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The timeline I got from Destroying Yemen was that the MB finally fell out with Nasser over his land reform plans in an for Nasser rather uncharacteristically bloody way, and got a place to be terrible in the KSA. That ended with:
1979 Grand Mosque seizure - Wikipedia
The Grand Mosque seizure[7] occurred during November and December 1979 when insurgents calling for the overthrow of the House of Saud took over Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The insurgents declared that the Mahdi (the "redeemer of Islam") had arrived in the form of one of their leaders - Mohammed Abdullah al-Qahtani - and called on Muslims to obey him. For nearly two weeks Saudi Special Forces, assisted by Pakistani and French commandos,[8] fought battles to reclaim the compound.[9]

After that Qatar became their main sponsor.

I really need to get back to the Curtis book about the UK and radical Islam but I fear I'll have to clean up my desk for this. I'm sure I left it somewhere around here.

by generic on Mon Mar 4th, 2019 at 12:43:10 PM EST
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Get back to that Curtis book!
iirc, you've post only one or two insights from this source.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 4th, 2019 at 05:13:26 PM EST
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