May 15, 2015 | Quote

Looming Over US-Gulf Allies Talks: A Choice of ‘Poison Pills’

“Saudi Arabia is inextricably tied to the Wahhabi doctrine; the royal family is inextricably tied to the Wahhabi religion’s establishment,” said Reuel Marc Gerecht, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, referring to the Saudi-based puritanical movement that he says has “fueled Islamic extremism of the Sunni side throughout the region.”

“As this clash between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensifies, I think it’s going to be pretty unavoidable that the Saudis are going to support the Islamic State or support militant groups that are under the Islamic State's umbrella,” he said.

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