Which is a rarity in the Middle East.
No, it's not. People are constantly finding ways to try and stand up to the tyrannical theocracy of the Al-Sahd family in Saudi Arabia, which has been propped up by the US government for nearly sixty years. Before Al-Qaeda was trying to take down the USA it was trying to destabilize the decadent, repressive Al-Sahd regime, before it realized that it was fruitless to do that while the military Goliath of the US armed forces was stationed in every country in the ME and had been for over five decades.
Those tribesmen who kidnap people in Yemen all the time? They're trying to gain freedom and stand up to a corrupt regime. Sure they're kidnapping Westerners like me to do it, but they're still standing up to a corrupt regime.
Just because the way a lot of Middle Easterners pursue freedom is violent doesn't mean it's not valid.