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Saudis Are Shaken as Jihad Erupts at Their Front Door

The mourners came pouring in to the wealthy Khozama neighborhood by the hundreds over the last three nights, the younger men kissing the deputy governor of Riyadh on the forehead as a Bedouin mark of respect, his peers bussing him on the cheeks. “May God extend his condolences,” they murmur. The deputy governor’s son, Muhammad, was killed in the bombing of an upscale residential compound, struck down on Monday with such force, his father Abdullah al-Blehed said, that the first time he touched his son’s mangled corpse lying on the sidewalk, he did not recognize his own firstborn. “Those people who say they want to make jihad against the United States or Israel, what they did is pointless,” said Mr. Blehed, a part owner of Al Hamra, the compound where his son died. “Jihad is not like this.” Full Story

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