The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was named in a lawsuit regarding the massively controversial attacks on 9/11. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia was dismissed as one of the defendants in lawsuits brought by the families of 9/11 victims. The 9/11 attacks changed the global sentiment regarding Muslims and has since been a nightmare for several countries, prime examples of which include, Afghanistan and Iraq. Arabs have seen been accused of being terrorists irrespective of the country they belonged to, based on the fact that they were Arab Muslims, and Muslims in general. That changed when a US judge said that the prosecution failed to produce enough evidence to link Saudi Arabia to the horrendous attacks of 9/11.
District Judge George Daniels gave a written ruling which stated that lawyers for the plaintiffs effectively failed to show facts that would overcome Saudi Arabia’s sovereign immunity. The Judge further wrote that the plaintiffs will have to prove that Saudi Arabia, or officials belonging to the country, took actions that supported terrorism in any form. A total of 19 hijackers took over the planes, and recently a 20th came to light. Allegedly, of those 19 hijackers, 15 belonged to Saudi Arabia. The 20th hijacker came to be known as Zacarias Moussaoui, who claimed that a Saudi prince helped him financially in 2001 while he was enrolled in a flight school in Norman, Oklahoma. He further claimed that the same prince injected colossal sums of money to some of the 19 hijackers involved in those attacks. These are a few of those claims that lacked sufficient evidence according to the US District Judge, and in light of that, Saudi Arabia was dropped as a defendant.
The ruling gives some serious insight into reports that would claim that Saudi Arabia was directly or indirectly involved in the attacks on 9/11. If 15 of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia, evidence should have been easy to present, after all, there has to be a reason why this wild accusation was made. If something as simple as that cannot be backed by evidence in over a decade, maybe the reports were all wrong, maybe Saudi Arabia was not behind the attacks, maybe Muslims are not to be blamed. Maybe! Think about it.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.