Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action."If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.
I recently read Lawrenxce Wright's The Looming Tower a history of how the rise of Islamic fundamentalism created al-Qeda and 9;11 The Saudi royal family's attempts to maintain its position while living far at variance from Islam plays a significant role in funding Islasmist expansion across the Western world.. Wright also tells some horrifying storirs. At one point the Egyptian secret police needed an informant inside the Muslim Brotherhood, and used a technique that while effective is abhorrent and explains how extreme Islamist reactions have been:: they kidnapped a nephew of one of the leaders of the IB, drugged him, then raped him while photographing the rape and used the pictures to blackmail him into spying on the IB."Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a welcoming on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.