Saudi Arabia’s pact with the Devil – Zarrar Khuhro

Bharata Bharati

Zarrar Khuhro“Consider Saudi Arabia’s position; a geographically indefensible land the size of Western Europe with a population less than that of Sindh that finds itself encircled. … There is ISIS, a more virulent menace than even Al Qaeda. … It is a sign of the threat Saudi Arabia perceives that it is constructing a nearly 1,000-kilometre wall along the Iraqi border, in order to keep out the monsters of a creed its own devil’s bargain created, a bargain they dare not rescind.” – Zarrar Khuhro

Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab“Grant me an oath that you will jihad against the unbelievers. In return you will be … leader of the Muslim community and I will be leader in religious matters.”

This is what Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab pledged to Muhammad ibn Saud, the founder of the Saudi dynasty in 1744. It marked the beginning of the Faustian bargain that the House of Saud has since maintained…

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