Saudi Arabia to Behead Hajj Pilgrim

mock beheadingSaudi Arabia arrested a Shiite pilgrim from Iraq during the Hajj and sentenced him to death by beheading, according the Ahlul Bayt News agency.

The agency reports that Salaam Kazim was arrested for crying in the Baqi Cemetery after being told to stop by Saudi security forces.

The cemetery is a point of contention between Sunni and Shiite Muslims after the King of Saudi Arabia demolished the mausoleums at the site in 1925. The destruction, which was decried internationally, included the mausoleum containing the remains of Mohammed’s grandson, the second in line of imams revered in Shiite Islam.

In the course of his arrest, Kazim objected to the presence of the Saudis (who adhere to the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam) being in the cemetery and summarily cursed the forces and their teachings. Kazim was arrested immediately, taken to court and sentenced to be beheaded after the Hajj.

The incident comes on the heels of a statement released by Amnesty International about their latest report on Saudi Arabia’s dismal human rights record. Amnesty released the statement ahead of a UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva to discuss the Kingdom’s human rights record.

Amnesty’s latest report titled “Saudi Arabia: Unfulfilled Promises,” criticizes the Kingdom for “ratchet[ing] up the repression” in the last four years. Since 2009, the Amnesty report says that Saudi Arabia has engaged in “an ongoing crackdown including arbitrary arrests and detention, unfair trials, torture and other ill-treatment.”

Read more at Clarion Project

 

“Our Holy Pilgrimage will be Complete Once We Have Killed You, Ripped Out Your Hearts and Raped Your Women.”

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Muslims in America are trained to spend a lot of time complaining about Islamophobia. But some Muslims from Dearbornistan only learned what the real thing was when they made their pilgrimage to Mecca.

Like so many Dearbornies, they were Shiites. And Saudi Arabia is a Sunni country.

A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized group of extremists. When they encountered a group that identified themselves as not only Americans, but also as Shiite Muslims, they were threatened and attacked by the group of men, who were apparently armed with knives and other blades.

In continuing the assault, the men also shouted “We’re going to do Karbala all over again,”

The Americans fled the tent area, which the Saudi government had specifically designated for American and European pilgrims. During the escape, many of the group, almost entirely U.S. citizens and mostly hailing from Dearborn, Michigan suffered bruises (in one case, due to an attempted strangulation), concussions, broken bones, and black eyes.

During the attack, the men reportedly shouted “Our [holy pilgrimage] will be complete once we have killed you, ripped out your hearts and eaten them, and [then] raped your women.”

Nothing says Holy pilgrimage like a little heart-eating and woman-raping. And who are we to judge their heart-eating rape culture anyway?

Radicalized extremists?

So that must mean that the heart-eaters and rapists weren’t representative of the moderate Saudi population and government in general.

Victims of the attack reported that nearby police refused to take action, and in some cases were openly laughing at the attack. The Americans approached other officers, including one described as a “lieutenant with stars on his shoulder pads.” They reported the attack and showed police video footage of the attack taken on cell phones.

The “lieutenant” confiscated the phones and immediately deleted the videos in front of onlookers. Without comment, he returned the phones to their owners and left.

It’s almost like the Saudi population and government is a bunch of radicalized extremists. But we all know that’s impossible.

“I personally thought it was the end,” said one of the victims of this attack, a dentist from Michigan, not wishing to be identified for fear of reprisal from the Saudi police or other extremists.

So the Saudi police are now “extremists”? Doesn’t that mean the entire Saudi system is “extremist”?

The attackers are believed to be of the Salafi sect, more popularly known as Wahabis, who are often associated with strong anti-Shiite viewpoints. Critics believe that many of Al-Qaeda’s members subscribe to the Salafi belief system.

Really? There are Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia; a Wahhabi country? I’m shocked. So that’s only a tiny minority of twenty million extremists.

Members of the group also turned to the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia for assistance, but were told help could only be provided if members of the group had died in the attacks.

Non-Saudis turning to the US embassy whose sole task is to funnel Saudis into the United States at the directive of a State Department that asks how high every time the Saudis tell it to jump.

Surprising that didn’t go well.

In countries run by our “moderate” oil-rich allies, the US embassy is every bit as helpful as the local authorities. That is unless you’re a Saudi with terrorist ties looking for a visa to the US.

