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July 6, 2006
Mujahideen Ryder: moderator of Muslim Youth chat forum
Azeem Khan: Muslim youth coordinator-forum administrator - assistant secretary general of ICNA
and scheduled speaker at planned MY camp at the Foundation for Islamic Education in Villanova
MIM:The true faces of ICNA's Young Muslim forum administrators shows the mission of their scheduled 'summer camp'
Mujahideen Ryder is moderater on the Young Muslims forum. His picture of himself in a suicide bomber headdress epitomises the Young Muslims Jihadi ideology. Mujhideen Ryder will very likely one of the attendees at the upcoming 'Jihad' camp in Villanova.
The Cobra with fangs is the 'avatar' of Azeem Khan, a scheduled speaker at the upcoming YM conference. He is a Young Muslim forum administation, assistant Secretary General or ICNA and be headed the Young Muslims organisation for years.
No to Jihad in their backyards
Upcoming Jihad camp adds urgency to resident's protest against expansion of Foundation for Islamic Education in Villanova for zoning violations
MIM: An Al Qaeda linked Imam,suicide bomber supporter, and volunteer for a Hamas 'charity' are speakers at upcoming Young Muslims camp in Villanova PA .
Residents protesting premises expansion cite security concerns at Foundation of Islamic Education Youth camp venue.http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2082
The Muslim Youth division of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society have announced their upcoming summercamp to be held at the Foundation for Islamic Education in Villanova, Pennslyvania on August 2nd to August 6th. http://www.fiesite.org/
For documentation and information on ICNA/MAS - Young Muslims and their mission statement to turn America into a 'Muslim American Society' see: "Muslim American Subversives and Islamist Conspirators of North America " http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/216
ICNA website linking to Young Muslims: http://www.icna.org/icna/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=4&id=29&Itemid=53
In 2001 the FIE was the location of Young Muslims Jihad Camp. (see announcements below)
.The YM camps no longer go under that name, but several of the speakers who attended the Jihad Camp will be among those lecturing at the upcoming Muslim Youth camp at the Foundation for Islamic Education in Villanova. http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=jihadcamp7606%2Ehtm
According to the Philadephia Inquirer article "Neighbors fight Islamic foundation's expansion" the FIE is;
"... a New York non profit religious group headed by a Saudi businessman agreed to to buy the campus of the Northeastern Christian Junior College , the former Morris Clothier estate, for 2.7 million.."http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/pennsylvania/14969266.htm
Also see link below for more information on past ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) that took place at FIE . Residents in Villanova expressed concern that the FIE claimed they could not recall who had used there premises - yet the event announcements were posted on the internet.http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2082
MIM has uncovered further information on the Saudi (Wahhabist) ties which go directly to the Saudi government and royal family proving that the Foundation for Islamic Education is a direct extension of the Saudi Wahhabist enterprise.
*The foundation for Islamic Education is a private institute and is owned and managed by a Board of trustees based in Saudi Arabia . The president of the Board is His Excellency Mahmoud Abdullah Taiba, a member of the Majlis Ash Shura and former Secretary General of the the Energy and Electricity in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
MIM: The corporation registration of the FIE lists the officers as :
Mahmoud A Taiba - President
Abdulaziz A Hanafi -Secretary
Abdullah A I - Hobayb - Treasurer
MIM: They are all wealthy and highly placed Saudi nationals with royal and government connection and are all active in the electricity energy sector.
In 2005 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia appointed Mahmoud Abdullah Taiba to be the new vice chairman of the Shoura council The Shoura Council is the policy making body of the Saudi government in accordance with Islamic law . This means that the Foundation for Islamic Education ,which is headed by Shoura Vice president Mahmoud Taiba, is direct extension of the Saudi government and promotes the Wahhabist ideology.
Jeddah 12, April 2005 - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd yesterday reshuffled the Shoura Council by inducting experienced professionals and increasing it's membership from120 to 150. He also issued a series of royal decrees extending the terms of ministers, governors, and top officials.
Dr.Saleh Bin Hamaid will continue as chairman of the Shoura, the Saudi Press Agency said quoting a royal decree.Dr. Saleh ibn Abdullah Al - Malik is the new secretary-general, who replaces Dr.Hamoud Al Badr, who held the post since the consultative body's inception in 1992.
Mahmoud Ibn Adullah Taiba is the new vice chairman and Dr.Saleh ibn Saud Al - Ali assistant chairman.
