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9/11: 15 of the 19 terrorists who terrified America were Saudi, Gulf country claiming to improve

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9/11 Attack: The US consistently claims the role of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks. While Saudi Arabia has been denying these claims. He says that now he has completely changed.

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America has completed 20 years since the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Still the memories of that attack are fresh in all hearts and minds. People all over the world remember where they were and what they were doing that day. After the first plane hit the tower, people saw the plane colliding with the second tower live. 20 years later, the Biden administration is reviewing Saudi Arabia’s ties since that historic day as 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

Upbringing in Saudi encouraged radicalization
The Saudi government has consistently denied any connection to the 9/11 attacks. CBS News’s Holly Williams talks to people convicted of terrorist crimes in a Saudi prison. Some prisoners told him that having grown up in an ultra-Orthodox Islamic state fueled his radicalization. Saudi officials told CBS News they were fixing the problem. The Saudi government allowed Williams to visit Al-Ha’ir in prison and was guided by a prisoner.

Saudi citizen joins Taliban
Yasser Asem Hamdi was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was born as an American citizen and his parents were Saudi. When he was five years old, his family moved to Saudi Arabia. Just before the 9/11 attacks, Hamdi went to Afghanistan to train with the Taliban, where he was captured by US troops. He started taking training in extremism.

Claims of extremist messages in schools
Hamdi renounced his US citizenship and returned to Saudi Arabia as a free man. He was later arrested by Saudi authorities. Many prisoners claimed that they were exposed to radicalization and promoting violence as they grew up in an Islamic country. Asked if he had seen and heard the growing extremist messages in Saudi schools and mosques? Hamdi’s reply was ‘Absolutely’.

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Saudi Arabia claiming change
The Saudi government wants to show that it has completely changed now. The government says it is now promoting moderate Islam. Extremist preaching is banned. Women have been given more freedom, including the right to drive. School books, which once promoted violence against non-Muslims, have been rewritten.

Hamdi said he was an extremist but is no longer. He said, ‘Now I love America.’ Saudi Arabia has won praise for its efforts to fight terrorism and modernize its society. However, it continues to be criticized for its human rights record.

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