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  • Secretary of State Kerry rejects notion U.S. is disengaging from world

    01/24/2014 1:56:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Secretary of State Kerry rejects notion U.S. is disengaging from world 4:22pm EST By Lesley Wroughton DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed on Friday as "a myth" suggestions that the United States was withdrawing from world affairs. "I'm perplexed by claims I occasionally hear that somehow America is disengaging from the world - this myth that America is pulling back, or giving up, or standing down. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth," Kerry told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His remarks were seen partly as a response to Saudi Prince Turki...
  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • Saudi National in Boston Bombing being deported on "National Security Grounds"

    04/17/2013 7:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/17/13 | Pamela Geller
    Steve Emerson just broke the shocking news that the Saudi National, Abdul al-Harbi, first questioned in the Boston bombing, is going to be deported on "national security grounds." He is from a very powerful Saudi family with many terrorist ties. Abdul al-Harbi is a devout Muslim from Medina. I said it takes longer than 15 hours to investigate all of Abdul al-Harbi's relatives, friends, acquaintances, and business and school friends. Perhaps a quick look at the Arabic sources should raise the eyebrows of every American relative to the extent of the problem at hand. Many from Al-Harbi’s clan are steeped...
  • Finally, the Clinton Legacy (via Saudi Arabia w/VID)

    11/26/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | 14NOV12 | Diana West
    Saudi Arabia’s [Prince] Turki al Faisal addressing Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative shindig, September 25, 2012: “Muslims will never forget your deliverance of Bosnia-Herzogovenia and Kosovo, and near-deliverance, within 100 meters, of Palestine from occupation.” There by a smiling Chelsea’s side, in a room full of people who warmly approve of the term Israeli “occupation”: her sellout Jewish husband.
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • Saudi Arabia threatens the US over veto

    09/14/2011 12:34:50 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 26 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 9-14-2011 | By TURKI AL-FAISAL, NYT
    The United States must support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations this month or risk losing the little credibility it has in the Arab world. If it does not, American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region. Moreover, Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to cooperate with America in the same way it historically has. With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the “special relationship” between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by...
  • The Anti-American (and Anti-Semitic) Prince

    07/30/2003 11:53:50 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 63+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | By MEMRI
    The Anti-American (and Anti-Semitic) PrinceBy MEMRIFrontPageMagazine.com | July 30, 2003 Prince Amr Muhammad Al-Faysal, who has served ceremonial roles for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, [1] such as attending official functions and escorting high-ranking foreign visitors, is the general agent of the Saudi government's Islamic Insurance Company, [2] and is a frequent contributor to Saudi newspapers such as Arab News. [3] Most recently, on July 27, 2003, he encouraged enemies of the U.S. to study the strategies employed by America's opponents during the Vietnam war and stated that the U.S. army is so weak that Americans should fear an invasion...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Jamaican Cleric Uses Web To Spread Jihad Message

    05/28/2010 3:28:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 404+ views
    SCPR.org - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO ^ | May 25, 2010 | by Dina Temple-Raston, NPR
    SNIPPET: "Young Muslims in the U.S. are becoming radicalized in a new way: on the Internet. Radical clerics such as Abdullah Faisal are directing young Muslim men to take up violent jihad. Faisal, who recently set up shop in Jamaica, has alleged ties to terrorist plots around the world." SNIPPET: "Faisal is one of the best known radical clerics on the Internet today." SNIPPET: "Faisal, 46, is a Jamaican convert to Islam..." SNIPPET: "We met him at an American hotel in Montego Bay. It became clear later that the Jamaican staff all knew exactly who he was and were rattled...
  • Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians

    02/13/2010 11:25:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 596+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | February 11, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: The following text is a quote: Thursday, February 11, 2010 Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians Emergence of Somali-related Islamic extremists puts authorities on high alert By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries NAIROBI, KENYA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a constitutional battle to expand the scope of Islamic courts in the east African country of Kenya threatens to ignite religious tensions at a time when authorities are on high alert against Muslim extremists with ties to Somalia. Authorities took note of sympathizers of Islamic extremists at protest in Nairobi, Kenya last month...
  • Kenyan Prime Minister caves to local Misunderstanders of Islam

