Khalid Masood, the man who killed four people in the deadliest terrorist attack in the UK since 2005, spent two years working in Saudi Arabia.
Masood worked as an English teacher between November 2005 and April 2008, working two one-year periods in that interval.
Masood also visited Saudi Arabia in 2015.
Khalid Masood was born as Adrian Russell Ajao in southeast London. He later converted to Islam and changed his name. It is not known if he was radicalized in Saudi Arabia, but that will certainly be something the authorities look into as they continue their investigation.
Saudi Arabia exports radical Islamism
Saudi Arabia is well-known for exporting Wahhabism, a form of Islam that is considered a key factor behind radicalization around the world. Saudi Arabia funds extremist writings that make their way around the world, including to some mosques in Canada according to a Toronto Star report.
Thus, as Saudi Arabia plays on the world stage as if they are combatting terrorism, they help feed into it behind the scenes.
The West – in an act of pathetic hypocrisy – ignores all of this, and acts as if Saudi Arabia is somehow our ally, despite the fact that they stand against everything we cherish in our societies – individual liberty, the equality of men and women, freedom of speech, and religious freedom. None of that exists in Saudi Arabia, and their support for Wahhabism helps spread that vicious ideology around the world.
As a result, it would not be much of a surprise if Khalid Masood was radicalized in Saudi Arabia. But if that’s the case, expect our politically correct leaders to avoid mentioning it at all costs.