MIM : According to the Shoura Council website:
The basic directives issued by King Abdul Aziz Al Saud when he founded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stipulated that the State is based on Shoura (Consultation). "Al Shoura" means that the chief executive (the person charged with authority in Islam) should sound out the views of his subjects, particularly the scholars and wise men, when running the affairs of Moslems. His final decision, taken after weighing these various views, is sure to be acceptable to his subjects. Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, applied Shoura throughout his life. In many cases the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, followed the advice of his companions in preference to his own opinion. Al Shoura has been applied throughout Islamic history. Therefore, Al-Shoura is similar to the democratic, parliamentary system in the West, although it is a pure Islamic form. King Abdul Aziz applied Shoura from the very founding of the Kingdom, forming the Shoura Council, whose decisions were implemented after the King's approval. Moreover, King Abdul Aziz would issue statements and pamphlets addressed directly to the citizens, urging them to submit any suggestions they may have and stating his readiness to receive them in audience and listen to their views. His sons, the Kings Saud, Faisal, Khaled and Fahd followed the same policy.
On 1/3/1992 (27/8/1413 H), King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud issued a Royal Decree approving the new system of the Al Shoura Council, which is made up of 60 members appointed by the King. The Al Shoura Council in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys the same powers as western parliaments; it is entitled to enact laws, oversee the functions of governmental agencies and investigate public cases. Saudi Arabia has thus adopted a form of democracy free of drawbacks.
Mahmoud Abdullah Taiba is also the chairman of the Saudi Consolidated Electric compan
Saudi Consolidated Electric Company, Western Province
Contact: Eng. Mahmmud Abdullah Taiba, Chairman
P.O. Box 9299, Jeddah 21413, Saudi Arabia
Phone: (966 2) 651-1008, Fax: (966 2) 653-4139
MIM: Abdullah I Hobayb the treasurer of The Foundation for Islamic Education heads a large group of companies:http://www.us-saudi-business.org/samemprofile.htm#Al-Hobayeb%20Group%20of%20Companies Al-Hobayb Group of Companies
Al-Hobayb Group has many subsidiaries in various fields. One subsidiary, ABB Contracting Co. Ltd., was established for contracting in the electrical works field, power generation and allied activities on a turnkey basis. Their projects consist of mechanical and engineering contracting and supply in the filed of industry, installation, high voltage substations and power transformers. ABB Contracting has branches in Dammam, Jeddah, and Al-Khobar and its head office in Riyadh.
Another subsidiary, ABB Electrical Industries Co. Ltd. was established as a joint venture in 1985 but was later reorganized into a fully owned Saudi enterprise. The company is involved in the manufacturing of electro-mechanical equipment, transmission covering products, distribution equipment, transformers, distribution boards and relay & control equipment. The principal activity of the company is to manufacture low and medium voltage switchgears, compact substations and other related items. The ABB Electrical Industries Co. Ltd. is located in Riyadh and has branches in Dammam, Jeddah, Jubail and Al-Khobar.
Eng. Abdullah I. Al-Hobayb
P.O. Box 556
For more on Hanafi see:Abdul Aziz Hanafi http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20030321/feat9en.htm On the other hand Prince Abdul Majeed Ibn Abdul Aziz, the governor of Makkah and honourary chairman of the Quran memorization committee will patronize the annual ceremony for Quran memorization with the presence of a number of high ranking personalities, on 18/3/1424H in Jeddah. The Chairman of the society Engineer Abdul Aziz Hanafi said the society has 34,000 students and 1845 teachers in 479 mosques. ----------------------------- Note that the Bin Laden family is also on this list : Arab Science and Technology Foundation
Eng Abdulaziz A. Hanafi
HC & CO
MIM: The Foundation for Islamic Education is registered at an office address 800 N 2nd Street 100 Harrisburg, Pennslyvania 17102
All three of the officers (who are Saudi residents) list their addresses as:
2 Westbank Road Rye PA 10580-0
MIM: Saudi = Wahhabism . The Foundation for Islamic Education in Villanova is an 'operational headquarters' which enables them to spread their anti Western , Islamofacist ideology .
