Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism

Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism

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by Dore Gold, Nadia May
     
 

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In Hatred’s Kingdom, Dore Gold has the goods on Saudi Arabia, proving how it is actively supporting terrorism. Using previously unpublished documents, Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. and internationally known Middle East strategy expert, pieces together the links between the current wave of global terrorism—from the World Trade Center to Bali,

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In Hatred’s Kingdom, Dore Gold has the goods on Saudi Arabia, proving how it is actively supporting terrorism. Using previously unpublished documents, Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. and internationally known Middle East strategy expert, pieces together the links between the current wave of global terrorism—from the World Trade Center to Bali, Indonesia—and the ideology of hatred taught in the schools and mosques of Saudi Arabia.

Gold reveals:

How September 11 was only the most dramatic example of a new breed of terrorism, even now poised to strike again, that was born and nurtured in Saudi Arabia and quietly unleashed on the international community.

The deadly recipe that creates the new terrorism: a broad financial and military network mixed together with a strong motivating ideology that could compel people to sacrifice their lives and commit mass murder. Both of these ingredients grew together in Saudi Arabia, in a movement called Wahhabism.

How Wahhabi preachers in the main mosques of Saudi Arabia justify and support continued hostile acts against the U.S. and the West (translated sermons included).

How prominent Saudi Wahhabi clerics actually justify the 9/11 attacks in publications, which are revealed here and translated.

Shocking evidence of how the Saudis have financed the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations, including Al-Qaeda and Hamas. Gold reveals the discovery of cancelled Saudi checks found in a Hamas headquarters in the West Bank. Internal Palestinian intelligence and political reports explicitly tie Saudi Arabia to radical Palestinian terrorist groups engaged in suicide bombings. Similar proof of Saudi backing for Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Chechnya, the Balkans, and the U.S. are presented.

Dore Gold connects the dots. He combines a rich knowledge of the history of the Middle East with a decade of hands-on diplomatic experience. If there is a single book that clearly explains Saudi Arabia, the complexities of the Middle East, and the rise of the new global terrorism in one volume, this is the one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786191963
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.90(d)

