The siege of Mecca to pro-Islamic policies in Bosnia
Lee Jay Walker – The Modern Tokyo Times
Juhayman ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-Otaibi
Juhayman's Officers : Juhayman and 67 members of his group were subsequently beheaded by the Saudi Government.
In 1979 the world would witness many major events in history and this notably applies to the Iranian Revolution and the war in Afghanistan. However, one major event which remains deep and troublesome for America, France, and Saudi Arabia, is the siege of Mecca which also took place in the very same year. This event and America’s foreign policy objectives in the Balkans can be linked alongside Afghanistan. Therefore, what really happened in this siege and what were the long-term consequences of supporting radical Sunni Islam in this period for America?
If we focus on events in 1979 it becomes clear that this year witnessed a major upheaval because the march of radical Islam would get a welcome boost from the bedfellows of America, the United Kingdom, France, and other democratic nations which had hidden agendas. This period would also enable America to flood Bosnia with radical Islamists at a later date in the 1990s after developing strong connections in this period of history.
The Saudi Arabian regime in 1979 faced a major crisis because the siege of Mecca could have led to severe pressure on the House of Saud, therefore, the regime turned to America in order to crush the uprising. CIA operatives were sent to help and Ziauddin Sardar states in his article called The battle at Islam’s heart (1 November 2007 – The New Statesman) that ”A horde of CIA operatives was quickly converted to Islam so that they could enter the Holy City to assess the battlefield for themselves. They recommended chemical warfare.”
Therefore, America allowed non-Muslim operatives to convert to Islam in order to crush the uprising in Mecca and this is the same America which protected Saudi Arabia from Iraq and which glossed over the fact that it was mainly Saudi Arabian nationals which did September 11th. Also, this pro-Saudi Arabian policy would be replicated in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, and in other parts of the world.
The British connection with the House of Saud is clear and again it would be the British government which would help the forces of Islam in Bosnia and Kosovo. At the same time, it is clear that Saudi Arabia desires to spread radical Islam in Europe and other parts of the world, therefore, British objectives and Saudi Arabian objectives were very similar in the Balkans and ironically this also applies to the objectives of Iran in Bosnia.
It should also be noted that America and the British government support Turkey when it applies to joining the European Union and both nations are very favorable to the Islamic cause throughout Europe. After all, this is the same America which supported the forces of Islam against Orthodox Christianity in Bosnia, Cyprus, and Kosovo respectively.
Therefore, shared national interests run deep and this is why America allowed CIA operatives to convert to Islam in 1979 in order to help Saudi Arabia and the same applies to the British being instrumental in supporting the Islamization of Bosnia and Kosovo.
Ziauddin Sardar states in the same article that “Thus began, on the morning of 20 November 1979, the siege of the Sacred Mosque. What happened during the next two weeks has had a profound impact on most of the Muslim world.”
He continues by stating that “The insurgents were led by a Bedouin preacher, Juhayman bin Seif al-Uteybi, and his brother- in-law Mohammed Abdullah al-Qahtani, the alleged Mahdi. The rebels included Egyptians, Pakistanis and American converts, but most were Saudis from the Oteiba tribe, which had actually helped King Abdul Aziz, founder of Saudi Arabia, to seize control of the Arabian Peninsula in 1902. They believed that the royal family had become corrupt, that the state was promoting heresy, that religious scholars were collaborating with the royal family in spreading immoral practices and that Saudi Arabia had become obsessed with money and consumerism. I knew their kind rather well.”
It was reported that you had a bin Laden connection because “In the 1960s Osama bin Laden’s half-brother Mahrous bin Laden joined a rebel group opposed to the Saudi government. With his assistance, in 1979 the rebels smuggled weapons into Mecca, Saudi Arabia, using trucks belonging to the bin Laden family company. 500 rebels then seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca (sic), Islam’s holiest mosque in its holiest city. They try, but fail, to overthrow the Saudi royal family. All the men who took part are later beheaded except Mahrous. Eventually he is released from prison because of the close ties between the bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family. Mahrous apparently abandons the rebel cause and joins the family business. He is eventually made a head of the Medina branch and a member of the board. He will still hold these positions on 9/11. But a newspaper reports that “his past [is] not forgiven and most important decisions in the [bin Laden family business] are made without Mahrous’ input.” (Collection of sources – Sunday Herald (Glasgow), 10/7/21; Ha’aretz ,12/18/2002; and New Yorker, 11/5/2001)
Hundreds of Islamists were killed over a two week period and many Saudi Arabian troops were killed during the siege of Mecca. Accounts vary, for some people highlight the role of French forces and others highlight the role of Pakistan, or even collective support, alongside the CIA.
However, this event forced the regime to clamp down on all minor forces of moderation which had entered Saudi Arabia. Therefore, after this event the House of Saud would install a stricter version of Islam throughout the kingdom and at the same time the shocking events of Mecca meant that Saudi Arabia needed a fresh counterbalance. After all, the Saudi leadership wanted to maintain its credibility within the Muslim world.
