Saudi diplomatic mission

(Washington DC, January 3, 2005) …A Saudi suicide bomber carried the attack on US mess hall in Mousel that killed 19 US soldiers and contractors December 22, AsharqAlawsat Newspaper reported today.

The Saudi-Owned newspaper based in London, said that Ahmed Saeed Ahmed AlGhamdi, 20, a medical student from Riyadh carried that attack on behalf of Sunni terror group Ansar Al-Sunna.

The Saudi Institute has also learned that Al-Ghamdi is the eldest son of Saudi diplomat Saeed Al-Ghamdi, the former head of Saudi diplomatic mission to Sudan prior to his return to Riyadh.

Ahmed Abdullah AbdulRahman Al-Shayea, 23, from Riyadh, is another Saudi terrorist who carried a suicide attack on December 25 that killed nine civilians in the upscale Mansour district of Baghdad.

Although news reports and intelligence information shows that the overwhelming majority of suicide bombers in Iraq are Saudis, the US administration has done next to nothing to pressure the Saudi government to curb the massive flow of Saudi suicide bombers across the border.

US official silence and lack of action on Saudi and Jordanian terrorists has caused the lives of hundreds of US solders and Iraqi police and civilians. Suicide bombings in Iraq have been the deadliest weapon used by Sunni and Al-Qaeda terrorists lead by Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab AlZarqawi and Bathists, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers and thousands of Iraq civilians and police.

The Saudi government has not taken any steps to stop the flow of terrorist into Iraq, and yet to investigate the network that allowed hundreds of Saudis to be recruited into suicide attacks in Iraq. To the contrary, 26 Saudi clerics, most of them government officials, have supported terrorism against US soldiers and Iraqi government, and police.

In a religious edict issued November 5, 2004, the official clerics called for holy war against US and Iraqi troops. The Saudi government didn’t question or suspend from work any of these clerics unlike democracy advocates and religious reformers who were jailed, suspended, and questioned for calling for political reforms.

Shaikh Salman Al-Odeh who has close ties with Saudi Assistant Minister of Interior Mohamed Bin Naif, is the main cleric behind the religious edict.

Due to his government connections, the Saudi government allowed Al-Odeh to publish a monthly magazine called “Islam Today” in contravention of Saudi press laws, which requires the establishment of a media company prior to publishing any periodicals. The law requires that a minimum of 30 media professionals set up the company.  Al-Odeh also owns a sophisticated website also called IslamToday in four languages. The website posted videos of Saudi suicide attackers in Iraq November 2003, and continue to justify the killing of Iraqi police and civilians which the website call American collaborators.