Saudi Bombing: Terrorism in the Heart of Islam

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The latest toll from Saturday-s suicide bombing in Riyad is 17 dead, including 5 children, and 122 wounded. Those numbers are expected to rise. Meantime, Saudi Arabia is sending 4600 troops to Mecca for the remaining three weeks of Ramadan. Officials blame Saturday-s deadly bombing in Riyadh on al Qaeda terrorism, and are fearful there will be more to come. Why are Arabs and holy sites being singled out for such attacks? Do they signify growing strength and confidence or desperation on the part of al Qaeda? How vulnerable is the Saudi Royal Family? We examine these issues and what the violence means for US relations with the world-s major supplier of oil with terrorism and security experts, a journalist in Saudi Arabia, and the Royal Saudi Embassy in the US.
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