Longtime U.S. ‘Allies’ Qatar, Kuwait Prime Terror Financiers

al-Thani and Haniyeh

The message the West is delivering is that once you’re an ally, you’re always an ally — even if you help our enemies.

BY RYAN MAURO:

David Cohen, the Treasury Department Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, has stated for the record what no other U.S. official would: Qatar and Kuwait, two supposed “allies” of the U.S., are facilitating Islamist terrorism and extremism.

Last month, Cohen spoke at a think tank and immediately turned to Qatar after discussing Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism.

“Qatar, a longtime U.S. ally, has for many years openly financed Hamas, a group that continues to undermine regional stability. Press reports indicate that the Qatari government is also supporting extremist groups operating in Syria,” he said.

Qatar’s staunch backing of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas hasalienated its Arab neighbors that view them as terrorist organizations. The leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad traveled to Qatar to meet with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. Qatar appears to have helped heal the relationship between Iran and Hamas.

In August, 24 members of Congress confronted Qatar over its relationship with Hamas. The Qatari government subsidizes the spread of Islamism around the world, even in downtown Washington D.C.

The Qatari government is also guilty of helping Al Qaeda’s regional affiliates. Cohen pointed out that the Treasury Department sanctioned a terrorist in December named Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nu’aymi, who raises money in Qatar and channels it to Al Qaeda elements in Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Iraq.

He managed the movement of over $2 million every single month to Al Qaeda in Iraq at one point and delivered the terrorists’ messages to media outlets from 2003-2004. This means that Qatar, a U.S. “ally,” has the blood of American soldiers in Iraq on its hands.

Read more at Clarion Project

Kuwait Funding Muslim Brotherhood Growth in Western Mosques

by Abigail R. Esman:

Elisabeth Sabaditsch Wolff – Wake Up People, We Need To Fight For Free Speech!

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By Elisabeth Sabaditsch Wolff:

Fascist totalitarianism has returned to my country. This time it does not come with the ring of jackboots on the cobblestones. No one’s door is battered down in the middle of the night. No cattle cars haul innocent victims away to an unknown destination.
This is a soft totalitarianism. It wears a business suit, smiles, and speaks in reasonable tones in the name of tolerance and diversity.

This time its victims are the natives of Austria, who are being deliberately replaced with a violent, barbaric, alien culture.

I am one of those victims.

For a number of years I have been giving educational seminars on Islam, sponsored by the Austrian Freedom Party. They are designed to educate people about the realities of Islam.

I learned those realities first-hand: I have lived in Iran, Kuwait, and Libya. As a little girl in Tehran, I watched the beginnings of Khomeini’s revolution. I was held hostage in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein invaded in 1990. And I watched people dance for joy in the streets of Tripoli on 9-11.

My experiences made me want to understand what lay behind all the ghastliness I had experienced, so I spent a lot of time researching Islam, and then began teaching others what I had learned. I told them that Islam did not respect free speech or other human rights, and was particularly brutal in its treatment of women. I explained that these characteristics derive directly from the totalitarian Islamic doctrines. In Islam, brutal repression is not a bug — it’s a feature.

My seminars became more popular, drawing a larger audience. As a result they drew the attention of the Multicultural Left, which is very influential in Viennese politics.
On two separate occasions in the fall of 2009 a leftist magazine, NEWS, sent an undercover reporter to secretly tape my lecture. They then turned the tapes over to the authorities and filed a complaint against me for my “hate speech”. In October 2009 I learned that I was under judicial investigation only through NEWS magazine — before I received any notice from the court.

For almost a year the investigation proceeded. Then, in October 2010, I was informed of my indictment and impending trial — once again, by reading it in NEWS, not through any official notification.

The trial began in November of that year and continued until the following February. The case eventually focused on my description of a phone conversation with my sister, in which I referred to Mohammed’s sexual relationship with Aisha. My sister was appalled at the thought that I might call Mohammed a “pedophile”. I said, “What else would you call a man who has a thing for little girls?”