In his weblog "Calling Islamism the enemy" Dr. Daniel Pipes cites a former French intelligence officer who stated that :MIM: The FIE is also directly linked to the radical Islamist University, Al Azhar, a bastion of the Muslim Brotherhood. The head Imam of Al Azhar, Sheik Tantawi, sanctioned suicide attacks against Israeli civilians because they were all potential soldiers. Bin Laden's mentor, Abdullah Azzam attended the university as well. According to it's mission statement
We should not be attacking the effects of terrorism but its causes: Wahhabite ideology, Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood. But no one will touch any of those." (Quoted in Michel Moutot, "Washington is losing ‘war on terror': experts," Agence France-Presse, July 4, 2006)http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/300
"Al Azhar has...been converying the Mission of Islam to people at larging making manifest it's geniuses and revealing it's contribution to humanity's welfare and progress",,,Al Azhar is that spiritual haven,the reputation of which resounded throughout the world,becsue of the established prestige in which it is held in the hearts of Muslims. Hence, to Al -Azhar Muslims send their sons to make their studies..." They would thus become devoted proclaims of rigtheousness , and shining beacons of guidance ,showing the way of Allah to nations all over the earth..."http://www.alazhar.org/english/about/index.htm
*The FIE works together with the deceptively named American Open University (a Wahhabist entity) and describes itself as 'a satellite campus' linked and accredited with Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. The AOU decribes itself as:
The American Open University (AOU) is an independent non-profit educational organization, based in the United States of America, founded and supervised by scholars specialized in Islamic and Educational Sciences.
AOU is an Islamic university offering undergraduate and graduate studies through distance learning, based on the amanah (trust) to spread Islamic knowledge based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw), in the framework of mainstream Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'a. http://www.open-university.edu/about_us_E.htm
MIM: The theme of the Muslim Youth camp being held at the FIE is 'Deen and Dunya' - Finding the Balance. The Muslim Youth organisation takes their ideological and religious teachings directly from the Muslim Brotherhood - which is the precursor of Al Qaeda.
A Quaranic website defines Deen as meaning - 'to become abased, submissive and obedient [to some authority]'. http://quranicteachings.co.uk/deen.htm
Dunya is defined as this world in relation to the hereafter :"This life has been called al-hayaat ad-dunya because it is the near (or "nearest"), the apparent and the current existence which we know and also because it is lesser, despicable and superficial in comparison to the real life as Allah called it - the life in the hereafter." http://members.cox.net/arshad/ad-dunya.html
The speakers at the upcoming Muslim Youth camp (see original announcement below) have documented terrorism ties and reads like a Who's Who of radical Islamists.
The residents of Villanova have good reason to be concerned about security issues and should do everything possible to stop the planned expansion of the Foundation for Islamic Education. At a 2000 ICNA conference in Baltimore the head of the Young Muslims organisation which is running the camp, urged parents to send their sons to fight Jihad in Chechnya:
According to testimony given by counter terrorism expert Steven Emerson:
At the July 2000 annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in Baltimore, speaker Tayyab Yunus pleaded with the audience:
The youth is very important…And, we all want to see our youth to succeed to become doctors, to become engineers; but how many of you can actually say that you want to send your sons to Jihad, to Chechnya? How many of you can actually say that? [Takbir! Allahua Akbar!] How many of you can actually say that you want to send your child… How many of you can actually say that you want to send your youth to fight in Jihad or to send them to…to these Islamic Institutions to become educated? I'm sorry. Other than that, I honestly believe in my heart that this is the time, right now is the time.http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/congress/9-11_commission/030709-emerson.htm
More information on Young Muslims, ICNA,MAS, and the speakers can be found by doing a search on MIM
* Mazen Mokhtar a New Jersey Imam who is under investigation by the FBI for ties to Al Qaeda and bomb plotters in the UK. In 2004 the Washington Post reported on a previous Youth Camp appearance by Mokhtar :
This year's camp is to be held at Villanova Academy, an Islamic school in Pennsylvania, and its theme is "A Few Good Men/Lives of the Khulafa Rashideen (Pious Caliphs)."
Before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the group's summer gatherings were called "Jihad Camp." Advertised speakers in August 2001 included Imam Siraj Wahaj, identified by federal prosecutors in 1995 as a "possible unindicted co-conspirator" in the terrorism case against blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Saffet Catovic, a Bosnian associated with the Benevolence International Foundation, a now-defunct Muslim charity accused by the U.S. government of financing terrorism.http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/239
MIM: At a Muslim Youth MAS event in NYC:
."..Mazen Mokhtar spoke to the youth about their role in society and encouraged them to excel, succeed, and take part in spreading the message of Islam. He said the youth are vital to any rising community for their flexibility, understanding of American society, and passionate and sincere dedication to their cause. Coupled with the correct understanding of Islam, Muslim youth can stand up and change the world, with the support of Allah.