    01/17/2010 9:15:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 17, 2010 | Robert
    The PM also appealed to the Muslim community to remain calm and give the government time on their grievances." Grievance? Al-Faisal is a jihad terrorist, but who cares? Muslims, after stabbing and looting and destroying, have grievances! Violent intimidation works again, courtesy Obama's friend Raila Odinga. "Kenyan PM orders investigations into Muslim riots," from Xinhua, January 16 (thanks to Maxwell):
  • "Jihad For Dummies": Shaykh Abdullah al-Faisal

    01/03/2010 3:32:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 744+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "Over the past few weeks, in the aftermath of the Anwar al-Awlaki’s rise to mainstream media prominence, I’ve been asked by several journalists to identify and discuss the role of the influential ‘online celebrity shaykhs.’ At the top of my list of Western jihadist clerics has been a guy known as Shaykh Abdullah al-Faisal. Well, turns out, he’s not just at the top of my list. This Jamaican-born fire-breathing jihadist cleric whose spent time in UK prison for incitement to terrorism was just arrested in Mombasa, Kenya for preaching in Kenyan mosques."
  • Out With Brother Yousef, in with Abdullah as-Sayf Jones

    12/15/2009 2:41:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 483+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN - blog ^ | December 14, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    Note: Videos included at link. “Out With Brother Yousef, in with Abdullah as-Sayf Jones”
  • The English-Language Jihobby Clownshow

    11/21/2009 3:27:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 272+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | November 21, 2009, 8:51 am | Jarret Brachman
    Note: Videos included. "The English-Language Jihobby Clownshow" SNIPPET: "Fishman’s got a useful guest post over at Jihdica this morning. In a nutshell, he describes the fact that Anwar al-Awlaki has not always been uniformly loved by English-language jihadists. He reminds us that at one time, the other major English-language preacher that I’ve been mentioning alongside Al-Awlaki’s name, Shaikh Abdullah al-Faisal, has declared takfir (excommunication) on al-Awlaki. Although this debate is now resolved, and the broader followers of both have recognized that al-Faisal was temporarily off his rocker, it’s nonetheless curious and worth having on the table." SNIPPET: "According to a...
  • Saudi Prince Warns US Ties At Risk Over Approach To Gaza

    01/24/2009 8:43:22 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies · 582+ views
    RIYADH (AFP)--The close relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is under threat after Washington supported Israel's onslaught on the Gaza Strip, a senior Saudi prince warned on Saturday. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former top diplomat and intelligence chief, told CNN television that the U.S. needs to change its tune and exert more pressure on Israel or face a deterioration in its relations with the Middle East. He called Israel's three-week assault on Gaza, which Palestinians say killed more than 1,300 people in the densely populated enclave, "barbaric" and a " catastrophe." Prince Turki said the new U.S. administration of...
  • Mideast: Saudi prince urges US policy change

    01/23/2009 10:10:05 AM PST · by Bokababe · 33 replies · 488+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/23/09 | Staff
    London, 23 Jan. (AKI) - A prominent member of Saudi Arabia's royal family has warned US President Barack Obama that the Middle East peace process was at risk unless Washington altered its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an article published in the British Financial Times Prince Turki al-Faisal said that Israel had come close to "killing the prospect of peace" with its recent military offensive in Gaza. "Unless the new US administration takes forceful steps to prevent any further suffering and slaughter of Palestinians, the peace process, the US-Saudi relationship and the stability of the region are at risk,"...
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • Saudi minister warns of dollar collapse (Threat?)