This incident is the latest in a string of attacks against Westerners in Saudi Arabia. In different incidents in past years, Shi’ite Imams from the United States and Canada were either assaulted or arrested for complaining about assaults.  The previous incidents, as well as this week’s attack, all required medical treatments.

And if Shiites owned Mecca and were a majority in the region, then Sunnis would be treated about as well.

Human rights and separation of mosque and state are alien notions in the Muslim world. Whoever has the most power kicks around everyone else. That’s what the Syrian Civil War is really about.

The Dearbornies might have gotten away from all that in the United States, but instead they’ve chosen to push Islamization which perpetuates the same conflicts that they found in Saudi Arabia.

$100 million mega-mosque coming to this state

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Turkey’s Islamist government is constructing a massive $100 million, 15-acre mosque in Lanham, Md., that is expected to “become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere” by October 2014.

In May, Turkey Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan placed a ceremonial stone at the construction site. Now the five-building project known as the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center is well underway in the town just outside Washington, D.C., with a population of about 10,000.

As the Clarion Project explains, mosques have been springing up all over the U.S. in recent years. As many as 80 percent of the mosques in America have been built in the last 12 years – since the 2001 terror attacks.

“A large majority of mosques in the United States are led by Wahhabi clerics,” the Project explains. “Wahhabism is an extreme brand of Islam practiced dominantly in Saudi Arabia. According to Muslim estimates, up to 80 percent of mosques in the U.S. are owned, operated and led by Wahhabis.

“These radical mosques often promote the installation of Sharia law, an extreme ideology that considers ‘non-believers’ to be infidels. According to Wahhabis, jihad or support of jihad is a Muslim duty. They believe that suicide bombers and martyrs are worthy of the highest praise and reward. And radicals are anticipating the day when an Islamic state will one day span the U.S.”

As many as four studies have independently concluded that 80 percent of U.S. mosques “were teaching jihad, Islamic supremacism, and hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians,” Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has reported.

Spencer noted, “We are increasingly seeing Muslim patrols in the proximity of mosques saying to passers-by that they can’t walk a dog, wear a skirt, drink alcohol.”

But Dr. Yasar Colak, president of the Turkish American Community Center, told the World Bulletin his organization has special plans for the new mega-mosque, which will be designed in accordance with 16th century Ottoman architecture:

“We will show our friends in the U.S. who we actually are and the main principle of our civilization,” he said. “We will present our peaceful culture. We will try to erase the bad reputation of Muslims and Islam created following September 11 attacks.”

In 2009, WND was one of the first to report plans for a new Islamic mosque just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001. The New York Daily News recently reported the same developer now “controls three adjacent properties on Park Place, leaving neighbors wondering whether the mysterious owner has a mega mosque planned for the block.”

Read more at WND

The Axis Behind Benghazi

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There is now a burgeoning cornucopia of common sense revelations concerning the administration’s Benghazi cover up. Despite a new lucidity flowing from the drip, dripping deck chairs of deception and correctness, reporters have yet to define the iceberg clearly: I’m convinced it is an unholy civil union of political Islamists and U.S. transnational progressives. One party delivers, the other obfuscates and mollifies foreign and domestic violence.

There is a common thread linking the ever-lengthening list of Islamist outrages. That thread runs from Wahhabi economic jihad yesterday to diplomatic jihad today. In between, strategies of ideological, political, intelligence, and subversive jihad flowered. The seed corn of petro dollars poured into our intellectual centers years ago. Today, the Islamists’ bitter fruits are too numerous to count. CAIR-Ikhwan friendly advisors work closely with our highest defense, military and intelligence officials, and former Bush career Flag officers purge all references to Islamists from the training of our splendid young warriors. In 2005, a Middle East scholar artfully identified, weaved and published these troubling threads in his book, “Future Jihad – Terrorist Strategies Against America” (See chapter 9, page 137 for a quick overview).

I suspect the “Mother of All Answers” must be to this question: “If transnational progressive security policies are good for America’s defense, why won’t their champions explain and defend them in the public square as they apply to the goals of Salafist Jihadists?” Recent U.S. policies seem to have had a worsening effect in precisely those countries where there has been an administration push.

