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Saudi Arabia's investment in N.O.I.

Reader comment on item: [Beltway Snipers]: Converts to Violence?

Submitted by Ricardo Ben-Safed (United States), Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Dear Daniel Pipes,
In the period before Elijah Mohammad died, I would occasionally pick up a N.O.I newspaper which would be sold on the streets ostentatiously to Black people only, but could be sold to a White person if one made an offer. The paper often made mention of and published photo ops of their contact with government officials in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi apparently invested milliions in developing the N.O.I. and plying them with schools that would teach Islam.

Was this a Madrassas school? I don't know. I remember they had a supplement called "Taliban" for awhile in the 70's. (Which seems more significant today than it did then.)

I do think Saudi Arabia has been contributing to these N.O.I. who become Anti-American, every bit as much as they did to the terrorists on 9/11.

I am a little surprised that Steven Emerson didn't mention the N.O.I once in his book "Ameican Jihad: the Terrorists Living Among Us".

Food for thought I think.

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