Shortly afterwards, Afghanistan would become a rallying call in spreading radical Sunni Islam and America had a shared objective with the House of Saud. Therefore, “several birds could be killed with one stone.” This applies to a much needed distraction for Saudi Arabia; the need to retake the mantle of being the guardians of Sunni Islam; to undermine the role of Iran within the Muslim world; and to defeat communism and unleash a brutal war for the Soviet Union.
Therefore, from the siege of Mecca to the war in Afghanistan you had a shared geopolitical interest for both America and Saudi Arabia, alongside the CIA and other security operatives, who would covertly support Islamic terrorism via Pakistan. Firm objectives and ties were being made and Pakistan would also witness Islamization under General Zia- ul-Haq and once more it is clear that America favored General Zia-ul-Haq over democratic forces in India.
Therefore, from 1981 to 1987 the USA provided over US$3.2 billion dollars in order to support radical Sunni Islam and this was followed by a further $4.2 billion dollars. More important, the CIA, MI6, the SAS, and other covert agencies, were involved in training radical Islamists. The outcome being a multi-ethnic jihadist movement which would be armed and trained by America, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and other nations, but with America and Saudi Arabia being the cornerstone, and with Pakistan being the unifying factor because of geopolitical factors.
The siege of Mecca was quickly on a back burner because the media attention was now focused on Afghanistan and instead of Saudi Arabia ordering Mecca to be stormed and with many dead bodies lying all over the place; now, it was Saudi Arabia the protector and sponsor or radical Sunni Islamic forces in Afghanistan.
America and other nations like the United Kingdom would also manipulate the media in the Balkans in the 1990s. Therefore, the Sunni Islamic network which had been funded and supported in Afghanistan would once more come into play in Bosnia. This time, however, it would be Orthodox Christians who would be the target of America and Islamic forces in Saudi Arabia and Iran.
In my article called Bosnia and Clinton’s Radical Islamists I state that “I am going to write about the “hidden hand” of democratic forces that sponsored or gave tacit approval for radical Islamists to slaughter Christians at random. Also, not content with this, the same Bosnian Muslim leadership then gave passports to many radical Islamists after the war.
Sky News has obtained clear and proper evidence of a major cover-up and footages of massacres against Serbian Christians have been seen. According to the investigation and footages which were shown, it is abundantly clear that thousands of radical Islamists from all over the world were given a free-reign in Bosnia.
This free-reign meant that innocent Serbian Christians were to meet terrible and disturbing deaths at the hands of radical Islamists who celebrate openly while cutting the heads off innocent civilians. The same Islamic forces which unleashed September 11th and which stone people to death in order to create “year zero,” were welcomed openly by ex-President Clinton and by people within his administration.”
Therefore, America which had allowed CIA operatives to convert to Islam in order to help Saudi Arabia in 1979 was now using the same methodology with regards to supporting Sunni Islam in the Balkans. Therefore, just like in Afghanistan, America and outside Islamic powers created proxy military forces very quickly. This applies to the military backed Bosnian Muslim army and the KLA in Kosovo.
It must be remembered that the KLA had been deemed to be a terrorist organization at one point but then suddenly became a proxy of America. Also, it is clear that America gave the green light to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and radical Islamists from all over the world, to enter the Bosnian conflict.
The Republican Policy Committee on January 16, 1997, can be viewed by clicking onto http://rpc.senate.gov/releases/1997/iran.htm and the findings are shocking and it clearly points the finger at Clinton’s administration.
The House Subcommittee report concludes on page 2 that “The Administration’s Iranian green light policy gave Iran an unprecedented foothold in Europe and has recklessly endangered American lives and US strategic interests.”
” . . . The Iranian presence and influence [in Bosnia] jumped radically in the months following the green light. Iranian elements infiltrated the Bosnian government and established close ties with the current leadership in Bosnia and the next generation of leaders. Iranian Revolutionary Guards accompanied Iranian weapons into Bosnia and soon were integrated in the Bosnian military structure from top to bottom as well as operating in independent units throughout Bosnia. The Iranian intelligence service [VEVAK] ran wild through the area developing intelligence networks, setting up terrorist support systems, recruiting terrorist ’sleeper’ agents and agents of influence, and insinuating itself with the Bosnian political leadership to a remarkable degree. The Iranians effectively annexed large portions of the Bosnian security apparatus [known as the Agency for Information and Documentation (AID)] to act as their intelligence and terrorist surrogates. This extended to the point of jointly planning terrorist activities. The Iranian embassy became the largest in Bosnia and its officers were given unparalleled privileges and access at every level of the Bosnian government.” (Page 201)
The report does not just focus on the role of Iran because you had various interested parties who desired to spread radical Islam in Europe. Of course, the Western mass media went along with the compliant information that they were given and many liberals wouldn’t want to focus on the plight of the Serbian population.
Therefore, it is important to read the report because it highlights the mass injustices of the Bosnian war and how people view what really happened.
