Following are excerpts from an interview with former Lebanese minister Wiam Wahhab, which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV on June 13, 2008.
Wiam Wahhab: There are two types of Islamists. One type has a strong conviction with regard to fighting the Americans and their enterprise. They include some of the resistance movements in Iraq... We must not lump all the Islamists Together. On the other hand, there are Islamists who work for the CIA. They are steered and financed by Saudi Arabia. You have seen what happened here in Lebanon with Fath Al-Islam, which was a complete Saudi fabrication. It is clear that Fath Al-Islam was carrying out a Saudi plan in Lebanon and in the Nahr Al-Bared refugee camp, rather than a plan of resistance.
I believe that the Jews who used to live in Al-Madina returned, 1,400 years after their defeat by the Prophet Muhammad, in order to take revenge on the Prophet Muhammad, by means of this [Saudi] regime. I'm absolutely sure of this.
Interviewer: So you say that...
Wiam Wahhab: Search for the [Jewish] Qaynuqa' tribe. The Muslims know this. Search for the Qaynuqa' tribe, and you will discover what's going on with the Saudi regime today.