    11/17/2007 3:16:53 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 133 replies · 404+ views
    The Business ^ | 17 Nov 07 | None
    The dollar could collapse if Opec officially admits considering changing the pricing of oil into alternative currencies such as the euro, the Saudi Arabian foreign minister has warned. Prince Saud Al-Faisal was overheard ruling out a proposal from Iran and Venezuela to discuss pricing crude in a private meeting at the oil cartel's conference. In an embarrassing blunder at the meeting in Riyadh, ministers' microphones were not cut off during a key closed meeting, and Prince Al-Faisal was heard saying: "My feeling is that the mere mention that the Opec countries are studying the issue of the dollar is itself...
  • UK police arrest Islamic cleric for soliciting to kill Jews

    02/19/2002 1:31:25 AM PST · by veronica · 33 replies · 1,259+ views
    Reuters/Haaretz Daily ^ | 2/19/02 | Staff Writer
    A London-based Muslim cleric was arrested by anti-terrorist officers on Monday amid allegations that he urged Muslims to kill Jews and non-believers, police sources said. Abdullah el-Faisal, 38, was seized by Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch officers in a dawn raid at his home in east London on Monday. Born in Jamaica and a convert to Islam, he had been touring Britain urging followers to kill Jews and non-believers, police said. Members of parliament had called for action to be taken against the cleric after it was reported that video tapes carrying his message were on sale in Islamic bookshops in ...
  • Saudis Ask Bush to Work for Cease-Fire

    07/24/2006 5:15:52 AM PDT · by Valin · 25 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | 7/24/06
    WASHINGTON, AP -Saudi Arabia asked President Bush on Sunday to intervene in Israel's military campaign against Hezbollah in Lebanon to stop the mounting deaths, but administration officials said they remain convinced that an immediate cease-fire is not the answer. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said that during an Oval Office meeting with Bush, he gave the president a letter from Saudi King Abdullah asking that Bush help seek an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East conflict. The meeting came on the 12th day of fighting in which Israel has bombed south Beirut and other targets while Hezbollah has rained...
  • Saudis pledge $1 billion for Iraq aid

    11/13/2005 1:48:07 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | November 13 2005
    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said he is less worried that U.S. policies in Iraq will bring on a civil war there, and pledged anew to contribute $1 billion for rebuilding that war-ravaged country's shattered infrastructure. "My fears are much more eased," Prince Saud al-Faisal said Sunday following meetings with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice said Saudi Arabia can do more to root out the sources of terror financing, but said the two countries were working together well. "The reason that countries or leaders are fighting terrorism is not to please us, not to please...
  • "Death by Kindness" Common Sense from Saudi Arabia

    10/10/2004 9:05:37 AM PDT · by trek · 31 replies · 855+ views
    arab news ^ | 10/10/2004 | Amr Mohammed Al-Faisal
    For many people the idea of a state that cares for every aspect of its citizens’ well-being is a highly desirable even utopian ideal. The rise of the “nanny state” in many Western countries was heralded as a triumph of political evolution. For me, this is a highly dangerous prospect. There are several reasons that lead me to this conclusion. Firstly, human beings are, on principle, fallible and corruptible, who will take any opportunity to abuse power when it is placed in their hands. A state which intervenes in the affairs of its citizens to serve their every need inevitably...
  • CIA Rejects Claim It Sought Osama Deal Before 9/11

    11/13/2003 6:01:55 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 16 replies · 281+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 13, 2003 | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - The CIA rejected as fantasy claims in a new book that it tried to negotiate a non-aggression pact with Osama bin Laden just two months before the September 11, 2001 airliner attacks against the United States. Richard Labeviere, author of "The Corridors of Terror," released on Thursday, says the CIA's Dubai station chief approached bin Laden while the al Qaeda leader was being treated for a serious kidney complaint in the United Arab Emirates. He said the meeting took place in the American Hospital in Dubai on July 12, barely eight weeks before al Qaeda militants slammed...
  • NATIONAL DISGRACE, CONT'D - Memo Just Tip of the Iceberg

