Organizations Using the Internet
Modified 20 June 2006
- Tajdeed (Party for Islamic Renewal) — based in London, a Saudi exile group sympathetic with and widely believed to be tied to the Saudi branch of al Qaeda. Hosts audio and video recordings of al Qaeda and Osama bin Ladin. Affiliated with Radio al-Tajdeed, which is transmitted to the Middle East over the Eutelsat Hotbird satellite from London studios. Sponsored by Mohammed al-Massari and funded through listeners' donations.
- Sahara Muslima Jeeran — A Saudi Salafi site: http://saharamuslima.jeeran.com
MIRA (Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia) —
Opposed to the rule of the current royal family,
led by Saad Mohammad Rashed el-Faqih,
a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" as
per the U.S. Department of Justice since
December 2004 (see
- Previous sites included http://www.islahi.net/ and http://www.miraserve.com/, both now dead.
- MIRA/Islah sites:
- Sites promoting imprisoned Saudi cleric Said bin Mubarek Zuair:
- Qallah (The Castle) —
- Committee for the Defence of Legitimate Rights — ``Voice of the opposition against the Al'Saoud family'' — http://www.cdlr.net/
Interesting financial facts about Saudi Arabia —
The Palestinians living in refugee camps are supported
by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA),
and receive very little support from Saudi Arabia.
In 1948, contributions to UNRWA came from:
- U.S.A. — US$ 25,000,000
- Israel — US$ 3,000,000
- All Arab nations combined — US$ 600,000
In 2001, contributions to UNRWA came from:
- U.S.A. — US$ 83,000,000
- Saudi Arabia — US$ 1,800,000
In 2003, contributions to UNRWA came from:
- U.S.A. — US$ 129,000,000 to UNRWA (about 30% of total), plus US$ 120,000,000 to the Palestinian Authority
- Saudi Arabia — US$ 1,800,000 (about 0.418% of total)
- Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of petroleum in the world, leads OPEC, and had exports (mostly of oil) of US$ 81,200,000,000 in 2000.
Above numbers from:
- Fox News
- Mona Charen (Creators Syndicate)
- In 1948, contributions to UNRWA came from:
- Narus, a major U.S. corporation, has sold the Saudi government the equipment it uses to control and monitor telecommunications.
- Also see the Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda section — he and many of his followers come from Saudi Arabia, and his plans to cleanse the Arabian peninsula have a lot of support there.
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