"But, will they?" asked Mokhtar."
PDF] Dossier: Azzam Publications UK (Azzam.com, Qoqaz.net) and Mazen ...
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Qoqaz.net) and Mazen Mokhtar. • Azzam Publications UK is widely considered to be the premiere English-language. mouthpiece for Al-Qaida. ...
www.globalterroralert.com/azzam-mokhtar.pdf - Similar pages
To see the minna.org website go to:
Article in WPost about Mokhtar and Al Qaeda: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58065-2004Aug11.html
*Jamal Badawi an Imam based in Canada who recently justified suicide bombings in an 7/29/06 forum on the Islam Online website with the theme Dying for Allah :"Martyrdom in Islam let's discuss it " Badawi was asked 'what is the difference between a martyr and a a sucide bomber?' and responded:
Not every martyr is a "suicide" bomber. As indicated earlier, a person who is killed in the battlefield is also a martyr; also a woman who dies in a difficult child birth is also a martyr (of a lower degree).
Not every "suicide" bomber is a martyr if that action violates any of the conditions detailed in the answers to the first question (Mr. Jacob). It should be made clear that defense against unprovoked aggression and resistance to reduce oppression are legitimate causes for combative jihad provided that all other conditions, qualifiers and ethics of war are strictly observed. It should also be noted that in all nations and according to the UN charter and international law, the Islamic causes are basically the same. Also, it should also be noted that all nations and peoples have lots of praises for those who not only put their lives on the line but also sacrifice their lives for what they consider as defense for their country or people.
It is known that people from various backgrounds sacrificed their lives in a way that many may classify as "suicidal operations" such as the Japanese pilots in the Second World War. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2074
* Siraj Wahaj an alleged unindicted co conspirator in the WTC 1993 bombings and Imam of Al Taqwa Mosque in New York who justified the cartoon riots at a demonstration saying that Muslims "Had to make sure that they (infidels) do not do this again."
Wahhaj likened the response to the rioting in American cities that followed the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. While King's death was not the cause of the riots, he said, it served as a catalyst because the loss was seen as a symbol of the deprivations suffered by African-Americans. Likewise, he said, the extreme Muslim reaction to the cartoons relates to the political and economic oppression of Muslims in parts of the world. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1662
* Faisal Hammoudeh : A leading Islamic Relief volunteer form Chicago: Last month the Gaza coordinator of Islamic Relief Worldwide (based in the UK and California) was arrested and deported from Israel for fundraising for Hamas: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2012
*Shamsi Ali is the deputy Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center in NYC and the director of the Jamaica Muslim Center. The JMC was among the sponsors of a demonstration against the Danish cartoons where demonstrators carried signs with slogans saying "Allah's wrath is on the way". (Siraj Wahhaj mentioned above also spoke at the event).
*Ibrahim Negm was born in Egypt and graduated 4th from Al Azhar High School, He is the editor of "The Weekly Mirror International" An online piece entitled "The Muslim teenager in a chaotic world" reflects the Young Muslim weltaanschauung:
"We should not be distracted or exploited by the greedy multi- national companies out to shape our beliefs and values as well as to rip us off. While these Satanic institutions try hard to keep us busy, we must bear in mind that Islam gives the young person a very high and rewarding role of being active followers of the true Deen. There are countless rewards availablefor the young person who fights the ills and temptations of this world in return for the sanctity of the hereafter, and those who can see beyond the fake surface of the media and capitalism..." http://www.readmirror.com/youth.html
The Mirror International is part of Young Muslims Inc.and uses the same address as the ICNA office in Queens, NY .
* Amin Abdul Latif who lectures to Muslim Youth is a convert to Islam and the Imam of the Masjid Ul Allahu Akhbar and and the Amir (president ) of the NYC Majlis of Wyandanch. His 17 year old son was killed during a police raid on a Nation of Islam mosque in 1992.