The Administration’s obfuscation of the identity, threats and motivating ideology among Al Qaeda, its affiliates, and the Muslim Brotherhood appears to manifest itself in a hyper tolerance of serial failures at CIA, FBI, DOD, and Homeland Defense. What’s wrong with this picture? I suspect the earnest people in those offices labor with half their brains tied behind their backs.
Read more: Family Security Matters

The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap

 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed. His brother Dzhokhar captured

Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed. His brother Dzhokhar captured

Debka:

The big questions buzzing over Boston Bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have a single answer: It emerged in the 102 tense hours between the twin Boston Marathon bombings Monday, April 15 – which left three dead, 180 injured and a police officer killed at MIT – and Dzohkhar’s capture Friday, April 19 in Watertown.

The conclusion reached by DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism and intelligence sources is that the brothers were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial institutions, had spread across the restive Russian Caucasian.

Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.

By this tortuous path, the brothers earned the dubious distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus.

This broad region encompasses the autonomous or semi-autonomous Muslim republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya, North Ossetia and Karachyevo-Cherkesiya, most of which the West has never heard of.

Moscow however keeps these republics on a tight military and intelligence leash, constantly putting down violent resistance by the Wahhabist cells, which draw support from certain Saudi sources and funds from the Riyadh government for building Wahhabist mosques and schools to disseminate the state religion of Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis feared that their convoluted involvement in the Caucasus would come embarrassingly to light when a Saudi student was questioned about his involvement in the bombng attacks while in a Boston hospital with badly burned hands.

They were concerned to enough to send Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saudi al-Faisal to Washington Wednesday, April 17, in the middle of the Boston Marathon bombing crisis, for a private conversation with President Barack Obama and his national security adviser Tom Donilon on how to handle the Saudi angle of the bombing attack.
That day too, official Saudi domestic media launched an extraordinary three-day campaign. National and religious figures stood up and maintained that authentic Saudi Wahhabism does not espouse any form of terrorism or suicide jihadism and the national Saudi religion had nothing to do with the violence in Boston.  “No matter what the nationality and religious of the perpetrators, they are terrorists and deviants who represent no one but themselves.”

Prince Saud was on a mission to clear the 30,000 Saudi students in America of suspicion of engaging in terrorism for their country or religion, a taint which still lingers twelve years after 9/11. He was concerned that exposure of the Tsarnaev brothers’ connections with Wahhabist groups in the Caucasus would revive the stigma.

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Germany Moves to Silence Critics of Political Islam

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The Bavarian branch of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), has placed under state surveillance German activists accused of fomenting hate against Muslims due to their opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque in Munich.

The move to silence critics of the mosque for being “unconstitutional” was announced by Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann in apress conference on April 12, and represents an unprecedented threat to the exercise of free speech in post-reunification Germany.

Herrmann made the announcement while presenting an annual report about threats to democratic order in Germany. A seven-minute video of the press conference with subtitles in English can be viewed here.

Herrmann singled out a citizen’s movement called Die Freiheit Bayern (Freedom Bavaria), as well as the Munich branch of a highly popular free speech blog called Politically Incorrect (PI), which focuses on topics related to immigration, multiculturalism and Islam in Germany.

Both groups have been drawing public attention to plans to build amassive mosque complex known as the Center for Islam in Europe-Munich (ZIE-M). The 6,000 m² (65,000 ft²) project, which will cost an estimated €40 million ($51 million), is designed to be a key strategic platform for spreading Islam throughout Europe.

Speculation is rife that the Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar — which is building Wahhabi mega-mosques at a breakneck pace across Europe — will be financing the project in Munich.

Read more at The Clarion Project

 

Walid Phares: We Are At War With Jihadist Ideology

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Walid Phares:

A film that triggered the “Jihad against Walid Phares”

According to analysts looking at the roots of the CAIR-led and Iranian supported bashing campaign against me in March and in October of 2011, this appearance in the movie “America at Risk” along with other major statements exposing the Muslim Brotherhood and their fronts in the US, was one of the triggers to the attacks. Another trigger was the movie “Iranium.” More to come.