This statement was what the court chose to highlight, along with various “hostile” remarks about Islam. However, it became obvious partway through the trial that it would not be possible to use these things to convict me under the charge that had been laid, which was “incitement to hatred”.

As a result, on the second day of the trial, the judge at her own discretion added a second charge, “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion.”
When the verdict was handed down in February 2011, I was acquitted on the first charge, but convicted on the second, and fined.

It was clear that the judge was determined to find a charge under which I could be convicted. The convoluted logic for her decision was this: it was not factually correct to say that Mohammed was a pedophile, because although he had sex with a nine-year-old girl, he remained married to her until she was of age. That is, he proved that he only liked little girls part of the time, so he couldn’t have been a pedophile.

I know that sounds like a passage from a dystopian fantasy by Phillip K. Dick, but it’s not — it really happened, in a court of law, in the city of Vienna, the country of Austria, in the Year of Our Lord 2011.

The reality of Modern Multicultural Europe has merged with dystopian fantasy. As Humpty-Dumpty said to Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have stepped through the looking glass into a strange new world.

Muslim Brotherhood Setting Its Sights on the Monarchies

Egyptians shown support for President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptians shown support for President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Photo: Reuters)

by Clare M. Lopez:
Flush with successful power grab victories in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is now setting its sights on bringing down additional governments across the region. The years 2011-2012 were the years when secular rulers, including Tunisia’s Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak were ousted in a wave of al-Qa’eda and Muslim Brotherhood-led uprisings actively supported by the United States (U.S.) and Western European NATO members.Now, reports out of the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Kuwait (and elsewhere) indicate a surge of Brotherhood subversive activity that is raising alarm in monarchies concerned they could be the Brotherhood’s next targets. Continuing U.S. government support for this 85-year-old Islamic jihadist organization whose objectives are openly and militantly expansionist only adds to the concern and confusion of kingdoms perhaps sensing that long-term relationships of trust with the Americans may not be quite as solid as they once were.

In Abu Dhabi in mid-January 2013, prosecutors brought charges against a network of 94 Muslim Brotherhood members who allegedly sought to seize power through subversion. The UAE’s Attorney General Salim Saeed Kubaish described the goals of the accused Brothers in terms perfectly aligned with classic Ikhwan (Brotherhood) doctrine, as enunciated by founder Hassan al-Banna, theoretician Sayyed Qutb and current senior jurist, Yousef al-Qaradawi:

“The organisation … announced its declared principles as being the teaching and virtues of Islam, but their undeclared aims were, in fact, to seek to seize power and the state’s system of governance and to oppose the basic principles of this system.”

The prosecutors in the case would appear intimately familiar with the Bylaws of the Muslim Brotherhood, as first written by al-Banna in the early 20th century and displayed at its online website, the IkhwanWeb, until mysteriously scrubbed in 2011. As Article (3)D of the bylaws instructs, “Make every effort for the establishment of educational, social, economic and scientific institutions and the establishment of mosques, schools, clinics, shelters, clubs…” Obviously aware of the Brotherhood’s Modus Operandi, prosecutors in the UAE Brotherhood case

“…allege that the organsiation [sic] infiltrated societies, schools, universities, ministries and families under the pretence of doing social work to conceal their actions and “divert their loyalty to the organisation and its leadership after preparing a general climate in society to accept this by turning public opinion against all the authorities of the state”.

Unease about the long-term stability of the Jordanian monarchy likewise reflects the increasingly bold activism of the Muslim Brotherhood. As Jordan headed to general elections in mid-January 2013, the deputy leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, Zaki Bani Rsheid, openly threatened King Abdullah’s government with “unrest and violence” while calling for an election boycott and street protests. Although Abdullah has been attempting to quell popular dissatisfaction by gradually introducing government reforms that devolve powers to the elected parliament, the Jordanian Brotherhood is riding a crest of confidence since, as Rsheid says, “We have come to power in Egypt and Tunisia.”

