Saudi rulers stand exposed and stripped naked by Wikileaks disclosure that King Abdullah asked the United States of America to launch military strikes on Muslim Iran. Almost a week later a Cairo datelined AP report disclosed that Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal (right) proposed during his talks with U.S.A. diplomat David Satterfield in May 2008 to deploy an Arab military force backed by U.S.A. and NATO airpower to crush Hezbollah and prevent the militant group - and its patron Iran- from taking power in Beirut.
This is an absolute disgrace. Never in the history of Muslims that a ruler, and that too the one claiming to be the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, Masjid Haram in Makka and Madinah Munawwara, turned to the sworn enemies of Islam and Muslims, the United States of America ruled by Jews and the NATO, to launch military strikes on another Muslim country-Iran.
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This may shock ordinary people, however not the knowledgeable people, especially Muslims worldwide. The role of the autocratic and oppressive Saudi regime, installed in power in its present form by the British and the Jews in the aftermath of World War 1, as an integral part of the Jewish sponsored USA-European war against Islam and Muslims, remains an open secret.
According to Wikileaks documents King Abdullah has repeatedly asked the USA to attack Iran. Saudi venom has been such that Saudi Ambassador to Washington Adel al Juberi said that King Abdullah told during his meeting with USA General David Petraeus in April 2008 to cut off the head of the snake-Iran.
The Wikileaks disclosures exposed the treachery and the lowest depth to which the Saudi ruling elements have descended to in collaborating with the enemies of Islam and Muslims. Now the often raised question by Muslims worldwide is whether they are suitable to be the rulers of the land of Islam let alone being the custodian of the Holy Mosques.
Who are these Saudi rulers?
Al Saud was the tribal chief in and around Riyadh early last century. They are an illiterate lot and far away from modern education and civilizations. Economic hardships were the order of the day. Though they called themselves Muslims their day to day life was governed by medieval style tribal customs and traditions. Islam, in its proper perspective disappeared from the region under the European colonial rule which could be described as the Dark Age in the Middle East .On the whole Saudi Arabia and the surrounding Gulf States lived in extreme hardship and no one took any notice of these desert Bedouins until the oil wealth in the early 1970s.
In 1897, the Zionists decided to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Ten years later in 1907 Britain decided at the London Colonial Conference to establish a hostile power which would keep the Middle East in turmoil. This brought Britain and the Zionists together and the two jointly manipulated and brought down Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire during World War 1.
Abdul Aziz Ibn Al Saud (left) and other tribal leaders, heavily bribed, supported and facilitated the British and the Zionists to topple Turkey’s Ottoman and wipe out Islam from there. As part of this conspiracy the British concluded a Treaty of Friendship in 1916, with Abdul Aziz Ibn Al Saud, who by then had established his control over Nejd with the capture of Riyadh.
The Ottoman Empire collapsed during World War 1. In their drive to wipe out Islam the British and the Zionists were quick to abolish Turkey’s caliphate and introduce a secular government headed by a Romanian Jew called Mustafa Kamal who pretended as a Muslim and won the confidence of the Turkish Sultan.
Up to the collapse Ottomans Makka, Madina and Jeddah were under their rule. Ottomans appointed Sharif Hussein, great-great-grandfather of the present American-British Jordanian stooge Abdullah, as the Sharif of Makkah. However during the war Ottoman lost control over Makkah and Jeddah before finally losing Madina in 1919.
Sharif Hussein (left) was keen to maintain the Caliphate system and revive Islamic rule. He tried to govern the Holy cities of Makkah and Madina with a committee represented by Muslims all over the world. With this in mind Sharif Hussein declared himself the Caliph of Makkah on 7 March 1924, four days after the abolition of the caliphate on 3 March 1924.
This provoked the British and the Zionists who were all out to abolish the caliphate and crush any move to unite Muslims which may lead to revival of Islam worldwide. Responding quickly the British and the Zionists provided arms and money to Abdel Aziz Ibn Al Saud to attack Sharif Hussein. Abdel Aziz didn’t miss the chance.
Backed by Britain and the Zionists, he attacked Sharif Hussein, defeated him, prevented the establishment of caliphate and established the Wahhabi rule which was not favourable to the system of caliphate. Thus the caliphate system, which has been the rallying point for Muslims all over the world, was wiped out and the British and Zionists’ control over the region was further strengthened with Abdel Aziz at the helm. Wahhabism was allowed to flourish.
The irony was that Sharif Hussein found refuge under the British who later made his two sons, one a king of Jordan and the other the ruler of Iraq. This is the sad and sickening plight of the Muslim Middle East ruled, almost a century later today, by USA, British, French and Zionists’ appointed stooges, and shamelessly implementing Judeo-Christian conspiracies against Islam and Muslims.
Thus Britain and the Zionists were solely responsible for creating the present Saudi Arabia and installing Al Saud family as the rulers there. As a result the Al Saud family owes a great deal to British and the Zionists. And the Muslim world is paying the price. This is the shameful plight of the Muslim world.
In the early 1980s extremely pro American King Fahd (right), better known for his worldly pleasures than his religious scholarship, appointed himself as the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques- in Makkah and Madina. No one even in Saudi Arabia, let alone the Muslim world, was consulted.
On the other hand which Muslim country could oppose the Al Saud family in view of their iron grip over the two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madina known for their unprecedented sanctity, immense oil wealth and the blind support of the United States of America and Europe.
The scattered and powerless Muslim world simply accepted this reality without any resistance. Perhaps this may be the reason why years ago Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that the ”Holy cities of Makkah and Madina should be liberated from Al Saud family in view of their close collaboration with the Judeo-Christian crusaders against Islam and Muslims and managed by the entire Muslims worldwide."
While Saudi-British relations continued to flourish in the subsequent years, the Al Saudi family’s relations with the United States of America began as early as 1930 when Ibn Saudi selected a USA oil company to explore oil in his country. With that began the USA ‘s serious interest too. Those were the days when Saudi Arabia was very poor and undeveloped, and a top executive of the USA oil company, Jimmy Moffett, a friend of both USA President Roosevelt and Ibn Saud, asked President Roosevelt in 1943 to give economic assistance to the Saudi king.
Saudi’s Islamic credibility has been under a cloud for sometimes in view of their shameful role in the USA led European invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan, and their blind support of Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians, and several other anti-Muslim issues. The Saudis managed to overcome the hostility from worldwide Muslims with their disgraceful dependency on the USA and their money power.
However this balance was shattered with the Wiki Leaks disclosures.
Latheef Farook is a senior journalist who, after working for almost ten years in the Ceylon Daily News and the Ceylon Observer, led a group of journalist to Dubai in 1979 to relaunch Gulf News.