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Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
( Only Ranger's )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He walks in. "Hello."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Bye.
anonymously More than 1 year ago
stoped working after pge 74couldnt finidh book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book would open your eyes on what the politicians try to hide from you - double standards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This might be a decent intro to Wahhabism, but that is about the only place it is going to take you. For a more thorough understanding of Jihad and Dhimmitude you are going to have to go elsewhere. Beware that there are and have been a number of Western academics who have attempted to whitewash Jihad history and meaning. Of course, it really doesn't matter what a Western egghead or UN Diplomat has to say on the matter, we need to be concerned about what Jihadists over 13 centuries have said about it and have acted, including present day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished this today. I thank Mr. Gold for telling the truth about how Saudi Arabia (the nation who is our 'friend') has actually been giving money to terrorism. The nation has actually used their fellow Muslims to protect themselves. Not a bad idea paying one group of Muslims like the PLO to not bomb you while helping America in little ways by catching some terrorists and saying we are not for terrorism. I did not know until I read the book that Osama bin Laden: was supported by Saudi Arabia in his fight against Russia with Afghanistan, was taught in one of their universities by one of their grand mufti (the high religious leader of the nation, who also was in the ulama [the religious supreme court]), and was a Saudi citizen (his citizenship was revoked recently). If Saudi Arabia is not for terrorism, then why are they not admitting to giving money, weapons, and men to terrorists? Why are they being like the average liberal/Democrat in America, blaming America? The nation in the 1940s feared an attack by the other Arabic nations so they agreed to America drilling for oil in their nation in return for an Air Force base in the country to help defend them. When the 1960s came, they asked us to leave and we did. After 9/11, their government said we were attacked partly because of our bad decisions with the good Muslims and especially with Israel (whom they do not like)--blaming us! With friends like these, who needs enemies to admit?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Gold provides a sobering and chronologically detailed description of the genesis of Wahhabism and it's homicidal children: al-Qaeda and Taliban. He also provides the historical link between the Saudi royal family and Wahhabists and documentary evidence of the prolific support, financial, institutional, and political, of terrorism by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This support of perverse hatred and mass murder throughout the world continues today. After reading this book it could be concluded that the monster child nurtured by the Saudi royal family has now grown to demand rather than ask for continuing support. This reader was left with the chilling belief that Whabbism, the root of al Qaeda and the Taliban, cannot be rehabilitated but must be destroyed. A must read for all concerned with global terrorism, especially those who believe diplomacy and negotiation are the solution to the problem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows how the Saudis who have pretended to be America's friends are in fact supporters of America's worst enemies. Only this past week Saudis were once again involved in a terrorist operation action U.S. interests, this latest outrage being in Iraq against their own fellow Muslims, albeit Shiites. For a very humorous poke in the eye of the Muslims, and Saudis in particular, read Keshner's COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT. Great flying stories as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When this book came out, one could guess there would be the gratuitous claims of bias. However, if you can recognize scholarly work, you can see that historical facts and primary sources are cited. The is no need for propaganda when the truth is frightening enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows how the Saudis who have pretended to be America's friends are in fact supporters of America's worst enemies. Only this past week Saudis were once again involved in a terrorist operation action U.S. interests, this latest outrage being in Iraq against their own fellow Muslims, albeit Shiites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the headline for my review speaks for itself. Try to find an unbiased view before you decide to use this as a source for your own research
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book with plenty of detail about the development of Wahabbi form of Islam and the development of the modern Saudi state's views on business, politics and religions. It didn't go into as much depth and have as much detail about who, why, and when as i would have liked regarding Saudi support for terrorism (i.e money trails, etc). Overall, still a good read, but could have used more development and specifics in parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
February 20, 2003, Unforgettable. After reading it, I can never look at Saudi Arabia, our ostensible ally, the same way again. In fact, I don't think I'll ever see the Middle East the same way, either. Saudi Arabia is exposed here, with shocking but incontrovertible evidence, as the hand behind the bloodiest terror in the 20th century and the deadliest movement in Islam. The case is made with riveting historical and investigative proof and an unbelievable collection of documents, photos and other evidence. Why do they really hate us? What can we do about it? I found the answers here, and they go way beyond Iraq. A must read. ...from the desk of Wolfgang Puck
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hatred's Kingdom, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Saudi government is both the financial and ideolgical engine of radical Islam. I learned a great deal from this book -- especially from the primary source documents in the back of the book. Saudi Arabia is no ally of the United States - it is part of the problem not the solution to the evils of terrorism that destroyed the innocents in the World Trade Center. Another, more fun view of the Kingdom, is Keshner's COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT... What a great and informative read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like the other reviewers, I was ignorant of Saudi Arabia's direct support of terrorist orgainizations by providing the manpower and financing for their operations. More important, however, and the main point of Ambassador Gold's book, was I was ignorant that Saudi Arabia's version of Islam, Whahabbism, provides the fundamental motivation and justification for Al-Queda and others terrorist acts. When newscasters refer to Saudi Arabi's religion as 'conservative,' they do a disservice by promoting ignorance of Whahabbi Islam. What really frightens me is that after reading Hatred's Kingdom and then talking to others about it, I am the only person in the conversation that knows anything at all about the extent of Saudi Arabia's involvement in supporting terrorism. I truly wish the media would give Ambassador Gold's book serious debate and place it squarely in the public consciousness. The only part of the book that falls flat are Ambassador Gold's proposed solutions. They will provide no comfort to any Hawks that read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is right on the money. Even as I write the bodies are still being recovered from the latest series of Islamic suicide/homicide bombings, this time in Saudi Arabia itself. Scores of innocent people have reportedly been murdered, many whilst they still slept, and hundreds more injured in these latest atrocities. No doubt these are the consequences of the activities described within this excellent book. Included within his own personal review of this book, Richard Perle (former Assistant Secretary Of Defence) declared 'If the Saudis do not move to extinguish the fire they have been fuelling, they will themselves be consumed by it.' The author, a former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, has through a meticulous study involving the use of previously unpublished documents, revealed the hidden depth of how Saudi Arabia has itself been the sponsor and paymaster of worldwide terrorism. These revelations and disclosures are very illuminating whilst some entities have tried to cover-up and excuse Saudi Arabia's funding and sponsorship of worldwide terror. A plethora of issues are investigated here, not least the Saudi funding of Palestinian terror groups such as HAMAS & Islamic Jihad, plus the payments to the families of Palestinian suicide/homicide bombers, including a Saudi 'telethon' that raised some $109 million for Palestinian 'martyrs'. The photographs displayed in this book reveal Palestinian school-children at kindergartens dressed in combat fatigues carrying replica firearms, with one young girl enacting the dipping of her hands in the blood of an Israeli for the cameras. A model of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock is nearby. Al Qaeda and the countdown to September 11th is also studied here together with an analysis of the immense global reach that the tentacles of such terrorist organisations can now extend to and their disturbing implications for us all. If anyone reading this book believes that Saudi Arabia is an ally of the US and the West in the 'war against terrorism', then they will rapidly discover that they have been mislead. This is an extremely through and well written study on this subject which I highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before reading this book I had my carnal knowledge of Saudi Arabia, and just thought a few Saudi's were in fact acting on their own in the scheme of world terror. As I read this book I had to research out every accusation and event. From every data base I thoroughly checked, Dore Gold is in fact presenting true facts. Ok, maybe his opinion could be argued as biased, but not one actual circumstance in this book comes from invention or opinion, it is all one hundred percent supported fact that can in fact be checked, even with declassified CIA files. I found zero falsehood in this truthful account. I do recommend this along with SB 1 or God by Karl Mark Maddox.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hatred's Kingdom, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Saudi government is both the financial and ideolgical engine of radical Islam. I learned a great deal from this book -- especially from the primary source documents in the back of the book. Saudi Arabia is no ally of the United States - it is part of the problem not the solution to the evils of terrorism that destroyed the innocents in the World Trade Center. Another, more fun view of the Kingdom, is Keshner's COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT... What a great and informative read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This really opened my eyes...Yes, Saddam Hussein is today's enemy, but Saudi Arabia is the enemy maker! This book finally makes the case -- better, more thoroughly, more convincingly than any of the hype out there -- and the case is devastating. As a Saudi ally, we Americans should use the information in this book as a guide for the standards we demand of our desert "friend" -- lest they continue to sell us oil while selling violent hate to a whole new generation of Jihadists. This is a Must Read, and a message that must be heeded.