Similarly representative of the spreading concern about the Brotherhood’s ultimate aims for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region is a late January 2013 update from Kuwait’s Arab Times that warns of cooperation between Muslim Brotherhood groups in Egypt and Kuwait.

While the accuracy of the report’s details cannot be verified, it is the tone of the allegations about Ikhwan Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie issuing instructions for Egyptian Brotherhood operatives to “support their colleagues in Kuwait” that hints at rising levels of alarm.

That alarm is hardly unrealistic. As Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser wrote in a hard-hitting January 28, 2013 article accusing the U.S. of “Arming Enemies in Egypt,” the U.S. “administration has at every step of the way facilitated the ascension of a political party in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, which lives and breathes anti-Westernism and anti-freedom policies.”

Jasser might have added that this is the same administration which issued a presidential intelligence finding and appointed an official liaison (Christopher Stevens) to support the Al-Qaeda-affiliated militias that ousted Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.

That’s the same administration which issued yet another presidential intelligence finding in 2012 as well as a special Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) waiver to authorize U.S. assistance for the Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-dominated jihadist rebels in Syria.

Read more at Radicalislam.org

Clare Lopez is a senior fellow at RadicalIslam.org and a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on the Middle East, national defense and counterterrorism. Lopez served for 20 years as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

See also:

What Does The Gang of Eight Know About The Gun Running From Libya To Syrian Jihadis? (counterjihadreport.com)

Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Leader Tareq Al-Suwaidan Promotes Media, Political and Electronic Jihad against the West

This is disturbing especially in light of the fact that Barack Obama is aligning the United states with the Gulf nations in order to counter the Iranian nuclear threat. via US plans significant military presence in Kuwait to respond to region conflicts:

The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500  troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in  the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the  world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.

The study by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee examined the U.S.  relationship with the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi  Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman — against a  fast-moving backdrop. In just the last two days, Saudi Arabia’s ruler named  Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz as the country’s new crown prince  after last week’s death of Prince Nayef, and Kuwait’s government suspended  parliament for a month over an internal political feud.

Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Leader And Director Of Saudi Al-Risala TV Tareq Al-Suwaidan Tours West, Promoting Restoration Of Caliphate And New Era Of Cyber Jihad

By: Steven Stalinsky at MEMRI:

Introduction

Tareq Al-Suwaidan, 58, is a prominent Kuwaiti Islamist preacher and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait,[1] as well as a popular Islamic motivational speaker and TV preacher; he earns more than $1 million a year from his talks and TV shows. His CD “Lives of the Prophets” has sold well over two million copies.[2]

Al-Suwaidan has strong ties to the West, from attending high school and college and residing in the U.S. to preaching to large audiences in the U.K. and Canada, as well as in Australia – where he is visiting June 9-18, to speak in Melbourne and Sydney. He speaks to Western audiences at venues such as Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar; his followers and his audiences in the West range from groups of recent converts to Islam to fundraising events for major Muslim American organizations. He frequently supports Western and U.S. Muslim organizations. While Al-Suwaidan’s speeches and remarks in English are often moderate,[3] in Arabic he often espouses extremist ideas.

Lived 17 Years In The U.S.

In a 2006 interview, Al-Suwaidan said that he lived in the U.S. from age 17; he attended high school there, and subsequently “graduated from the University of Oklahoma in the United States in petroleum engineering with a minor in management” and went on to remain in the country for 17 years,[4] also earning a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.

In an interview on Hamas’s Al-Quds TV that aired on March 26, 2012, Al-Suwaidan discussed his experiences living in the U.S. and his antisemitic views, and noting that Jews control both “money and the media.” He said: “We rely upon Allah and then upon our armed resistance in obtaining our rights.” He continued: “The most dangerous thing facing the Muslims is not the dictatorships. The absolutely most dangerous thing is the Jews. They are the most dangerous. They are the greatest enemy.” The following is the transcript of the interview:

Al-Suwaidan: “I studied at the Petroleum Department at the University of Oklahoma, and our dean, who was a Christian American, retired. The man they brought to replace him was completely incompetent. I went to the former dean, Dr. Guerrero, and asked him: ‘What made them choose Dr. Sylvester as the new dean, even though he is unworthy of this?’ I was still a student back then. He laughed and said: “You noticed?” I said: ‘Of course. Anybody with eyes in his head would notice.’ He said: ‘It’s because he is a Freemason.’ This Guerrero began to curse the Jews and the Freemasons, saying that they control everything.

