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

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Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. and internationally known Middle East expert, uses previously unpublished intelligence documents to piece together the links between the current wave of global terrorism-from the World Trade Center to Bali, Indonesia-and the ideology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.
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Overview

Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. and internationally known Middle East expert, uses previously unpublished intelligence documents to piece together the links between the current wave of global terrorism-from the World Trade Center to Bali, Indonesia-and the ideology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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780895261359
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Pages: 309
  • Sales rank: 1,024,628
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction: The Roots of Terror 1
Ch. 1 Violent Origins: Reviving Jihad and the War Against the Polytheists 17
Ch. 2 Countering the Wahhabi Menace 31
Ch. 3 "White Terror": The Ikhwan and the Rise of the Modern Saudi Kingdom 41
Ch. 4 Building the Modern Saudi State: Oil, the Palestine Question, and the Americans 57
Ch. 5 Reactivating Wahhabism 73
Ch. 6 The Hothouse for Militant Islamic Radicalism 89
Ch. 7 Wahhabism Reasserts Itself 105
Ch. 8 Wahhabism's Global Reach 125
Ch. 9 Countdown to September 11 : The Gulf War and Wahhabism's New Outburst in the 1990s 157
Ch. 10 The Hatred Continues 185
Conclusion: Ending the Hatred 213
App Saudi Support for Terrorism: The Evidence 229
Notes 253
Glossary 285
Acknowledgments 289
Index 293
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Hush

    'Bye.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Cyrus

    He walks in. "Hello."

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    stoped working after pge 74couldnt finidh book

    stoped working after pge 74couldnt finidh book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    A must to any Western citizen

    This book would open your eyes on what the politicians try to hide from you - double standards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    Decent introduction Wahhabism

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2005

    Some Truth on why 9/11 happened

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2004

    Cultivating religious fanaticism.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2003

    Removing the veil of Saudi hypocracy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2003

    Propaganda?...hardly.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    Removing the veil of Saudi hypocrisy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2003

    Propaganda at Best

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2003

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

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2003

    Alleged Saudi Support for Terrorism

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2003

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

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    A Real Eye-Opener

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2003

    The Reality In The Middle East.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    The Truth about Saudi Arabia

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2003

    Fair. Meaning it's treating this subject fairly

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2003

    The Truth About Saudi Arabia!

    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.

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