#READ DOWNLOAD ê Holier than Thou: Saudi Arabia's Islamic Opposition (Policy Papers (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), No. 52.) (Policy Papers (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), No. 52.) ⛓ eBook or E-pub free

#READ DOWNLOAD ⚣ Holier than Thou: Saudi Arabia's Islamic Opposition (Policy Papers (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), No. 52.) (Policy Papers (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), No. 52.) ó There are few countries governed closely by the scriptures of Islam than the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ironically, as historian Joshua Teitelbaum points out in this fascinating Policy Paper, radical fundamentalists still pose the most substantial security threat to the ruling Al Saud family, guardians of Islam s two holiest shrines and the world s largest source of oil Composed of both mainstream Sunni and minority Shii radicals, Saudi Arabia s Islamic opposition poses a new and original threat to the Al Saud by questioning the legitimacy of the family s longstanding claim to govern according to Islamic sharia law Indeed, the radical fundamentalists stand poised to shake the public image of Saudi Arabia as the only Islamic country to have achieved a successful marriage between tradition and modernity This is not just some ideological challenge to the Saudi system of government On the contrary, the Islamic opposition poses a real and present danger to the Saudi regime and to US forces that provide a security umbrella to the Saudis and the other Gulf countries Radical Islamists in Saudi Arabia have already left their violent mark in such bloody attacks as theal Khobar Towers bombing against US forces in Dharan and in the ongoing campaigns of the notorious Osama bin Ladin, whose arrest remains the top priority for both US and Saudi law enforcement officials Indeed, the common interests shared by America and Saudi Arabia in containing a form of religious extremism that targets both countries equally is one of the cornerstones of US Saudi relations in the first decade of the twenty first century Excellent, and important given how misunderstood is Saudi.