“This is just a little story from Oklahoma in the middle of America. Now think what happens in New York or California, the centers of power…

“When I was still in the U.S., we decided to try to influence a member of Congress, who seemed to be somewhat sympathetic towards us. He was campaigning in the elections, and we said: ‘Let us Muslims vote and raise funds for him.’ We raised $300,000 and went to give it to him, saying: ‘Take this money, we support you, and you will support us politically.’ He refused. We asked why, and he said: ‘The Jews were here yesterday and gave me $300 million.’…

“I have no hope that the West will change its positions. I can change the positions of some Westerners, but at the end of the day, power lies with the politicians, who are influenced by two things and two things only: money and the media, both of which are controlled by the Jews.

“So we should make the effort, but we must not rely on Western aid or on Western popular sympathy. These are minor things. We rely upon Allah and then upon our armed resistance in obtaining our rights…

“I say to the Arabs today: ‘Please do not negotiate. You are weak and would end up making unnecessary concessions. If you are incapable of regaining the holy city [of Jerusalem], I beg you to leave it occupied. A generation will come that will liberate it for us.’ We do not want negotiations or compromises while in a state of weakness, because we would end up relinquishing what the strong would not give up.” [...]

Interviewer: “The principle of compromise states that we should get whatever we can. Its supporters say: Let’s accept this, so that Palestine is not entirely lost. Some Arab regimes have even begun to lament [their objection to] the [1947 U.N.] Partition Plan. In order not to repeat the same mistake, they say, let’s take what is being offered –”

Al-Suwaidan: “This is a defeatist mentality, adopted by the weak. Let me say something to you, to the viewers, and to the Palestinians: This land is not yours. Palestine, the Holy Land – and especially Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque – does not belong to the Palestinians. It belongs to the entire Islamic nation. You have no right to relinquish or divide it. By Allah, even if all the Palestinians accept a compromise and hand over Jerusalem, we will not agree to that. Even if you become weak and surrender, we will not weaken. We will continue to wage resistance until we liberate it. These are our holy places. This is the Islamic mentality as I understand it….

“I’m from Kuwait, but my first and foremost cause in this world is that of Palestine and Jerusalem. Palestine and Jerusalem come before Kuwait for me, because I’m a Muslim, and I believe in my holy places. A nation that relinquishes its holy places becomes worthless. Even if all the Palestinians relinquish it, the Islamic nation will not….

“In a nutshell, my strategy is as follows: We must consolidate the position of the Palestinians within Palestine as much as possible. We must support the armed resistance in Gaza, and if possible, we must spread it to the West Bank, and even to Palestine [within the 1948 borders]. If we can, we should do that. Third, the countries bordering [Israel] must be serious in their resistance to the Zionist entity. Thanks to Allah, there are signs of this. Fourth, this must be a mission for the entire Islamic nation. Everyone should support this cause. The most dangerous thing facing the Muslims is not the dictatorships. The absolutely most dangerous thing is the Jews. They are the most dangerous. They are the greatest enemy.”

To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/3394.htm

Although he studied and lived in the U.S., and has been active on behalf of American Muslim organizations, there is some controversy regarding some of Al-Suwaidan’s other activities. In May 2007, Al-Suwaidan was listed by U.S. federal prosecutors, along with a group of U.S. Muslim Brotherhood members, as an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism financing case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development; in that case, the foundation and its leaders were convicted of financing Hamas. However, Al-Suwaidan has not been charged in any associated prosecutions.[5]

Al-Suwaidan’s Use Of Social Media

Al-Suwaidan’s Social Media Accounts

According to Forbes magazine’s Arabic edition, Forbes Arabia, Al-Suwaidan ranks second in annual net income among Islamic motivational speakers in the Muslim world. While he has authored over 30 books, his popularity and reach can be credited to his social media activity – including accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, the video-sharing website Vimeo, the presentation-sharing website Slideshare, and iTunes.

