Saudi Arabia's New Terror

The terrorist attack on the al-Muhaya housing enclave in Riyadh on Nov. 8 that killed 18 Muslims has shocked and sickened many Saudi citizens. "Any sympathy [for Osama bin Laden] has more or less evaporated," contends Saudi journalist Tariq Alhomayed. But the rotten public-relations fallout is not likely to alter al-Qaeda's plans. Saudi officials are preparing for the worst as 2 million of the faithful converge next week on the holy city of Mecca to celebrate the Eid ul-Fitr feast. Saudi officials say they dispatched 4,700 extra security forces there last week after foiling a plot that included plans to set...

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