Wikileaks: Saudi Arabia & The Gulf States Hypocrisy
On December 16th, the ministry said it was setting up committees across the country to ensure that Qur’an copies in circulation are authentic. This decision was taken due to the appearance on the Algerian market of copies of the Qur’an with “serious and malicious alterations to its verses”, according to the ministry’s information officer, Abdelmajid Tamine.
The ministry blames members of the fundamentalist Salafi movement for the alterations. The changes reportedly included additions and deletions in a subtle manner that no ordinary reader would be able to notice. The movement, which originated in Saudi Arabia, was brought to Algeria during the 1980s by young Algerians who studied in Saudi Arabia. Their spiritual leader, Abdelmalek Ramdani, created the “La Colonne Cell”, named after a district of Hydra on the hills of Algiers. He is now an imam in a mosque in Saudi Arabia after receiving death threats in Algeria because of his views.
Algerian religious authorities have been increasingly facing a challenge from the Salafi movement, prompting Algerian Minister for Religious Affairs Bouabdallah Ghlamallah to declare that the country is going through a “severe cultural and religious crisis”.” 
For instance, in one Madrassa in Pakistan, I interviewed 70 Malaysian and Thai students who are being educated side by side with students who went on to the Afghan war and the like. These people return to their countries, and then we see the results in a short while. … At best, they become hot-headed preachers in mosques that encourage fighting Christians in Nigeria or in Indonesia. And in a worst case, they actually recruit or participate in terror acts.”  Those who received training in Afghanistan and later moved to Algeria, are now spreading throughout Northern Africa.
The Salafist Brigade announced a merger with Al Qaeda, which means little except that the brigade has a mandate to expand outside of Algeria in cooperation with foreign Islamic cells.
Suddenly, Salafist cells, now renamed Al Qaeda Organization for the Countries of the Arab Maghreb, have been growing like wild flowers in Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
This decree coming out of Saudi Arabia was very similar to the statements that came from Al Qaeda in Iraq.
“In a four-hour anti-Shia sermon, released on the Internet a week before his death in a U.S. bombing raid in June but apparently recorded two months earlier, Zarqawi ran through a list of Shia “betrayals” and cited a number of venomously anti-Shia tracts written by scholars in the fundamentalist Wahhabi branch of Sunni Islam. He declared that there would be no “total victory” over the Jews and Christians without a “total annihilation” of the Shia, whom he called the secret agents of Islam’s enemies. “If you can’t find any Christians or Jews to kill, vent your wrath against the next available Shia,” Zarqawi said. He claimed that his fellow terrorists, the Hezbollah in Lebanon, were only pretending to oppose Israel, while in reality their mission was to protect Israel’s northern border. Zarqawi concluded with a formal declaration of war on the Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr and his “bastards.” 
Please note that there is a distinction between main stream Sunni Muslims and Wahhabies, in that the main stream Sunnis are very moderate, non-violent and very tolerant of others. However, as was mentioned before, the Wahhabis are extremists and as such are diametrically opposed to the Shi’ites. For instance, in Iran women vote, work, drive (even Lorries and taxis ), attend universities (Some 60% of university entrants are women ) and serve in paramilitary organisations and the police. They are also represented in the Parliament. And to cap it all, the Islamic Republic of Iran accepts and allows Gender change. Compare this to Saudi Arabia. It is no wonder that they consider Shi’ites to be heretics.
The Iraqi officials interviewed for the article say most of the money comes from “private Islamic donations inside Saudi Arabia, known as zakat.” The zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, and all Muslims are obliged to give it, primarily for the “poor and needy.” Some Saudis know where the money goes, the officials say, but others give the money to Islamic clerics and don’t know where it goes.
The two Iraqi officials said that while some of the funding goes to Iraqi Sunni leaders, who then disburse it, other channels are being used to send money directly to insurgents. Among them are Iraqi drivers working on road links between Iraq and neighboring countries.
Several drivers interviewed by the AP in several Middle East capitals said Saudis have been using religious events, like the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and a smaller midyear pilgrimage, to send money into Iraq on buses that carry returning pilgrims.”