Al-Suwaidan’s YouTube page (youtube.com/user/DrAlSuwaidan) was launched May 29, 2010; as of this writing, it has 159 videos, 7,684 subscribers, and 1,141,775 total views.

His Facebook page (facebook.com/Dr.TareqAlSuwaidan), launched in March 2008, is very popular; as of this writing, it has over 439,000 “likes.”

His Twitter page (twitter.com/#!/TareqAlSuwaidan) was launched on March 14, 2010; as of this writing, he has over 518,000 followers and has posted 3,617 tweets.

His Vimeo page (vimeo.com/user5700939), is relatively new; it was launched “1 year ago” and as of this writing has 12 videos, 7,500 “plays,” and 10 “likes.”

His SlideShare page (slideshare.net/Suwaidan) has 16 presentations, 271,346 views, and 402 followers.

He also has iTunes apps, and a personal website, suwaidan.com.

Al-Suwaidan On YouTube

Hundreds of speeches by Al-Suwaidan can be found on YouTube, in Arabic and in English. Among them are excerpts from his appearances on Arab TV channels, as well as speeches delivered in the Middle East and in the West. Among the common themes in them are anti-Israel sentiment.

For example, in a video posted March 10, 2011, Al-Suwaidan speaks to a crowd at a mosque. He says, “In your life[time] you will prevail in the conquest of Jerusalem… Israel will not remain.”[6]

In another video, posted May 22, 2011, YouTube user “LeqaAlJomah” posted a clip of Al-Suwaidan on Al-Haleej TV in which he declares, “Israel will cease to exist in 20 years.” The two top comments under his video read: “Oh youth, prepare yourselves because we will be part of the conquering army” and “Oh Allah, bless me with the means to wage Jihad in your path for the liberation of Palestine, the proud.”[7]

Al-Suwaidan also frequently speaks on the coming end of the West, promising that “Islam is coming”[8] and explaining that the Arab Spring will eventually lead to the reestablishment of the Islamic Caliphate, in which the shari’a will rule.[9]

Al-Suwaidan On Facebook

Al-Suwaidan’s popular Facebook page includes links to his media appearances and published articles, and includes posts of photos of him with friends, both famous and infamous.

Below, in a photo from Al-Suwaidan’s Facebook page, Al-Suwaidan poses with Saleh Sultan, founder of the American Center for Islamic Research (ACIR) and the Sultan Publishing Co. in Columbus, OH, in addition to having held numerous consulting and teaching positions in the U.S.

Sultan is also a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) which is headed by Sheikh Al-Qaradawi. Sultan openly calls for the destruction of America, praises Osama bin Laden, insists that the U.S. was behind the attacks of 9/11, and as recently as February 22, 2012 on Arab TV, predicts that Allah will “obliterate America.”[10] Sultan also frequently appears on Al-Suwaidan’s Al-Risala TV.

Source: “Tareq Suwaidan” Facebook profile, July 16, 2011

Al-Suwaidan Tweets In Support Of Cyber Jihad

Following the January 2012 Saudi cyber-attack on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and El-Al Airlines and series of hacking attacks that accessed the credit card information of thousands of Israelis, Al-Suwaidan used his Twitter account to provide religious justification for these attacks.

On January 17, 2012, Al-Suwaidan tweeted: “I see the need in uniting the efforts of the hackers within the electronic jihad project against the Zionist enemy, and it is an effective and important jihad, and its reward is great – Allah willing.”

