Saudi Arabia-Tragedy and Triumph
Valenti, Peter C., Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
"If all those who hate Arabs and Muslims, and their culture and humanity, had gathered in order to create the best way to malign us," suggested Ahmad al-Ruba'i in his June 20 op-ed in Saudi Arabia's Asharq al-Awsat, "even they wouldn't have done what a group of sickos did when they cut off the head of an innocent person in the name of Islam and transmitted this image through satellites to be seen around the world!"
Al-Ruba'i was referring to the kidnapping and subsequent beheading of Paul Marshall Johnson, a U.S. citizen who had worked and lived in Saudi Arabia for the past 12 years. After kidnapping Johnson from his car on June 12, his captors demanded that Saudi authorities …
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Publication information: Article title: Saudi Arabia-Tragedy and Triumph. Contributors: Valenti, Peter C. - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 23. Issue: 7 Publication date: September 2004. Page number: 32+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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