The Hashemite Family in Arabia, Syria,
Jordan, and Iraq.
Arabia was divided up into a number of principalities in the Ottoman Turkish
The Hashemite Clan governed the region of Mecca the holy city of Islam and the
Hejaz in the southwest of Arabia. The Hashemites were from the same family as
In World War-1 the Hashemite ruler, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca rebelled
against the Turks. He was advised by a British official, T.E. Lawrence, known
popularly as Lawrence of Arabia.
The Sharif was expelled in 1925 along with his son and would be successor Ali.
The Hejaz was annexed by Ibn Saud. The Saudi family had emerged from Riyadh in
the center of Arabia slightly towards the east. Ibn Saud had founded the Ikhwan,
a military-religious brotherhood which believed in purification of Islam and
Jihad i.e. Wahabbi Islam. They conquered the lands of other princes and named
their conquests Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile the sons of Sharif Hussein bin Ali had become rulers in their own
right. Abdallah had been created King of Transjordan (later named Jordan) and
Feisal was first king of Syria then King of Iraq.
Feisal was the one whom Lawrence had befriended. He could not get along with the
The Allies had liberated Palestine and Syria from the Turks. Australian troops
conquered Damascus in 1918. Feisal leading his Arabs and guided by Lawrence took
over Damascus and set up an Arab Government. Later the myth would be promoted
that the Arabs had captured Damascus from the Turks. Feisal at that time was considered the figure
head of Arab nationalism. Feisal wrote an acceptance of the Balfour Declaration
of 1917. This declared the intention of the British to establish a Jewish
Homeland in the region of Palestine which at that time included Transjordan. It
has been claimed however that this acceptance was dictated by Lawrence with
Feisal doing no more than sign.
Feisal had himself proclaimed King of Syria in
March 1920. In July 1920, after a battle, the French expelled Feisal from Syria
and took control. Feisal fled to Britain. The British then made Feisal King of Iraq
in August 1921. The British granted Iraq independence while continuing to work the oil fields and maintaining Air Force bases. In Iraq, Feisal was relatively successful and encouraged Arab
nationalism. Feisal was followed by his son Ghazi (1933-1939) under whose reign
there occurred massacres of Christian Assyrians, Kurds, and Shiites. Ghazi was
assassinated on orders of his former Prime Minister. Ghazi was followed by
his son Feisal-2. During the reign of Feisal-2 a coup in 1941 replaced the
government while leaving the monarch in his place. The new government asked for
assistance from Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This turning to the German Axis
was merely continuing a policy that the previous administration had
initiated. Meanwhile the anti-Jewish Grand Mufti, religious leader of
Palestinian Arabs, had fled to Iraq where he conducted propaganda urging the
Arabs to support the Nazi cause. In May 1941, an attempt was made to eject
the British from their Air Force bases in the country. This was during the course of World WQar-2 and the Allies badly needed Iraqi oil. The British sent a force from Malaya in addition to receiving assistance
from an Assyrian Christian Iraqi militia. The Grand Mufti in Bagdad, Iraq,
declared a jihad against the British Empire. Syria at this time was ruled by
French forces who had sided with the pro-German Vichy government of France.
German and Italian aircraft were brought into Iraq. Nevertheless the Iraqis were
defeated and a pro-Allied government installed. Angry Iraqis rioted and vented
their rage on the Jews of Bagdad. 120 Jews were killed and 850 injured along
with much damage to Jewish property.
Feisal-2 (1939-1958) was later killed by members of the army after which Iraq
became a republic.
The Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf and its coastal areas are the world's largest single source of
crude oil and related industries dominate the region. ...
In 2002, the Persian Gulf nations of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, and the UAE, produced about 25% of the world's oil, held nearly
two-thirds of the world's crude oil reserves, and about 35% of the world natural
Bahrein has a majority of Shiites of Iranian orientation ruled by Sunni
Arab autocrats. Iran has claims to Bahrein. An attempt is being made to bring in
more Sunni Arab settlers.
The population in 2010 stood at 1,234,571, including 666,172 non-nationals.
About 57% of the population in Kuwait is Arab, 39% South and East Asian, and 4%
are classified Bidoon ('without' ? stateless Arabs).
Kuwait in Ancient Times was known as Characene. Togerther with Adiabene in the
north, Characene was given over by the Persians to Scythian-Sakai settlers.
Converts to Judaism
emerged from its ruling families as they did with Adiabene.
Kuwait is probably located within the borders of Great Israel as defined by the
In 1991 Iraq under Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. This was followed by the first
Kuwait had had ca. 400,000 Palestinian guests and workers. These on the whole
backed the Iraqis. Consequently the Palestinians were ejected and by 1998 their
numbers reduced to ca. 30,000.
# Kuwaitis forced them out of the
country using a systematic and violent campaign of ethnic cleansing. #
PALESTINIANS IN KUWAIT: TERROR AND ETHNIC CLEANSING.
Quatar on the Persian Gulf Coast has a minority of native Arabs (20%) ruling
over other Arabs (also 20%) and an Asian labor force. It has close to 2 million
people and is extremely rich due to its oil reserves.
UAE (United Arab Emirates)
The UAE is a federation of seven emirates, the most well-known of which are Abu
Dhabi and Dubai.
The UAE has ca. 8 million residents consisting (similar to Quatar) of ca. 16%
native Arabs ruling over other Arabs (ca. 20%) and an Asian work force. Very
In foreign and defense policy Kuwait, Quatar, and the UAE, cooperate closely
Saudi Arabia today.
Population total ca. 27 million.
Saudi Nationals ca. 16 million.
ca. 9 million foreigners legally there.
ca. 2 million illegal foreigners.
Foreigners are Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemnis, Bangla Deshis, etc.
Most money derived from oil.
The ethnic composition of Saudi nationals is 90% Arab and 10% Afro-Asian.
About 85-90% of Saudis are Sunni, while Shias represent around 10-15% of the
Muslim population. The Shiites however are the majority in the eastern provinces
where most of the oil is found.
Approximately 40% of Saudi nationals consider themselves Wahhabis. The Wahhabis
are Sunni extremists who believe in jihad.
Saudia does not allow Jews into its country.
Elements within Saudia finance Al Quaeda and the Taliban.
The Government of Saudia is responsible for the radicalization of Islam
throughout the world.
Saudia money pays for Mosques and preachers who toe an extremist Islamic
Saudi money is also very important in US politics.
There is an overlap between the Saudi Wahhabis and the Muslim Brothers of Egypt.
The character of the Saudis may also be measured by its treatment of fellow
Moslems. In 1934 Saudia conquered Najran province from Yemen. The inhabitants
of Najran are mainly Ismails. They number about 1 million (Saudia in general has
ca. 28 million). The Ismailis are a branch of the Shiites. They are given to
mystical interpretations of the Koran. The famous Assassin (later 1000s CE) were Ismailis. Drugged with hashish they
would disguise themselves as the army and assassinate their political opponents.
The Aga Khan is the name given to the head of the Nizari branch of Ismailis.
Holders of this office in the past had a reputation as affluent play boys. The
present Aga Khan is one of the richest persons in the world.
Within Saudia the Ismailis are persecuted and described as "corrupt infidels,
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