 

At the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Professor Walid Phares comments in the movie “America at Risk: The War with no name”, produced by Newt and Callista Gingrich, were posted in one compilation. As we thank the producers of this powerful film, the excerpts are offered to educate the public at this important benchmark of American history. Professor Phares reminds us that the 9/11 Commission asked why America wasn’t prepared by its academia for the nature of the threat. He explains that the precursors to the Jihadists rose in the 1920’s under the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahhabis and later on under the Khomeinists. Phares argues that the Jihadists use all means at their disposal: diplomacy, military, and petrodollars when they decide to do so. The US is dealing with strategies developed by the Jihadists worldwide and in the homeland. He explains that the most important counter strategy for the US to develop is to identify the ideology of the Jihadists, without which the conflict cannot be won.

http://www.americaatrisk.com

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Westerners and Wahhabism: Living in a Fool’s Paradise

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The Saudi Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, recently called for a destruction of all churches in the Arabian peninsula, as well as marriage for girls as young as 10 years old.

by: Jamal Hasan:

Many Westerners are still living in fool’s paradise, buying the apologist’s soft-sold idea that Wahhabism is a minority view of the Islamic world. The reality indicates that the situation is just the other way around.

The proliferation of Wahhabistic philosophy is so widespread all across the globe that it can hardly be considered an aberration. From Pakistan to Qatar, from Bangladesh to Afghanistan, the common belief system among Muslim masses is very close to Wahhabite ideology.

Read more at Radical Islam

 

Rape Squads and Saudi Dollars

article-2270216-1732CA54000005DC-892_634x434By James Lewis:

Forget Springtime for Hitler. In the Era of Obama we have official Arab  Springtime for Morsi, complete with Muslim Brotherhood rape squads going out for the very moral purpose of teaching  Egyptian girls and women never to escape their sacred house arrest without a  male escort. This is Shari’a law as enforced in Saudi Arabia as well as in the  city of London.

StrategyPage,  an excellent military website, gives us this information about who is paying for the worldwide jihad. On the Sunni side of the  street it turns out to be our friends the Saudis:

“Where exactly did the current crop of Islamic  terrorists come from? Basically, they came from Saudi Arabia… Saudi Arabia was  also exporting billions of dollars, and thousands of Wahhabi preachers…  Because of international media networks,  Islamic terrorism was no longer a bunch of separate  problems…”

And  there we are today. The Saudis are using their billions to export 7th century  Arabian barbarism to the rest of the world, and the Iranian mullahs across the  Gulf are exporting their version to Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza, and Syria.  But basically it’s two flavors of the same criminal ideology, which sanctifies  rape and killing for the sake of Allah.

Read more at American Thinker

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Dr. Ali Alyami: Critical Changes in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ali Alyami

Dr. Ali Alyami

By Clare Lopez

Dr. Ali Alyami, a U.S. citizen who was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, is the courageous founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (CDHR).

CDHR is a small, non-profit organization established in 2004 to “emphasize the importance of empowering the Saudi people (both men and women) through peaceful democratic reforms without which the country will continue to be ruled by a constellation of autocratic and theocratic men who have tremendous influence that can be and has been used to crush the aspirations of the people, to blackmail the international community, or to plunge it into religious and economic pandemonium.”

Clarion Senior Fellow Clare Lopez (who is also a CDHR Board member) recently interviewed Dr. Alyami on the critical changes taking place in Saudi Arabia and especially focused on the evolving role of women in the conservative Kingdom.

Clare Lopez: Dr. Alyami, how is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia changing, even as the first generation of Saudi family rulers passes away?

Dr. Ali Alyami: Like all societies, the Saudi people have been deeply affected by modernity and its fast evolving demands. Despite the Saudi autocratic and theocratic ruling elites’ severe censorship of all forms of information and depictions of social, political and educational evolutions as the infidel’s conspiracy, the flow of uncontrollable information exposed the Saudi people to the international community, different lifestyles, democratic systems, women’s participation in national life, freedom of expression, dress codes and everything in between.

The most effective game changer is the social media of which the Saudis, young and old, religious and liberals, men and women are frequent users. Social media have enabled the Saudi population to communicate with each other for the first time in their lives. This alone is changing the Saudi people’s perceptions of themselves and of each other. They are finding out that the system is dividing them along religious, gender, ethnic and regional lines in order to manipulate them and prevent them from achieving national unity and identity. They are finding out that they have common grievances that are caused by the same source, the Saudi/Wahhabi ruling dynasties and their rigid and rigidly controlled institutions.

