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“Oil Among the Poor People… and the Mockery of the Rulers” – A Section of Abu Musab al-Suri’s International Islamic Resistance Call
By SITE Institute
March 3, 2006

A section of the 1,600 page book authored by Abu Musab al-Suri , ?The International Islamic Resistance Call,? was recently distributed to jihadist forums by the Global Islamic Media Front, an al-Qaeda mouthpiece. The chapter titled: ?Oil Among the Poor People… and the Mockery of the Rulers,? elaborates upon the disparity between the wealth of those Persian Gulf states from oil revenue and the depravity of a vast majority of their respective peoples in terms of socioeconomic status, education, and health. Al-Suri argues that this is due to the ?legendary historical racket that the West has been running, chiefly led by America, the NATO-membership European countries and Russia? and further, he states that these nations are the ?Crusader enemy that invades us today, funding the wars that kill our children with our own money.? Thus the West, in collaboration with the ?double-agent? Muslim governments that serve both the ?Crusader? and their own private interests, are ?stealing? the oil wealth and subjugating the Muslims.

Al-Suri cites historical examples of Western encroachment in the Middle Eastern economy and politics in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Kuwait, as he portrays oil and the desire for the control of its Gulf reserves as detrimental to the Ummah, or Muslim nation. He states that the Ummah, has ?lost its will? for it has been usurped by America and the West, which infiltrate their school curriculum and mosque sermons, and render them ?impotent? before their rulers, who are in turn impotent before the West.

A translation of the section is provided to our Intel Service members.


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