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Saudi Friends, Saudi Foes

Is our Arab ally part of the problem?

Oct 8, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 04 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
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Izetbegovic, of course, is not an Arab, but neither are most of the Muslims in the world. Most of the world’s Muslims, given the chance, would gladly side with Izetbegovic against both bin Laden and his patrons in Saudi Arabia, a culturally incoherent, politically two-faced country that we should regard as a state backer of terrorism at least as dangerous as Libya or Iran.

Stephen Schwartz is working on a book to be entitled The Two Faces of Islam.