Jamal Khashoggi Was a Jihadist, Not a Journalist

Jamal Khashoggi is best understood not as a man, but a foreign information operation purposed with undermining Saudi Arabia and realigning American relations in the Middle East.

As usual, there’s a lot of nonsense floating around the internet today. This time, it’s about the life and legacy of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi national and “Washington Post columnist” who was killed in 2018.

With President Biden visiting Saudi Arabia today, the corporate press and pseudo human rights outfits are in overdrive attempting to ostracize and boycott Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, citing Jamal Khashoggi’s death as evidence for his alleged despotism.

Biden fist bumps Saudi Prince MBS after condemning Jamal Khashoggi killing https://t.co/TADnmI5RVw

— CNBC (@CNBC) July 15, 2022

While MBS is depicted in our legacy press as a brutal authoritarian, the reality of his tenure is the polar opposite.

MBS is responsible for manifesting the greatest modernization campaign and human rights reforms in the history of Saudi Arabia. In Riyadh, MBS has huge support among reformers, and the Islamist political movement is his chief internal opposition.

Far from a “journalist” and a crusader for human rights, Jamal Khashoggi was a militant Islamist advocate who, in his Arabic writings, endorsed and encouraged jihadist violence against innocents.

I didn’t realize until yesterday that Jamal Khashoggi was the author of this notorious 1988 Arab News article of him tooling around Afghanistan with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda co-founder Abdullah Azzam. He’s just a democrat reformer journalist holding a RPG with jihadists. pic.twitter.com/G7xTCjwiPx

— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) October 12, 2018

As I’ve explained previously in The Dossier, the Jamal Khashoggi campaign has nothing to do with Jamal Khashoggi himself. Jamal Khashoggi is best understood not as a man, but as a foreign information operation purposed with undermining Saudi Arabia and realigning American relations in the Middle East.

I’ve written extensively about the late Jamal Khashoggi, and the amazing lies surrounding his life’s work and the circumstances surrounding his death.

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