Ali Al-Ahmed

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Ali Al-Ahmed is a Saudi scholar and expert on Saudi political affairs including terrorism, Islamic movements, Wahhabi Islam, Saudi political history, Saudi American relations, and the al-Saud family history. He is a writer, and invited speaker on Saudi political issues.

He is an invited speaker by Princeton University, Amnesty International, Hudson Institute and Meridian International Center.

As journalist he exposed major news stories such as the Pentagon botched translation of Ben Laden tape, and the video of the Daniel Pearl murder among others.

He is the author of reports on Saudi Arabia in the area of religious freedom, torture, press freedom, and religious curriculums.

A frequent consultant to major world media outlets including CBS News, CNN, PBS, Fox News, Washington Post, and Associated Press, Al-Ahmed has been widely quoted in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe and other newspapers in several languages.

He is educated in Winona Minnesota and Saint Thomas University in Saint Paul, in bachelor of journalism, political science and masters of international finance respectively.

He is affiliated with the Saudi Institute.

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