There is no segment in Saudi society that has been more affected by modernity than Saudi women. After being marginalized in the name of Allah and Islam, many of them became educated in schools, from traveling, listening to news and watching satellite TV channels. They are learning how to organize, question male authority and reject the clerics’ teachings and interpretation of religion. In short, they are changing Saudi society in ways men could not or were not willing to do. They are using the system to assert themselves and demand their legitimate rights.

Lopez: Are the successors of that first generation – the second and third generations – very different in their outlook on Islam and the world?

Alyami: The second and third royal generations are very different from their fathers and grandfathers. They grew up with all the things that modernity has to offer. They did not live in mud palaces like their parents during the early stages of their lives and they did not have to embrace the nomadic traditions which their fathers had to do in order to appease the public and keep them under control.

Many of the second and more so, the third generation, were born to non-Saudi mothers who introduced them to a different way of life that often clashes with Saudi traditions and way of life. Like their counterparts in society, royals grew up with and use modern technologies to communicate with each other and with those in society who dare to engage them in sensitive issues such as royal corruption, exploitation, oppression and the economic gaps between the royals and the disenfranchised masses. All of this led to a gradual disconnect from the past, religion and a new perception of the world around them.

Lopez: What are the signs of reform and modernization that you see inside Saudi Arabia today?

Alyami: Beside modern infrastructure, the most obvious signs of changes in Saudi Arabia are the number of educated women and their demands to be included and counted. As noted above, they are changing the country. The Arabian Peninsula was isolated from the world for centuries. This is partially due to lack of incentives for anyone to go there, but partially the system did not want the populace to be exposed to new ideas, different ways of lives, non-religious (non-Wahhabism) information and people of other faiths whom the Saudi/Wahhabi ruling men consider dirty (“pigs”) and unbelievers. The system has embarked upon projects, albeit cosmetic, it once considered the inventions of the infidels to divide people and turn them against authority. An example of this is the 2005 municipal elections from which women were barred.

Read more at Radical Islam

Saudi Arabia still head of terror finance octopus

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Money Jihad:

Saudi Arabia remains the world’s top financier of terrorism and sponsor of fundamentalist Islam throughout the Arab Spring.  U.S. media and Treasury officials don’t really like to discuss it in public, but a report earlier this fall from France 24 gives further confirmation, if you needed it, of the fact that Saudi petrodollars are behind the latest Salafist inroads in the Middle East.

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How Saudi petrodollars fuel rise of Salafism

Since the 2011 Arab revolts, a loose network of underground zealots has evolved into a potent and highly vocal force. Behind the remarkable rise of Salafism lies the world’s leading producer of oil – and extremist Islam: Saudi Arabia.

By Marc DAOU

When protesters incensed by an anti-Muslim video scaled the walls of the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, tearing down the Stars and Stripes, a black flag could be seen floating above the battered compound. From Sanaa, in Yemen, to Libya’s Benghazi, the same black banner, emblem of the Salafists, soon became a ubiquitous sight as anti-US protests spread like wildfire across the Arab world. The 2011 Arab uprisings have served the Salafists well. With the old dictators gone, a once subterranean network of hardliners has sprung into prominence – funded by a wealthy Gulf patron locked in a post-Arab Spring rivalry with a fellow Gulf monarchy.

The ‘predecessors’

A puritanical branch of Islam, Salafism advocates a strict, literalist interpretation of the Koran and a return to the practices of the “Salaf” (the predecessors), as the Prophet Mohammed and his disciples are known. While Salafist groups can differ widely, from the peaceful, quietist kind to the more violent clusters, it is the latter who have attracted most attention in recent months.

In Libya and Mali, radical Salafists have been busy destroying ancient shrines built by more moderate groups, such as Sufi Muslims. Fellow extremists in Tunisia have tried to silence secular media and destroy “heretical” artwork. And the presence of Salafist fighting units in Syria has been largely documented. Less well known is who is paying for all this – and why.