As District Attorney Charles J. Hynes of Brooklyn began a preliminary investigation of police conduct in the shooting death Tuesday night of an unarmed youth in East New York, a picture began to emerge yesterday of the teen-ager's involvement in the drug-soaked world of the neighborhood where he was killed. A law-enforcement official said yesterday that the 17-year-old youth, Shu'aib Abdul-Latif, was arrested March 27 on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. The official -- who spoke only on condition of anonymity, since the case was sealed because the defendant was only 16 -- said Mr. Abdul-Latif had 22 vials of crack in his possession at the time of his arrest and was convicted in June of the Class B felony. He was sentenced to five years' probation, said an investigator who also spoke only on condition of anonymity, because Mr. Abdul-Latif was a minor and because it was his first offense. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A11F83B550C778DDDA80894DC494D81&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fP%2fPolice%20Brutality%20and%20Misconduct
*Azeem Khan was the coordinator of Young Muslims and is now the assistant secretary general of ICNA, the Islamic Circle of North America proving that their are zero degrees of separation between YM and ICNA. Khan plays a pivotal role in the Muslim Youth organisation. He is the administrator of MY website forums uses a fanged cobra as his 'Avatar'.
The Young Muslims forum includes a member called 'Mujahadeen Ryder' who is pictured with a sucide bomber headband and face mask identical to those worn by terrorists in pre 'martyrdom' videos. The Ryder is possibly a reference to the brand name of the rental trucks used in the 1993 WTC bombing.
At a rally against the Danish cartoons,at which threats were made that the US would be punished by Allah, Khan made an inadvertently oxymoronic comment stating that "It hurts us when people attack embassies, because it reinforces the image that we were protesting in the first place, which is that Muslims are violent."
MIM: The Young Muslims Summer Camp Announcement with speakers list to beheld at the Foundation for Islamic Education in VIllanova PA
YM Summercamp NE 2006
Deen and Dunya: Finding the Balance
Aug. 2nd - Aug. 6th
Price includes accomodations, food, and transportation to camp site.
You must pay to confirm your spot!
MIM: The Young Muslim Jihad camp in Pennslyvania took place two weeks before 9/11 in August 2001.
Note that many of the speakers are the same ones who will be coming to Villanova in August 2006.
Young Muslims North East Region
Young Muslims North East Region (2001)
Imam Siraj Wahaj
REMEMBER THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN COME.
MIM: In 2002 the Muslim Youth organised a sequel to the Jihad Camp with the theme :Planning for our Akhira (The Hereafter) for boys 14 to 22. The annoucement concluded with "many important lessons await"
Young Muslims Summers Camp 2002
Planning for Our Akhira
Imam Siraj Wahhaj
There will be two YM summer camps this summer. The Midwest Region of
Our Summer Camp will help educate and prepare the youth with the
MIM: Ibrahim Negm one of the scheduled speakers at the upcoming 2006 Young Muslims camp at the FIE in Villanova (see announcement) - wrote this syllabus to teach Young Muslims. Note the emphasis on Jihad, Shahadah (martyrdom) and the Akhira (afterlife).
Page 3 #9 Jihad # 10 Death -
Page 7' Jihad- mission of shahadah.' Jihad-dying in the way of Allah
MIM: Royal Degree regarding the rules and regulations of the Majlis Shura Council from the Saudi government website.
Royal Decree No. A/91
27 Sha'ban 1412/ I March 1992
In compliance with Allah Almighty words:
[Those who respond to their Lord, and establish regular prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation; who spend out of what we bestow on them for sustenance] "Shura Sura (ChapterXL11), Verse 38". And [It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them. Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted , they would have broken away from about thee : so pass over ( their faults ) , and ask for ( Allah's ) forgiveness for them ; and consult them in affairs ( of moment ) . Then, when thou hast taken a decision, put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)] "Al-Imran Sura (ChapterIII), Verse 159".
And following His Messenger Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH) in consulting his Companions, and urging the (Muslim) Nation to engage in consultation. Shura Council shall be established to exercise the tasks entrusted to it, according to this Law and the Basic Law of Governance while adhering to Quran and the Path (Sunnah) of his Messenger (PBUH), maintaining brotherly ties and cooperating unto righteousness and piety.
Shura Council shall hold fast to the bond of Allah and adhere to the sources of Islamic legislation. All members of the Council shall strive to serve the public interest, and preserve the unity of the community, the entity of the State and nation interests.