    04/15/2004 12:19:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 168 replies · 834+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/15/04
    <p>April 15, 2004 -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner has demanded the resignation of Jamie Gorelick as a member of the federal 9/11 Commission. Frankly, given her blatant conflicts of interest, she should never have been appointed in the first place.</p>
  • Gorelick-gate: 9/11 Commission Rocked by Scandal

    04/14/2004 10:55:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 57 replies · 276+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/14/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks may be about to implode amidst partisan recriminations and charges of conflict of interest, with the chairman House Judiciary Committee calling on one of the panel's leading members to resign. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., demanded on Wednesday that former Clinton administration deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick resign from the investigation, charging that she "has an inherent conflict of interest as the author of this memo and as a government official at the center of the events in question." The Gorelick memo, issued under the authority of the Justice Department in 1995,...
  • MARK STEYN: Relativist babble from another planet

    12/03/2003 5:42:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 62 replies · 577+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-3-03 | MARK STEYN
    What 'serious moral goal' justified the murder of British Consul Roger Short in Turkey? For two years now, it's been apparent that increasing numbers of us are living in entirely self-created realities. For example, when I switched on the TV last Thursday, I saw US President George W. Bush being warmly received at Thanksgiving dinner in Baghdad. By contrast, Wayne Madsen, coauthor of America's Nightmare: The Presidency Of George Bush II, saw a phony stunt that took place not at dinnertime but at the crack of dawn. "Our military men and women," he insisted, "were downing turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce,...
  • Lawyer Representing Saudi Arabia is Also Serving on the Presidential 9/11 Commission

    08/08/2003 9:24:19 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 1 replies · 309+ views
    P.L.A. - A Journal of Politics, Law and Autism ^ | Friday, August 08, 2003 | Dwight Meredith
    Gorelick Must Resign the 9/11 Commision Yesterday, I wrote about a number of “wise men” who have chosen to be members of law firms that accepted money to represent Saudi Arabia, Saudi individuals or interests in the law suit brought by the families of the 9/11 victims. Mark Kleiman wonders whose side such persons are on. With regard to James Baker, Mark asks: how hard is it to figure out that the former Secretary of State of the United States shouldn't be carrying water for the foreign power responsible for the largest massacre of Americans ever carried out? The same...
  • Saudis tell Bush: take a breather, give UN another try

    03/23/2003 3:50:48 PM PST · by sarcasm · 51 replies · 928+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 24, 2003
    Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al Faisal, has urged the United States to "have a breather" in its invasion of Iraq and give the United Nations another chance to disarm the country peacefully. "Stop the war, let's sit down, let's have a breather after what we have seen of the destruction," Prince Saud told Western journalists in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The 61-year-old prince also called on Saddam Hussein to "start to think of the sacrifices he can make for his country", implying that the Iraqi leader should seek exile rather than see his country destroyed. While Saudi...
  • Saudi FM arrives in Tehran, says kingdom opposes U.S. strike on Iraq

    08/03/2002 12:54:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 236+ views
    Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal arrived in Tehran Saturday for a one-day visit and was welcomed at Mehrabad International Airport by his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi. Speaking to reporters upon arrival, al-Faisal said that his visit is aimed at examining the stances of the two Islamic states on a wide range of issues. He added he was also carrying a written message from Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz for Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. "Ways of expanding the two countries' relations as well as Middle East issues, including those relating to Iraq and Palestine, will be discussed in meetings...
  • SAUDI KING HAD NO FAITH IN CLINTON OR ALBRIGHT

    07/29/2002 9:27:14 PM PDT · by ernie pantuso · 13 replies · 219+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2002 | Hugh Pope
    In today's WSJ, there was an article on page A12 entitled "Saudi Intelligence Veteran Warns Against a U.S. Invasion of Iraq." The article contained remarks from Prince Turki al-Faisal. He headed Saudi Arabia's external intelligence service for almost thirty years. Anyways, among the most interesting excerpt was this: "Prince Turki, who resigned from the Saudi intelligence service one month before the Sept. 11 attacks, said the Saudi monarchy had long believed Mr. Husseing could be ousted with an internal coup, U.S. air support, and diplomatic measures to keep neighbors such as Iran and Turkey out of the fray. But he...
  • Saudi foreign minister in surprise visit on eve of Sharon talks

