Congress voted Wednesday evening to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 bill that makes it legal for families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has given somewhere between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation since 1997.
Saudi Arabia admitted to U.S. officials that they began supporting Islamic extremism in the early 1960’s to counteract Nasserism-the political and socialist beliefs that came from Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser. The country claims the tactic worked, and at that point the Saudis began to see Islamism as a powerful tool with broad reaching utility, according to Politico.
In fact, the Saudi government was the chief financier of Afghanistan’s Taliban movement dating back to at least 1996, according to reports. They have also funded organizations that propagate anti-Western, and especially, anti-American, rhetoric. It’s odd then, that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton would accept funding from those that generally want to see the United States perish.
Wahhabism, the dominate faith practiced in Saudi Arabia for over two centuries, is a form of Islam that requires strict adherence to the Koran. Strict observers of Wahhabism believe that those who don’t practice their form of Islam, and especially those that practice other religions, are heathens and enemies.
The curriculum in Saudi schools teaches students that their are two kinds of religious observers: Salafis [Wahhabis], who are the winners, who will go to heaven, and the rest — other Muslims and Christians and Jews, Frontline reports.
Terry Strada, national chair of the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism, said “the victims of 9/11 have fought for 15 long years to make sure that those responsible for the senseless murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children, and injuries to thousands others, are held accountable…We rejoice in this triumph and look forward to our day in court and a time when we may finally get more answers regarding who was truly behind the attacks.”
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