‘Export-Wahhabism’

For regional experts, diplomats and intelligence services, the answer to the first question lies in the seemingly endless flow of petrodollars coming from oil-rich Saudi Arabia. “There is plenty of evidence pointing to the fact that Saudi money is financing the various Salafist groups,” said Samir Amghar, author of “Le salafisme d’aujourd’hui. Mouvements sectaires en Occident” (Contemporary Salafism: Sectarian movements in the West).

According to Antoine Basbous, who heads the Paris-based Observatory of Arab Countries, “the Salafism we hear about in Mali and North Africa is in fact the export version of Wahhabism,” a conservative branch of Sunni Islam actively promoted and practised by Saudi Arabia’s ruling family. Since the 1970s oil crises provided the ruling House of Saud with a seemingly endless supply of cash, “the Saudis have been financing [Wahhabism] around the world to the tune of several million euros,” Basbous told FRANCE 24.

Opaque channels

Not all of the cash comes from Saudi state coffers. “Traditionally, the money is handed out by members of the royal family, businessmen or religious leaders, and channelled via Muslim charities and humanitarian organizations,” said Karim Sader, a political analyst who specializes in the Gulf states, in an interview with FRANCE 24.

Until the Arab Spring revolts upended the region’s political landscape, these hidden channels enabled the Salafists’ Saudi patrons to circumvent the authoritarian regimes who were bent on crushing all Islamist groups. These were the same opaque channels that allegedly supplied arms to extremist groups, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to Western intelligence officials.

Free education

Other, slightly less shadowy recipients of Saudi petrodollars include the numerous religious institutions built around the Arab world to preach Wahhabi Islam, as well as the growing list of Saudi satellite channels that provide a platform for radical Salafist preachers. A large share of the booty also goes to Arab students attending religious courses at the kingdom’s universities in Medina, Riyadh and the Mecca.

“Most of the students at Medina University are foreigners who benefit from generous scholarships handed out by Saudi patrons, as well as free accommodation and plane tickets,” said Amghar. “Once they have graduated, the brightest are hired by the Saudi monarchy, while the rest return to their respective countries to preach Wahhabi Islam”. According to Amghar, the members of France’s nascent Salafist movement follow a similar path.

Direct funding

Exporting its own brand of Islam is not the only item on Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy agenda. “While they see themselves as the guardians of Islamic doctrine and have always generously financed Muslim missionaries, the Saudis’ priority is not to ‘salafise’ the Muslim world,” explained Amghar. “Their real aim is to consolidate their political and ideological influence by establishing a network of supporters capable of defending the kingdom’s strategic and economic interests.”

Since last year’s Arab revolutions, these supporters have benefited from more direct – and politically motivated – funding. “With the region’s former dictators out of the way, Salafist groups have evolved into well-established parties benefiting from more official Saudi aid,” said Sader, pointing to the spectacular rise of Egypt’s al-Nour party, which picked up a surprising 24% of the vote in January’s parliamentary polls.

“The Saudis were genuinely surprised by the Arab Spring revolts,” said Mohamed-Ali Adraoui, a political analyst who specialises in the Muslim world. “Riyadh’s response was to back certain Salafist groups (…) so that it may gain further clout in their respective countries,” Adraoui told FRANCE 24.

Gulf rivalries

The Saudi strategy is similar to that adopted by its arch Gulf rival Qatar – a smaller but equally oil-rich kingdom – in its dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood, the other great beneficiary of the Arab Spring. “When it comes to financing Islamist parties, there is intense competition between Qatar and Saudi Arabia,” said Sader.

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See also:

Money Jihad: How Islamists Finance Their Operations

Pat Condell Rips Saudi Arabia again (Video)

The Savage Lands of Islam

Webinar: How America’s Addiction to Saudi Oil is Funding Global Terror

Saudi Arabia – Moderate Voice or Draconian Monarchy?

The Saudi Indoctrination of Children

by N. M. GUARIGLIA

The Muslim community of believers is the best in the eyes of God, and we  must make it the same in the eyes of men by force… We must fight the  unbelievers.  When I grow up, I intend to carry out jihad in every possible  way.