Shura Council shall consist of a Speaker and One hundred and fifty members chosen by the King from amongst scholars, those of knowledge, expertise and specialists.
It is stipulated that the member of Shura Council shall be as follows:
(a) A Saudi national by descent and upbringing.
(b) A person well known for uprightness and competence.
(c) A person not less than 30 years of age.
A member may submit a request to resign his membership to the Speaker, who in turn shall bring it before the King.
Accountability of a member shall be done on failing to perform duties, and shall be trialed according to rules and procedures to be issued by royal decree.
On vacancy of a member position, the King shall choose a substitution and a royal decree shall be issued to this effect.
No member may exploit his membership for his own interest.
The membership shall not be combined with any governmental post, or with the management of any organization, unless the King deems it necessary.
Speaker, Vice-Speaker, and Secretary General shall be appointed and released by royal decree. Their ranks, rights, duties, and all their affairs shall be defined by royal decree.
Prior to assumption of their duties, Speaker, members and Secretary General shall take the following Oath before the King:
"I swear to Allah Almighty to be loyal to my religion, then to my King and Country, and not to reveal any of the State's secrets, to preserve its interests and laws, and to perform my duties with sincerity, integrity, loyalty and fairness."
Riyadh City shall be the seat of the Shura Council. The Council may convene in other locations within the Kingdom if the King deems it appropriate.
Shura Council term shall be four Hijri years, effective from the specified date in the Royal Decree issued for its formation. A new Council shall be formed at least two months prior to the end of the current Council. In case term of the current council ends before a new formation; current Council shall remain active until the new formation is accomplished. Numbers of the newly selected members shall not be less than half of the current Council.
The King, or whoever may deputize, shall deliver an annual royal speech at Shura Council on State's domestic and foreign policy.
Shura Council shall express its opinion on State's general policies referred by Prime Minister. The Council shall specifically have the right to exercise the following:
(a) Discuss the general plan for economic and social development and give view.
(b) Revising laws and regulations, international treaties and agreements, concessions, and provide whatever suggestions it deems appropriate.
(c) Analyzing laws.
(d) Discuss government agencies annual reports and attaching new proposals when it deems appropriate.
A meeting of Shura Council shall not be valid without a quorum of at least two-thirds of members, including Speaker or whoever may deputizes. Resolutions shall not be considered valid without members' majority approval.
Shura council's resolutions shall be submitted to the king who decides what resolutions to be referred to Cabinet. If views of both Shura Council and Cabinet agree, the resolutions are issued after the king approval. If views of both councils vary the issue shall be returned back to Shura Council to decide whatever it deems appropriate, and send the new resolution to the king who takes the final decisions.
Laws, international treaties and agreements, and concessions shall be issued and amended by royal decrees after being reviewed by the Shura Council.
Shura Council shall form the necessary specialized committees amongst its members to exercise power within its jurisdiction. Further, it may form ad hoc committees to review any item on its agenda.
Shura Council's committees may seek non-council members assistance of whomever fit upon Speaker's approval.
Shura Council shall have Steering Committee composed of Speaker, Vice Speaker, and heads of specialized committees.
Speaker shall submit to Prime Minister requesting accountability of ministers. A minister shall have the right to participate in the deliberation but not the right to vote.
Shura Council shall have the jurisdiction proposing a draft of a new law or an amendment of enacting law and study these within the council. Speaker shall submit the Council's resolution of new or amended law to the king.
Speaker of Shura Council shall submit a request to the Prime Minister in providing the Council with documents and data in possession of government agencies, which the Council deems necessary to facilitate its work.
Speaker shall submit an annual report to the King regarding Council's work in accordance with its regulations.
Civil service laws shall be applying to Shura Council employees unless the regulations provide otherwise.
The King shall allocate Shura Council special budget. The budget shall be spend in accordance with rules issued by royal decree.
Shura Council's financial matters, auditing and closing accounts shall be regulated by special rules issued by royal decree.
Shura Council regulations shall define the functions of the Speaker, Vice Speaker, General Secretary, bodies, methods of meetings conducting, work management, committees' works and voting procedure. The regulations shall also specify rules of debate, responding principles and other matters conducive to order and discipline within Council, so Council shall exercise jurisdiction for the Kingdom welfare and nation prosperity. These regulations shall be issued by royal decree.
Amendment of this Law can only be made in the same manner of the promulgation.
for more info http://www.shura.gov.sa
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