“To understand how the Clinton green light would lead to this degree of Iranian influence, it is necessary to remember that the policy was adopted in the context of extensive and growing radical Islamic activity in Bosnia. That is, the Iranians and other Muslim militants had long been active in Bosnia; the American green light was an important political signal to both Sarajevo and the militants that the United States was unable or unwilling to present an obstacle to those activities — and, to a certain extent, was willing to cooperate with them. In short, the Clinton Administration’s policy of facilitating the delivery of arms to the Bosnian Muslims made it the de facto partner of an ongoing international network of governments and organizations pursuing their own agenda in Bosnia: the promotion of Islamic revolution in Europe. That network involves not only Iran but Brunei, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan (a key ally of Iran), and Turkey, together with front groups supposedly pursuing humanitarian and cultural activities.”
It is also worth mentioning that Clinton’s Islamic policies were very far reaching because in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, past American leaders had only been supporting radical Sunni Islam via Muslim despots and terrorists. However, in Bosnia the policy of Clinton would be in uniting radical Sunni Islam alongside radical Shia Islam because Clinton would give the green light to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the entire Islamic terror network.
Vojin Joksimovich who is the author of “The Revenge of The Prophet” states (page 249) that “By virtue of making Iran-led Islamists and Al Qaeda allies of convenience in the Balkans, the Clinton Administration had provided an invaluable service to terrorism. Iran and Al Qaeda established a beachhead in the centre of Europe. Al Qaeda formed a terrorist brigade called Al Mujahid, which played the pivotal part in 9/11 and the Madrid train bombings.”
Alija Izetbegovic, the Bosnian Muslim leader had stated “… In one of the thesis for an Islamic order today we have stated that it is a natural function of the Islamic order to gather all Muslims and Muslim communities throughout the world into one. Under present conditions, this desire means a struggle for creating a great Islamic federation from Morocco to Indonesia, from the tropical Africa to the Central Asia. …”
Clinton may not have shared the same idea, however, he did manage to unite Islamic forces in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the entire Islamic terrorist network. Therefore, links between the siege in Mecca, supporting radical Islam in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia can be linked to Bosnia and Kosovo.
Vojin Joksimovich states that “The Saudi Wahhabists, as a part of Wahhabi proselytism, lavishly funded penetration of Islamism into the Balkans. As an example, Saudi scholar Ahmed ibn-Nafi of Mecca circulated a summon to all centers of the Pan-Islamic Salvation Committee at the outset of the conflict in Bosnia.” (Page 144)
Ahmed ibn-Nafi of Mecca stated “We entrust you to see to the imminent establishment of the Caliphate in the Balkans, because the Balkans are the path to the conquest of Europe. Every individual imam in our states, and especially Turkey, is ready to help. Know, therefore brothers, that the time is working for us. Let us help our brothers who are fighting for the holy cause in Bosnia. Let us help them for the sake of Allah, by sending them money and weapons as we can, by sending them new mujahideen……The Caliphate is at hand.” (Page 144 – Israeli, 2002
If you look at a world map and go from Bosnia to Turkey and link the landmass to the Middle East and Egypt in North Africa, and then go all the way to India, you have one continuous factor apart from Israel. Throughout this entire land mass America favors the Muslim community in all major disputes when it applies to the mainly non-Muslim world. This even applies to supporting Turkey’s membership of the European Union despite this being a non-American issue.
Therefore, in Bosnia, Cyprus, and Kosovo, America supports the Muslim position at the expense of Orthodox Christians; in the Middle East America supports despotic Islamic nations but rebukes other world leaders in other parts of the world, for example Cuba, Myanmar, and Venezuela; in southeast Asia it is clear that America favors Pakistan over democratic India which is mainly Hindu; and in Egypt and Iraq various Christian communities, for example the Coptic Christians and Assyrian Christians, have been abandoned by America and other Western nations.
The relatively unknown event which happened in Mecca in 1979 certainly can be linked to events in Afghanistan and the Balkans. This applies to the push for supporting radical Islam after this event in order to crush an internal Islamic threat. Therefore, Afghanistan became a convenient unifying factor. In turn, the Islamic network system and the use of Islamic charities in this conflict would be used in order to spread and support the Muslim cause in Bosnia and Kosovo.
America and the green flag of Islam which is being led by Saudi Arabia may have different long-term objectives despite sharing similar goals since (and before) 1979 to the current period. However, Islamists are now embarking on a stealth jihad within the democratic world and America, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and others, need to understand that while certain nations may have long term goals it is clear that Islamists have long term objectives and this applies to Islamization.
Even September 11th was manipulated by America because we all know that the majority of the Islamists came from Saudi Arabia and Bosnia was also an Islamic stepping stone in enabling this to happen. Therefore, former allies who supported terrorist networks in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Pakistan, in order to boost the foreign policy objectives of America and Saudi Arabia now became enemies after September 11th.
However, while the terrorist war may have changed after this tragic event it is clear that this doesn’t apply to nation states. After all, America and other Western nations are still allies of Saudi Arabia and America still supports Pakistan.
Lee Jay Walker