- Nine-year-old madrasa student, Northwest Pakistan

When the Soviet Red Army captured Berlin in May 1945, the last Germans to  surrender were the Hitler Youth.  Most of these young boys chose to fight  to the death.  For their entire cognizant existence, all they had known was  Aryan supremacy, hatred of inferiors, and subservient allegiance to the  Führer.  The Nazis were not the first to use children in combat, nor have  they been the last.  Excluding North America, to this day the depraved  practice of child soldiery has continued on every inhabited continent.

Before a child’s life is destroyed in this manner, an adult must destroy the  child’s mind.  The apparent ease with which this can be done is  chilling.  It requires the devious task of using a child’s weakness to  eradicate his natural-born strengths.  Children’s strengths are  evident.  They are curious and question everything.  They are not born  blindly adhering to a political or religious doctrine.  They are eager to  befriend others regardless of differences.  They are not born hateful and  vindictive.

But this innocence is their vulnerability.  Children trust adults with  their safety.  They believe as truth whatever adults tell them to be  true.  As such, they are not aware of the fact that they are being  conscripted against their will.  A child will endure an adult’s seminar and  unknowingly emerge with a contaminated character.  The most prevalent  contemporary example of such evil is Saudi Arabia and its religious  indoctrination of children throughout the world’s mosques and  madrasas.

Even if international affairs were placid, the Saudi royal family’s global  propaganda would constitute an egregious offense to supporters of human  rights.  International affairs, however, are not placid.  There is a  bit more urgency to the matter.  Saudi Arabia is on the other side-and at  the forefront-of an ideological conflict that has for decades shown its  potential to bend the trajectory of the human condition violently  downward.

The Saudis are the chief masters of jihadist ideology.  Although the  threat of international terrorism comes from multiple and diverse sources, the  Saudis stand alone as worldwide propagators of the jihadists’ most noxious  creed: the Wahhabi-Salafist cult within Islam’s Sunni denomination.

Wahhabi-Salafism is the puritanical faith of al-Qaeda and its network of  affiliates.  Indeed, the rivalry between Saudi King Abdullah and the late  Osama bin Laden was merely fraternal; a simple tactical dispute amongst  coreligionists otherwise of like-mind.  It is evocative of the power  struggle between Stalin and Trotsky, as the late Laurent Murawiec once  observed.  In this analogy, King Abdullah is Stalin: defend the homeland  and use it as a base for global ideological conquest.  Whereas bin Laden  and the al-Qaedists are Trotskyite: perpetual revolution at all costs.

Al-Qaeda has its sympathizers within the Saudi kingdom, as well.  A poll  conducted some years ago by the Saudi internal intelligence bureau found that  95% of Saudi males between the ages of 25 and 41 held  a positive view of Osama bin Laden.  More recently, studies show continued  Saudi tolerance of radical Islam.  Though this was once perceived as a  threat to the Saudi regime, the Saudi royals have mastered the art of  triangulation.  The Saudis will arrest al-Qaeda operatives from time to  time, in order to assuage American concerns.  But they will also covertly  assist al-Qaeda-ideologically and materially-so long as they divert their  barbarism away from the kingdom.

This is the Middle East’s dirty little secret: regimes that “like” us have  populations that hate us, whereas regimes that hate us have people that  generally like us.  The clearest indication of whether or not a new  generation of people will hate the United States is what they are learning in  school as children.  Dr. Arnon Groiss compiled, translated, and edited the  Saudi schoolbooks that are used within the kingdom itself, and his exhaustive  study sheds much light.

At first glance, education within Saudi Arabia defies caricature.  Girls  are not banned from education, as in the Taliban’s Afghanistan.  There are,  in fact, more female students than male students.  Consequently, there are  more female schools than male schools.  There are some 28,000 public  schools in Saudi Arabia, 16,600 of which are female schools (the regime requires  a separation of boys and girls).  The decades-long Saudi emphasis on  education has brought literacy rates for women up from 2% in 1970 to 70% today;  15% to 91% for men.  Though controlled by the state, education is not  compulsory-the state even pays most of the tuition.

The caveat, however, is the curriculum.  The curriculum is almost  exclusively Koranic.  This is not a Medieval Latin Mass, where lingual or  literary ignorance of the congregants is expected.  No, the Saudi regime  mandates its subjects to be able to read the Koran-but that’s it.   Mathematics and the sciences are taught infrequently, begrudgingly, and only  within the context of Islamic preeminence.  All books that enter Saudi  Arabia must be scrutinized by the government, and can be rejected if the royals  decide.  Private schools must adhere to the government-approved Wahhabi  curriculum.

