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Saudi Arabia Influence in California

Saudi Arabia Influence in California

A recent Clarion Project article highlights known connections and influence between Islamic centers in California and Saudi Arabia.

The article features an Islamic center in Culver City, the King Fahad Mosque. The mosque was a gift from Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the Muslim community of Southern California. The “28 pages” which were declassified by the House Intelligence Committee in 2016 detail a likely connection between Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, two of the hijackers and the imam at the King Fahad Mosque Shaykh al-Thumairy. Thumairy was a Saudi consular official at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  


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