WASHINGTON -- Two Saudi Arabian Muslim extremists – both backers of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network – are planning to visit the United States this Christmas and are scheduled to speak at a conference in Houston.
According to the Saudi Information Agency, an independent news service critical of the Riyadh regime, at least two Saudi diplomats will join Sheikh Abdallah Ibn Jebreeen and Sheikh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajid, Wahhabi clerics who praise bin Laden.
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In a recent audiotape obtained by SIA and recorded in October, Ibn Jebreen called bin Laden a great warrior in the path of God: "Osama is a man who fought in the path of God for a long time. May God aid him and bring victory to him and by him."
SIA said Ibn Jebreen issued at least two fatwas in support of the Taliban and encouraged young people to enlist in al-Qaida. He issued another fatwa calling on Saudis to aid Iraqis fighting U.S. forces.
Al-Munajid owns a website that preaches hatred for Christians, Jews and Shiite Muslims.
The two Saudi diplomats listed as speakers at the conference are Sheikh Yousef Al-Shubaily and Ibrahim Al-Kulaib. A third diplomat, Jafar Idriss, was set to speak at the conference but was asked to leave the U.S. two weeks ago for violating diplomatic conduct.