria.
So what will an already rumbled Syria profit the Saudis? Is Assad paying the price for having a good relation with Iran, which is one of the very few truly Independent countries in the world? Is the Syrian war funded by Al-Saud as a result of America and Israeli’s attempt to crush the Iran-led resistance that will not allow Israel to establish its hegemony in the middle East and America to lord over the world? Or are the Al-Saud lords fast loosing followers of their concocted Wahhabism (a distortion of Islam) and afraid of Shiism as an alternative ideology represented by Iran? For God’s sake, are these Arab puppets (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordon, Bahrain, UAE) saying Sunnism means the worship of America and Israel? Otherwise, why is Saudi Arabia at the forefront of funding all battles against any manifestation of Islam in the Middle East? Remember Iran/Iraq war and their support for Saddam Hussein? Then their full support for American invasion and war against Saddam and the continual funding of the daily bombing of innocent people on the streets and mosques in Iraq post Saddam. If the latter is a fight against Shiism in Iraq, what reason do they have for supporting the killing of ordinary protesters and members of the Muslim brotherhood who are Sunni in Egypt?
If the argument against Assad is that he is a dictator and must be removed, what is the political structure in Saudi Arabia? What gives Al-Saud the moral authority to condemn Assad? Is this not a case of kettle calling pot black? The truth be told, President Bashar Al-Assad is doing good for the Syrian people, considering that Syria is a country with little or no resources, no oil and no gas, compared to many of its neighbours. Yet, the Syrian citizens are amongst the most comfortable. The call for the bombardment of Syria by Saudi Arabia and other puppet dictator regimes like Qatar, Jordon and Bahrain have little to do with the human crisis in Syria, but more to do with the survival of the oil sheiks and the house of Saud, in the face of citizenry awareness and quest for freedom and human dignity.
Is it not suspicious that 80% of the 9/11 twin tower bombers were Saudi nationals and the United States laid the blames on the footsteps of Iraq and Afghanistan?. Even giving special concession to fly out Saudi royal family members out of the United States when all planes were not allowed to fly. The Al-Saud family should be put under the microscope and observed succinctly in the role they play, not only in the Arab world, but also worldwide. The religion of Islam should be sieved away from “Saudi America” (Saudi Arabia is like an American regime in Riyadh) and the Muslim world should know that the religion of Islam is forever, while that of the Al-Saud family has only lasted a century plus and dwindling with time.
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