    05/07/2002 12:52:54 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 25 replies · 273+ views
    Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal arrived in Washington on Monday in what Arab diplomatic sources termed a surprise visit. The sources said Prince Saud's mission was to ensure that President George Bush pressure visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to agree to a fast-track diplomatic process that would result in a Palestinian state. But Sharon is also bringing to his meeting today with President Bush captured documents as purported evidence that the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry has paid millions of dollars to families of Palestinian suicide bombers and to the terrorist group Hamas. "The Saudis wanted to cover...
  • Saudi Prince says Saudis Duped Into September Attacks -

    01/26/2002 7:45:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies · 204+ views
    yahoo ^ | Saturday January 26 11:03 AM ET | yahoo
    Saturday January 26 11:03 AM ET Saudis Duped Into September Attacks - Saudi Prince PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabians implicated in the September 11 attacks on the United States were unwitting victims of Saudi-born Osama bin Laden (news - web sites), Saudi Arabia's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Saturday. ``The Saudis who perpetrated the attacks of September 11 were betrayed themselves. You can see it in the second video cassette from bin Laden where you can see him laughing, Prince Saud al-Faisal told French newspaper Le Figaro in an interview. ``He dragged fellow countrymen into a suicide ...
  • Saudis Desperate for Russian Help

    04/19/2002 6:35:35 PM PDT · by 11B3 · 114 replies · 372+ views
    STRATFOR ^ | 19 Apr 02 | STRATFOR
    Saudis Desperate for Russian Help 19 April 2002 Summary Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal traveled to Moscow April 18 to seek Russia's help in countering a belligerent U.S. agenda against Iraq. But Saudi Arabia has little to offer Russia and will likely leave empty-handed, so Riyadh will have few options left but to ally with rogue nations Iran and Iraq. Analysis Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal traveled to Moscow April 18 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov. The three talked about Iraq, the recent Saudi-proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and Moscow's...
  • MADE IN THE U.S.A.- Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad. Here's how and why

    06/01/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 1,557+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 06/10/2002 | David E. Kaplan
    Fifteen thousand feet high in Kashmir and armed with a Kalashnikov–that was not how friends thought Jibreel al-Amreekee would end up. All of 19, the restless kid from Atlanta had grown up in a wealthy family attending Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home pulpit of Martin Luther King Jr. A soft-spoken youth with long dreadlocks, al-Amreekee had a passion for sky diving and reading books on the world's religions. One religion that drew his interest was Islam, and while he was at North Carolina Central University, that interest grew into a calling. By 1997, he had converted and was spending his...
  • Massive "Tourism Festival" stats today in Saudi Arabia.

    06/20/2002 8:11:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies · 457+ views
    "Arab News" SAUDI ARABIA'S FIRST ENGLISH DAILY ^ | Friday, June 21, 2002 / 10 Rabi` ath-Thani 1423 | By Yasser Rasheed, Arab News Staff
    Arab NewsSAUDI ARABIA'S FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAILY http://www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?ID=16198 Tourism festival off to a colorful startBy Yasser Rasheed, Arab News Staff Published on Friday, June 21, 2002 JEDDAH, 21 June — Makkah Governor Prince Abdul Majeed, who is also chairman of the Tourism Committee in Jeddah, inaugurated yesterday the activities of Jeddah Tourism Festival at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium in the presence of thousands of visitors. Jeddah Governor Prince Mishaal ibn Majed, chairman of the executive committee of the festival, was also present. The inauguration kick-started a number of popular programs to mark the two-monthlong festival. Prince Abdul Majeed noted...