Saudi Arabia is a leader in the war against terrorism. My country brought the world together for an international conference in 2005 to align nations in the fight against terrorism. The kingdom contributed more than $100 million to create a global center for counterterrorism at the United Nations and established a 40-member Islamic Military Coalition to combat terrorism and extremism. It also is a member of the U.S.-led Global Coalition to Counter ISIL and is part of the coalition’s continuing military
The United States relationship with Saudi Arabia is one that begun on February 14, 1945 when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met King Al-Saud at the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal. After World War II the United States became the most influential foreign power in Saudi Arabia. US’s main interest was focused in the direction of the oil industry. Then in 1960 Saudi Arabia was one of the main driving forces in the creation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). During the Cold War, Saudis favored the United States while the two also continued to but heads over the issue concerning the ever present Israeli-Arab conflict. Americas constant support for Israel has, and will continue to be an issue that brings about confrontation between the Saudis and the United States. Foreign relation ties never were as intense as they were during the Persian Gulf War. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait posed a potential threat to the Saudis provoking the United States to intervene. The Saudis allowed the United States to have access to their bases during this time. Since that time, our troops have remained there which is something that has led to much controversy because many Islamist believe that we our occupying their holy land. This has sparked many extremist to take action, most notably Osama Bin Laden who used this reasoning to justify the horrors of 9/11. Post 9/11 opened a new chapter to US-Saudi
The definition of ''radicalization'' continues to be subject to much debates and controversy. Many have put forward their own understandings, providing different challenges in conceptualizing this term. As mentioned at the introduction, the term ''radicalization'' has many meanings and while it may not have an accepted definition some critics have voiced their concerns that the idea of radicalization could be used to ''criminalize protest, dishonor any form of radical thinking and label political disagreement as potentially dangerous'' (Neumann, 2008: 3). While it is an established concept, defining radicalization poses challenges of perception, ideology and religion.
Osama bin Laden is a powerful influential leader to his followers. He also has significance approaches to them as well. Bin laden created a new group in 1988 called al-Qaeda (“the base”) to where it would focus on a symbolic act of terrorism instead of military campaign. A year later in 1989 the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan, soon after that bin laden returned to Saudi Arabia to step up fundraising for the new and more complicated mission (History.com 2009). The pro-Western Saudi royal family feared that bin Laden’s fiery pan-Islamist rhetoric might cause trouble in the kingdom, so they tried to keep him quite as they could. Therefore, the royal family took away his passport and refused to accept his offer to send “Afghan Arabs” to guard the borders after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 (History.com 2009). However, the Saudi royal family did not make it any better when they sought help from the “infidel” U.S. instead. Since bin Laden was furious about being snubbed by the Saudi royal family, he vowed that it would be al-Qaeda, and not the Americans, who would one day; prove to be “master of this world.”
The appeal and spread of radical Islam within the United States is becoming a serious national security risk. In the past radical Islamic groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda placed cells in the United States for the purpose of taking down the American establishment through domestic terrorism. In order to counter and even stop this phenomenon, it is essential that law enforcing and the intelligence community understand what makes Radical Islam so appealing. Moreover, Once Officials figure out the appeal of radical Islam, only then can an effective strategy to combat radical Islam be made and implemented. Current methods for abolishing radical Islam are not working if anything it has made the situation worse. Therefore, a new strategy is
In order to promote a peaceful global climate, global accountability from outside countries is necessary to keep Saudi Arabia from infringing on the rights of individuals both within and outside their borders. The overall sociopolitical ideology of Saudi Arabia, operating culturally under a patriarchal system of absolute power, is dangerous to the fabric of humanity. Militant intervention into the
Islam is a religious culture that is torn and divided, at one end radical Islamic extremists struggle to fight what they consider a "holy war" by corrupting Muslim followers into believing that westerner globalization will stand in the way of the purity of Islam. These views
