Hamoud al Aqla al Shuebi

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Hamoud al-Aqla al-Shuebi
Born Saudi Arabia
Occupation Saudi cleric
Known for issuing fatwas to support Osama bin Laden

Sheikh Hamoud al-Aqla al-Shuebi (Arabic: حمود العقلاء الشعيبي‎ see below for different transliterations) (died late 2001[1]) was a very conservative Saudi-born Islamic cleric.[2]

He has been seen as a radical element[3] since at least 1994 when he was quoted by Osama bin Laden in his Open Letter to Shaykh Bin Baz on the Invalidity of his Fatwa on Peace with the Jews, and several weeks after the Invasion of Afghanistan.[4]

He was particularly famous for comments in support of the 9/11 attacks, and encouraging Muslims to fight Christians and Jews in "Muslim lands", and for a Fatwa praising the Taliban shortly after their destruction of the Buddha sculptures in Bamiyan[5] for creating "the only country in the world in which there are no man-made laws".[6] According to the Jamestown Foundation, he supported a "retrograde, millenarian form of Islamism that was more notable for what it was against than what it actually stood for, and which was not in line with traditional Wahabbi thought in Saudi Arabia at the time."[5]

Obeying this fatwa was consistently listed as factors favoring the continued detention of various Guantanamo detainees.[7][1][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Transliterations of name[edit]

The different transliterations Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts used for his name included: Amoud Shouib Ouqula, Ha Al-Uqla, Hamid al Uqqla, Hammoud al Agla of Quaseem, Hammoud al Oqalah, Hamood al Aqla, Hamood al Okla, Hamoud Al Okla, Hamoud Al Shi'Ibi, Hamoud Al Ukla Aqula, Hamoud Al Uqla Al Shuebi, Hamoud Alaugla, Hamoud Aluoqla, Hamoud al Aqla, Hamoud al Uqla, Hamoud al Uqqla, Hamud Al-Uqqla, Hamud al Ukla, Hamud al-Uqqla, Hamud bin Uqla, Hamud bin ‘Uqla al-Shu‘aybi, Hamud bin ‘Uqla al-Shu‘aybi, Humud al Uqla, Sheik Ha Al-Uqla, Sheik Hamood al Okla, Sheikh Hamood Al Ugla, Sheik Hamoud, Sheik Hamoud Alaugla, Sheikh Hamud Al-Uqqla Sheik al Uqla, Sheik Bin Augla, Sheik Mahmoud al Oukla.

"al-Shuebi School" legacy[edit]

Some students of al-Oqala al-Shu’aybi, make up what has been called the “al-Shu’aybi (al-Shuebi) school”, based out of the very conservative city of Buraydah, capital of al-Qasim Province in Saudi Arabia. The most important of his students are Nasir al-Fahd, Ali al-Khudair, Hamoud al-Khaldi, and Sulaiman Al-Elwan.[5] As of 2010, the four had been in prison since 2003, following the May 2003 suicide bombings of residential compounds in Riyadh that killed 34 people, and which they reportedly supported.[20][5] The school helped legitimized the jihadi movement’s fight against the Saudi state and aided in the recruitment of new supporters when the movement began to emerge in Saudi Arabia in late-1999 and early-2000.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Factors for and against the continued detention (.pdf) of Khalid Malluh Shayi Al Jilba Al Qahtani Administrative Review Board - page 2
  2. ^ Jihadi terrorism, from Iraq to Kuwait, Asia Times, February 24, 2005
  3. ^ Cook, David. "The Implications of "Martyrdom Operations" for Contemporary Islam", Journal of Religious Ethics Volume 32, March 2004
  4. ^ "Terror for Terror", interview with Taysir Alluni in Afghanistan, October 21, 2001
  5. ^ a b c d e "Saudi Arabia’s Jihadi Jailbird: A Portrait of al-Shu’aybi Ideologue Nasir al-Fahd". Intelligence Quarterly. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Worthington, Andy, The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Pluto Press. ISBN 978-0-7453-2665-8, 2007
  7. ^ Factors for and against the continued detention (.pdf) of Ahmed Yaslam Said Kuman Administrative Review Board - page 65
  8. ^ OARDEC (4 March 2005). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Harbi, Tariq Shallah Hasan Al Alawi" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 66–68. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  9. ^ Factors for and against the continued detention (.pdf) of Khalid Abdallah Abdel Rahman Al Morghi Administrative Review Board - pages 47-48 - April 4, 2005
  10. ^ OARDEC (2 May 2005). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Moqbill, Muhsin Muhammad Musheen" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 22–24. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  11. ^ Factors for and against the continued detention (.pdf) of Mustafa Abdul Qawi Abdul Aziz Al Shamyri Administrative Review Board, April 26, 2005 - page 30
  12. ^ OARDEC (20 January 2006). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Atabi, Bijad, Thif Allah" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 97–99. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  13. ^ OARDEC (10 March 2005). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Rabiesh, Yusef Abdullah Saleh" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. page 84–86. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  14. ^ OARDEC (26 February 2006). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Kurash, Muhammad Abd Al Rahman" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 28–29. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  15. ^ OARDEC (2007-06-05). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Said Ali Shari" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 16–18. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  16. ^ OARDEC (9 September 2005). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Turki Mash Awi Zayid Al Asiri" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 16–19. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  17. ^ OARDEC (2005-09-21). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Zaharni, Khalid Mohammed". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  18. ^ OARDEC (2005-07-01). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Qahtani, Said Muhammed Husyan" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 45–47. Retrieved 2010-05-15.  fast mirror
  19. ^ OARDEC (2005-07-11). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Futuri, Muhammad Abd Allah Mansur" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 31–33. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  20. ^ "Sheikh Nasser Ibn Hamad al-Fahd withdraws several fatwas ...", Ain al-Yaqeen, November 28, 2003