Al-Suwaidan: “I Strongly Encourage Young People To Undertake Electronic Jihad… I View This As Better Than 20 Jihad Operations”

Al-Suwaidan’s January 17 tweet was not his first statement in support of cyber jihad, as documented by MEMRI. In a June 4, 2011 interview on Al-Quds TV, Al-Suwaidan called for armed resistance and electronic jihad against Israel:[11]

Al-Suwaidan: “Israel cannot withstand the will of the people. Ultimately, there will be a decisive battle. We must postpone this battle, because we are not ready, but we will get to this battle…

“The entire nation, and especially the countries bordering with Israel, must provide direct support to the armed resistance, and not just pay it lip service. Secondly, the Palestinian youth must realize that it has no alternative – and indeed, none of us have – other than armed resistance. That is the only solution for this nation. Therefore, any regime, or authority, that does not support this approach, and does not embrace the option of armed resistance… In such a case, your Palestinian youth must shout the slogan: ‘The people wants to topple the regime that does not want the resistance.’ Wishy-washy regimes that don’t know what they want…”

Interviewer: “You bear the responsibility for what you are saying…”

Al-Suwaidan: “You are not responsible for this… I’d like to say one thing, with your permission. The Palestinian Authority, with its spineless positions, has a major part in the loss of the Palestinian cause. When the PA is replaced, and becomes serious about confronting the Zionist enemy, and about the option of resistance – that’s when we will have hope. That’s why I call upon the Palestinian youth to adopt the slogan: The people wants to change the PA to an authority that views resistance as its strategic option…

“The other day, I was asking myself: Why shouldn’t I personally go on jihad? First of all, my body cannot tolerate it. Secondly, is what I am doing any less important than jihad? I would like us all to feel that we are in the same trench. There is such a thing as media jihad, political jihad, and a form of jihad that I strongly encourage young people to undertake – electronic jihad. Some of our youth are extremely clever. I hope that a group of hackers will get together, and will wage resistance over the Internet, targeting Israeli and Zionist sites and destroying them electronically. I view this as better than 20 jihad operations…”

To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2980.htm

Al-Suwaidan SlideShare.com Presentation: Four Phases to Restoring the Caliphate: 2011-2030

On November 21, 2011, Al-Suwaidan posted his presentation “Towards the New Islamic Civilization” on the popular SlideShare.com website.[12] This slideshow is in English, but it is noted that an Arabic version is available. The presentation, with 135 slides, lays out Al-Suwaidan’s vision for the return of the Caliphate, in four phases.

In his introductory remarks, Al-Suwaidan wrote: “This PowerPoint presentation summarizes the ideas of this change model. I’ve developed these ideas over a period of five years but really focused on the details during the last two. I plan to publish a book in Arabic on this topic.”

Enumerating the “Major Crisis Factors” facing the Muslim world, Al-Suwaidan points to “Military Strength,” underlining the Islamic countries’ meager number of nuclear warheads in their possession. He states: “We may be able to provide numbers for our armies, but we import a large percentage of our weapons. When it comes to advanced weapons, we rely almost exclusively on Western countries. Although Iran and Pakistan purportedly have some nuclear capability, it is not known to surpass that of Israel and India.”

Read more at MEMRI

 

Tareq Al-Suwaidan’s views on freedom of speech in Copenhagen during the Mohammed cartoon crisis

 

Islam, the Religion of Slavery

By Daniel Greenfield:

The slow collapse of Dubai, a desert mirage built on oil money, human misery and the greed of Western businesses, reminds us once again of the fate of all slave economies in the end. But for all the skyscrapers in Dubai, the glittering avenues built by slave labor and the abundance of luxury American and European automobiles– the story of Dubai and Saudi Arabia is very much an old story in a Muslim Middle East, of fat prosperous sheiks clutching their ill gotten gains to themselves and ruling over harems and companies of slaves, until the end comes.

Like Muslim Brotherhood derived terrorists using the latest Web 2.0 social media as part of a quest to drive humanity back into the dark ages, the Gulf States are a very old story with the external gilt and glitz of modernity. While the Muslim world may employ the tools and utilities of the 21st century, even mimic its terminology, it has never left its own dark ages… and its dominant religious and social movements are all geared toward making sure that it never does.

