A critic of the Saudi government, Islamic scholar Sheikh Safar bin Abd al-Rahman “Al-Hawali, who had written a book called Kissinger’s Promise, about the West’s treacherous efforts to control Arab oil resources, explained the Gulf War in September 1990 to a crowd in a Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] mosque as another step in the conspiracy, saying, ‘It is not the world against Iraq….It is the West against Islam.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Age of Sacred Terror, Page 107