Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sa`d Ad-Din Ibrahim and his claim about Jumlukiyyah

For years, Sa`d Id-Din Ibrahim has been claiming in the Arabic and Western press that he coined the term "jumlukiyyah" (a word that combines republican and monarchist in reference to republican dynastic rule as in Syria or Libya or Iraq).  Not true.  Saudi dissident, Nasir As-Sa`id (who was kidnapped by Arafat's goons and surrendered to Saudi intelligence in Lebanon who killed him) used it long before Ibrahim in his book Tarikh Al-Saud (p. 853).