And while above the skyscrapers gleam in Dubai’s night sky, below are the armies of foreign workers, some prosperous Western Dhimmis driving luxury cars who come to do all the higher labor that the native Emiratis lack the ability or will to do, and outnumbering them are the labor gangs of Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern workers who erect the edifices designed by Western architects to fool Western investors into believing that the backward totalitarian sheikdom is actually a modern free republic.

As with any fairy tale, behind the glamour lies an ugly truth. A truth that goes back to the dates back to Mohammed. That stretches from slave caravans to slave ships. From England to America and through Turkey to Russia, the roots of slavery can be found in the Muslim slave trade.

The African continent was bled of its human resources via all possible routes. Across the Sahara, through the Red Sea, from the Indian Ocean ports and across the Atlantic. At least ten centuries of slavery for the benefit of the Muslim countries (from the ninth to the nineteenth)… Four million slaves exported via the Red Sea, another four million through the Swahili ports of the Indian Ocean, perhaps as many as nine million along the trans-Saharan caravan route, and eleven to twenty million (depending on the author) across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Impact of the Slave Trade on Africa, Elikia M’bokolo

The silent genocide is little spoken of, because it is an inconvenient interruption of the modern liberal historical narrative in which industrialized European powers exploited the unfortunate peoples of what is now the Third World. But Muslim slavery was indeed a genocide, one that stretched on for a thousand years of horror, misery and cruelty. That helped lead into the European era of slavery as well… but what is often forgotten is that before Europeans were slaveholders, they along with Africans, were slaves of Islam.

Many centuries before European slave ships began raiding African coasts, Muslim slave ships were raiding European coasts and sending their armies deep into the heart of Europe. While it is European slavery that is best known, it is Muslim slavery that came long before it and lasted long after it into the present day. The guest workers who labor on Dubai’s mirage of skyscrapers and luxuries die by the thousands with no civil or human rights, cheated out of wages, imprisoned at a whim and viewed as subhuman by their Emirati masters– are the latest extension of a tradition of Muslim slavery stretching for over a millennium.

Without slavery it is likely that Islam would have never survived long enough to become the worldwide menace that it is today. Mohammed, himself a slaveowner, exploited slavery to gain power in two ways.

First, Mohammed attracted men to join his cause by allowing them to raid caravans and towns, seizing goods and carrying off men, women and children into slavery. The men would be sold to labor, the women would be raped and then perhaps taken as concubines or forcibly married, as Mohammed himself did on more than one occasion. The children would be raised in slavery.

By treating non-Muslims as subhuman property, Mohammed was able to create an important financial incentive for men to join him in his wars to conquer the region– as well as demonstrating to those who refused to convert and join him just what would happen to them and their families if they refused to bow to him. By invalidating the marriages of captured women, Mohammed simultaneously legalizing both rape and adultery under the banner of Islam.

Back when Mohammed was essentially running a biker gang with a religion, his dehumanization of non-Muslims turned anyone who had not become a Muslim into human loot to satisfy their greed and appetites. Had Mohammed not done this, he would have ended up as nothing more than another nomad cultist with delusions of grandeur. But by trading in human chattel, his religion gained “followers” who wanted loot and slaves, more than they wanted “Allah”.

Second, Mohammed promised freedom to slaves who came to join him. This allowed him to expand the ranks of his followers further, while posturing as morally being opposed to slavery. This cynical maneuver in which Mohammed and his followers turned non-Muslims into slavery, yet promised freedom to slaves who agreed to become Muslims is often cited by Muslims who are looking to promote Mohammed as being opposed to slavery.

In fact Mohammed very much favored slavery, he simply understood that turning his army into a magnet for escaped slaves whom he could transform into free men through his omnipotent religious impramptur, would swell his ranks and diminish those of his enemies. Mohammed himself owned slaves, and raped and abused them. And today slavery remains far more widespread in the Muslim world, while it has become extinct in Christian and Jewish countries.

Of all these slave routes, the “slave trade” in its purest form, i.e. the European Atlantic trade, attracts most attention and gives rise to most debate. The Atlantic trade is the least poorly documented to date, but this is not the only reason. More significantly, it was directed at Africans only, whereas the Muslim countries enslaved both Blacks and Whites.

