TITLE

Riyadh bombing provokes royal outrage

AUTHOR(S)
Darwish, Adel
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Middle East;Dec2003, Issue 340, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Al Qaeda's attack against a compound housing mainly Muslims from Middle Eastern and other nations has alienated a vast spectrum of Arab and Muslim opinion and served to help the U.S. war on terrorism. Gaining control of Islam's holiest shrines, in Mecca and Medina, is essential to legitimizing their call, while controlling Saudi Arabia's vast oil reserves would give them the economic clout and resources to finance their long term goal. Part of their tactic is to undermine the legitimate Saudi government, which has just started a long awaited program of modernization and reform.
ACCESSION #
11553600

 

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