Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood

Missing from present-day (since Sep. 11) writings on Saudi Arabia's relations with the Muslim Brotherhood is a very long history of sponsorship by the Saudi royal family which started even in the days of the founder, Hasan Al-Banna, who was very early on asked about the sudden sources of funding.  I just finished reading a book on the early relationship (and sponsorship) between Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood (of course, during the days of Nasser, Saudi Arabia's sponsorship of the Ikhwan only intensified).  The book is by Muhammad Abu Al-Is`ad, and is titled:  (Arabic): "Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood".