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The True Khashoggi Story Rebel Sheikh

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Summary

This fascinating and thrilling story tells of the ultimate insider of the Saudi Arabian high society, the political insider Saudi scene. A world to which ordinary mortals virtually never have access— elegant salons, immeasurable might, fairytale-like wealth, and brutal politics...along with the Secret Service, CIA, politicians, princes, kings and corruption. It's a mysterious world behind opaque veils that are rarely, if ever, lifted…

Brothers, SHEIKH RIAD KHASHOGGI and JAMAL KHASHOGGI  were born, not only into one of the oldest, but also into one of the most powerful families in Arabia. Their family, dating back 800 years, produced kings, sultans, muftis, ministers, scholars (including the first female nuclear physicist), and generals. This captivating story starts off with their grandfather, Hamza, the

mighty Sheikh of the Khashoggi family and a major figure in Medina, who had dealings with Lawrence of Arabia leading up to the fascinating and thrilling story that made Sheikh Riad into one of the most powerful players in the Saudi scene until he, himself, like his brother Jamal, became the target of the special interests.

Jamal's sister-in-law—Sheikh Riad's wife—saved the lives of both Sheikh Riad and Jamal in North Africa and then saved Sheikh Riad's life again in New York—risking her very own life. The author has been part of the Khashoggi family for more than 30 years—she felt it was time the world knows the true story. Sheikh Riad's perception of justice ultimately leads to the assassination of King Faisal and his best friend, the Foreign Minister, along with the overthrow of his close friend, the head of the Saudi Arabian CIA and brother-in-law of the king.

Yet, despite their background, Sheikh Riad and Jamal were extremely just and human. They both fought for freedom and democracy in their own way. This view of life and attitude didn't make them any friends. However, when Sheikh Riad—who wrote the Freedom Manifesto—and Jamal emerged as freedom fighters who made history by their actions… the hunter, became the hunted.

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