Saudis Said Linked To Mumbai Attack

  • Middle East Newsline
  • February 17, 2009
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia has been linked to the Al Qaida-aligned
attack on Jewish and Western interests in India in 2008.
A report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that Saudis
have been funding and encouraging the Al Qaida-aligned insurgency group
blamed for the sea-based strike on the Indian city of Mumbai in November
2008. The report, authored by Israeli [Res.] Col. Jonathan Fighel said Saudi
Arabia has been a leading sponsor of Lashkar-e-Taiba as part of Riyad's
campaign to support Islamic fundamentalism around the world.
"Saudi Arabia has contributed very much to what Lashkar-e-Taiba looks
like, how it thinks, its motivation, ideology, and funding," the report,
titled "The Saudi Connection to the Mumbai Massacres: Strategic Implications
for Israel," said. "Saudi Arabia presents itself as the protector and the
spearhead of the defense of Muslims around the world against what they
define as the Western cultural attack."
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