Saudi Arabia. It's the Saudi's who pushed for a so called 'holy war' against the Russians in Afghanistan, back in the 1980s. It's the Saudi's who pushed the UN to invade Iraq in the 1990s, and who anxiously supported the coalition invasion of Iraq in 2003. Where did 16 of the 19 September the 11th hijackers came from? Wait for it...Saudi Arabia, which also gave us the rise of Bin Landen. It's Saudi Arabia who funds terrorists in Syria, turns a blind eye to the rise of the AQAP (Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) in Yemen, and who now promises to build 200 mosques in Germany....to spread their message of Wahhabi hate. It's the Wahhabi's of Saudi Arabia who force women to wear the niqab, which is becoming more common on the streets of London. It's the Wahabbi's who behead pagans and apostates, throw gays from rooftops, ban women from driving, and refuse under any circumstance for any social liberal reforms to be carried
Although Saudi Arabia and America are allies, they differentiate with their own set of unique customs and traditions. In the American culture, the media is a free press that sometimes issues ‘uncontrolled’ information to the public, often resulting in debates. The Arab media, however, is monitored by the authorities, and sometimes with the command of the Islamic clergymen. The media in Saudi Arabia is often manipulated and censored. Another difference is teach country’s religious beliefs. In the United States, Americans have their own individualistic view on faith where each person is entitled to decide what religion they wish to worship. Americans can even decide if they want to practice a religion or not. However in Saudi Arabia, the retention of the
Another misrepresentation of Islam is that women are severely discriminated against in this religion. It’s safe to say though it’s true in Iran and Saudi Arabia, but majority of Islam nations have equal rights as males do in their country. It’s not because a religion suppresses women, it’s the government that suppresses them. Our closest ally is Saudi Arabia in the Middle East is the extremist when it comes to freedom in their society. Why don’t we sanction them for their humanitarian crimes they do in their society? We get very cheap crude oil from them, and against the Country’s agenda to intervene. Saudi Arabia actually beheads nearly twice as many women and men than ISIS has this year. (Source 9) Saudi Arabia government won’t even let women
Nearly everyone has heard about Islam and the Arab world. In addition, many countries have already faced issues with the Muslim believers. Islam has caused problems, terrorist attacks, anti-democracy all over the world. They were also very successful in sending a message of who they truly are. People who are literally obedient to the Islamic faith are called Islamic Extremists. People, who are of the Islamic faith however desire to survive in peace without tribulations are not considered obedient or dutiful to the Islamic faith, these people are called moderate Muslims. Therefore, the Islamic religious extremists are the major group in Islam who follow the Qur’an word for word and create extreme violence that moderate
Terrorism is a form of communication because it gets the attention of major countries, it widens a terrorist group’s publicity, and it exposes a goal that a group of people want to achieve to the general public. A good analogy for terrorism would be to think of it as the younger sibling in a family of four. You have the mom, the dad, the older sibling and the younger sibling. Then say the older sibling is getting all the praise and attention from the parents and the younger sibling sees that and wants attention too and it starts doing nice things for attention such as cleaning up, and being nice but that’s not working so it starts to act up. The younger sibling starts throwing fits and making a mess just to get attention and it starts to work. That’s what terrorism is. Most times terrorism comes from groups and political organizations (ISIS, Al-Qaeda Taliban, IRA) whose original intentions we good and started off doing good things for the people but they weren’t getting the attention of major countries and their governments. So
Violence and terrorism are significant challenges in the world economy today. Terrorism has been in existence since before the beginning of recorded human history. The scope of terrorism and its rates of occurrence have grown significantly in the recent past due to factors such as globalization of commerce, transport of people, and information exchange. Some of the key elements contributing directly to the terrorism problem include the ideological competition and economic challenges these issues may result in cooperative aggression by far flung individuals who are like-minded in their quest for political or social relevance. This report focuses on the social aspects that have contributed to the development of terrorism in Russia’s North Caucasus
Radicalization by definition is not political, religious, or ideological group. However, the term radicalization in its current form is most often used to describe a phenomenon that leads to home-grown terrorism. Al-Qaeda is one of the known groups that is responsible for homegrown attacks in the United States. Another group known today is called ISIS, and have the same interests of recruiting young individuals for possible attacks on our own soil. These individuals share certain commonalities, such as hobbies, religion, and specific ideologies. Terrorist organizations provide a specific ideology that caters to a very specific type of individual. Young individuals are targeted by terrorist recruiters in order to manipulate them at a young age
Radical Religion is a religion that takes what is good from life and turns it into evil. The Crusades and the Taliban are an example of a Society that does take good and turn it into evil. There are different ways of how they might show the good and the evil as they can ban events that might have history in the country.