Saudi Clerics Funnel Cash to Syrian Rebels Through Terror Group
The campaign reaffirms what we’ve long known: The longer the United States sits on the sidelines of the civil war in Syria, the more others (in this case, the Saudis) will feel compelled to step in. And the more the Saudis influence this conflict, the harder it will be to undo the damage that’s now underway.
Jonathan Schanzer, a former terrorism analyst at the U.S. Treasury, is vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Steven Miller is a research associate at FDD. They recently authored the monograph Facebook Fatwa: Saudi Clerics, Wahhabi Islam & Social Media (FDD Press 2012).