Report Indicates Saudis Trying PR Approach on U.S.

Yet Saudis have been transferring money to terrorist groups.
by Fred Jackson

(AgapePress) - A report says the Saudis have hired some of Washington's biggest public-relations firms in a bid to try to convince Americans that they don't support terrorism. But it is apparently proving to be a hard sell.

According to The New York Post, one of the Saudi deals involves a $200,000-a-month contract with Qorvis Communications, which has offices in Washington, D.C., and McLean, Virginia. The contract has been used to produce TV ads portraying the Kingdom as an ally against terrorism.

A lot of questions have been raised about Saudi support for terrorism in the wake of September 11. The vast majority of the Islamics who hijacked the planes came from Saudi Arabia, as does Osama bin Laden.

Western eyebrows have also been raised over the recent Saudi government-sponsored telethon, which collected close to $110 million for Palestinians. Many believed the money went directly to the families of the homicide bombers who have killed Israeli citizens.In fact, the Israelis reported that they have found documents during the West Bank military campaign which show the Saudis have been transferring money to terrorist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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