Yet again, another terrorism suspect has ties to Saudi Arabia. Reports say the California terror couple met and got married in the country…
And, yet again, Hillary Clinton’s controversial ties to the Saudi kingdom are haunting her as some ask, is she WAY too close with the largest exporter of terror worldwide?
According to CBS News:
“Farook was born in the U.S. to a Pakistani family, was raised in Southern California and had been a San Bernardino County employee for five years, according to authorities and acquaintances.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia in July 2014 to pick up Malik, who is Pakistani. Farook was in Saudi Arabia for two weeks. Malik received a K1 visa, known as a fiancee visa, a U.S. official told CBS News. It’s unclear when the visa was issued.
A source told CBS News that the pair were looking at ISIS propaganda online.”
Hillary Clinton has a history of raking in big bucks from the leaders of Saudi Arabia. $11 million, in fact.
According to the New York Times:
“But the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei — all of which the State Department has faulted over their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues.
The department’s 2011 human rights report on Saudi Arabia, the last such yearly review prepared during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure, tersely faulted the kingdom for “a lack of equal rights for women and children,” and said violence against women, human trafficking and gender discrimination, among other abuses, were all “common” there.
Saudi Arabia has been a particularly generous benefactor to the Clinton Foundation, giving at least $10 million since 2001, according to foundation disclosures. At least $1 million more was donated by Friends of Saudi Arabia, co-founded by a Saudi prince.”
The Saudis are the world’s biggest funders of terrorism, and Clinton has known it for a long time.
According to CBS News:
“While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) takes seriously the threat of terrorism within Saudi Arabia, it has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority,” the memo states.
Progress was cited by the Saudi government (due in part to “intense focus” by the United States) to proactively investigate and detain financiers of concern. “Still, donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”
“In contrast to its increasingly aggressive efforts to disrupt al Qaeda’s access to funding from Saudi sources, Riyadh has taken only limited action to disrupt fundraising for the UN 1267-listed Taliban and LeT-groups that are also aligned with al Qaeda and focused on undermining stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
“More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al Qaeda, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups,” according to the memo signed by Clinton.”