The Rise, Corruption and Coming Fall of the House of Saud by Said K. Aburish

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An examination of the House of Saud, the unstable Saudi dynasty, predicts the rise of a militant Islamic regime and an increase in the price of oil that could lead to a world depression, a West-Muslim war, or both.
 

About Said K. Aburish

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Said K. Aburish was born in the biblical village of Bethany near Jerusalem in 1935. He attended university in the United States and subsequently became a correspondent for Radio Free Europe and" The Daily Mail," and a consultant to two Arab governments. Now a freelance journalist and author, his books include" Children of Bethany, Cry Palestine, "and "Arafat: From Defender to Dictator. "
 
Published January 1, 1994 by BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC. 328 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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But as rising fundamentalism and resentment against the Saudi guardians of Mecca combine with falling economic muscle (Aburish sees the Saudi national debt climbing to $100 billion this year), the author predicts that the Wahhabis will go the way of the Shah of Iran--with significant repercussion...

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There is no religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, the press is censored, order is maintained by beheadings and the lash and women exist in purdah at the behest of a rabid clergy.

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London Review of Books

It is the case that certain individuals – Shakespear, Glubb, Philby – had some influence with the King and there is no doubt that, like many Arab rulers of his generation, Abdul Aziz saw Britain as his entrée to the Western world, until the Second World War, when he began to complain that he had ...

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