The Impact of the Slave Trade on Africa, Elikia M’bokolo

While the European slavery was more labor oriented, with racial justifications used to maintain a slave economy– Muslim slavery has traditionally been more luxury oriented. The Europeans may have seen slavery as a convenient means of production, Muslims traditionally saw slaves as a luxury in and of themselves. That is why slavery in the European world was more limited to developing economies with a labor shortage and high transportation costs such as the Americas, while in the Muslim world it is traditionally the most prosperous countries with a surplus of the wealthy who collected the most slaves.

The Zanj Rebellion in 9th century Iraq in which half a million slaves rebelled against the Muslim Empire of the Abbasid Caliphate virtually prefigures the state of affairs in present day Dubai and Saudi Arabia. And indeed Dubai and Saudi Arabia may well face the same if enough of their abused workers ever turn a riot into an outright uprising, that will likely have to be crushed with borrowed US troops acting on behalf of the Saudis and Emiratis.

Unlike European slavery where the number of slaves related to production, Muslim slavery places no limits on slavery because it is as much a luxury as a means of production. That is also why slavery became extinct in European colonies, as much on economic as on moral grounds, but can never go extinct in the Muslim world, because the moral grounds and personal example for the maintenance of slavery was provided by Mohammed himself, and Muslim slavery is not rooted exclusively in the rationale of production, but in the sense of Muslim superiority.

Slavery may be odious in the free world, but the Muslim world is by no means free. And the social nature of an un-free world is a world of masters and slaves. In a society of masters and slaves, the best way to demonstrate your freedom is by owning slaves.

While the prosperous citizens of a free nation demonstrate their accomplishment through hard work, in a master-slave society the prosperous demonstrate their prosperity through public laziness and self-indulgence. In a master-slave society, freedom means the freedom to do nothing, the freedom to have a slave do it for you instead. And that is Dubai, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in a nutshell… in which foreign workers make up much of the population and do everything. A Briton to manage your investments, an American to pump your oil, a Filipino maid for your second wife to boss around, a Ukranian to include in your harem and a Thai to work at your construction site. That is a Muslim’s idea of paradise and the dream of Dubai. It is the mindset behind Muslim slavery and it is why Muslim slavery continues into the present day.

One cannot reform Islam, without first reforming Muslims. Yet where does one begin reforming the culture of slavery, the ethos of the master and slave that is so deeply embedded into Islam that it in fact is Islam? Muslims describe themselves as the Slaves of Allah, because that is the deepest form of loyalty they can imagine.

Islam is the Master-Slave dynamic of the Middle East writ large into a religion, with Muslims viewing themselves as the slaves of Allah, and everyone else as their slaves. Within Islam, the higher status Saudis who style themselves the keepers of Mecca and the birthplace of Mohammed, feel free to enslave other Arab Muslims. Arab Muslims in turn enslave African and Asian Muslims, whom they consider racially inferior. And these in turn move to Europe where they view Europeans and other resident non-Muslims as inferior to them, as slaves.

Islam in short is nothing more than slavery in religious form, relying on the sort of crude punishments you would dispense to a slave, and the sort of crude rewards you would offer to a slave– namely the chance to enslave and abuse others, and sample forbidden luxuries. Islam is a religion of slavery for a religion of slaves.

It is no wonder then that the modern day Jihad in built on slavery, funded by the royal families of the Gulf States, using the oil revenues produced by the oil pumps that they would never sully their own fat fingers with, with the aim of destroying and enslaving the civilized world that stands between them and world power. The Wahhabi mosques rising up across the world, their minarets and crescents, are the banners of a worldwide call to slavery. For mankind to fall to its knees and bow toward Saudi Arabia, to the Masters of Mecca, the paymasters of Al Queda and a thousand other Muslim terrorist groups around the world all clamoring for their own states and territories as part of a new Muslim Empire.

The question is will we dare to resist them?