The Saudi Ministry of Education mandates stringent Islamic studies for  students of all ages, dividing the country’s syllabus into five theological  topics: 1) Koranic recitation, or tajwid; 2) Koranic commentary, or tafsir; 3) “Prophetic sayings,” or the study of the Hadith; 4) Islamic  jurisprudence, or fiqh; and 5) Wahhabi monotheistic doctrine, or Tawhid.  Students will read the Koran until they are able to  recite it cover to cover.

Proselytization starts at an early age.  Saudi children in first grade  are instructed to repeat “Allah is my Lord; Muhammad is my prophet.  I am  Muslim; I love my religion.”  Another recitation: “I prayed every day with  my father in my mosque.  I pray five prayers every day.  I worship  only God, who has no partner.”  This seems harmless enough; in tone, it is  almost indistinguishable from the lesson plans of a Midwestern Sunday school  class.  But consider the guidelines of the Siyasat al-Ta’lim, the  official Saudi state education policy laid out in a government document with 236  clauses:

  • “Calling for [conversion to] Islam in all parts of the earth, with wisdom  and good religious exhortations, is the duty of [both] the State and the  individual…”
  • “The purpose of education is to understand Islam completely and  correctly…”
  • “Jihad in God’s cause is a firm religious duty, a norm to be followed and  an existing necessity. It is to continue [so] until the Day of  Resurrection.”
  • “Promoting the spirit of loyalty to Islamic law [Shari'ah] by disavowal of  any system or principle contradicting Islamic Law, and by producing upright  action and behavior in accordance with its general and comprehensive  rules.”
  • “Awakening the spirit of Islamic jihad in order to resist our enemies,  reclaim our rights, return our [past] glories, and perform the duties of the  Islamic mission.”
  • “Preparing the student for jihad in God’s cause, spiritually and  physically.”

 

Saudi textbooks condemn alcohol, sodomy, magic, and sorcery (hence the hatred  of Harry Potter).  They reject parliamentarianism and democracy, as well as  the mingling of boys and girls.  Non-Islamic holidays are considered  blasphemous; Valentine’s  Day is banned, as is the color red in the weeks before the February  holiday.

There are proud, nationalistic mentions of Saudi Arabia’s unique role in  defending Islam and spreading Islamic law throughout the world.  But Saudi  children are forewarned: “It is not permissible to stage a revolt against those  in charge, nor desist from obeying them-even if they are oppressive-nor pray  against them.”  For apostates, or Muslims who convert out of the faith, the  “punishment in this world is death, if he does not repent.”  In the  hereafter, his punishment is “staying forever in the fire of Hell.”

The superiority of Islam is engrained into the minds of early teens.   “Muslims are the leaders of the world,” the children must narrate over and again  during language exercises.  Seventh-grade Saudis are told that the  unbelievers “shall burn in the fire of Hell… they are the vilest of  creatures.”  Koranic commentary, one of the five subject matters of Saudi  education, declares to ninth-grade students: “The religion of Islam is the true  religion and any other religion is false.  The religion of Islam is lofty  and triumphant over all [other] religions”

As with all tyrannies, the Saudi royals fear their own people.  As with  all dictators, the royals therefore create imaginary external enemies in order  to maintain internal submissiveness.  An eighth-grade book titled Geography of the Muslim World states, “There is no doubt that the  Muslims’ power irritates the infidels and spreads envy in the hearts of the  enemies of Islam-Christians, Jews and others-so they plot against them… harass  them, and seize every opportunity in order to eliminate the Muslims.”   Prohibited is “befriending the infidels or revealing the Muslims’ secrets to  them.”  It is “not permitted to ask for [God's] forgiveness, nor pray, for  the sake of the infidels and polytheists… it is not permitted to befriend the  infidels by loving [them] or helping [them] against the Muslims.”  It is  permitted, though, “to destroy, burn, and demolish the infidels’ castles, as  well as anything that strengthens them against the Muslims, if it contributes to  the Muslims’ victory and to the infidels defeat.”

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Female Circumcision in the Maldives, the Islamic Movement and Islamophobia

By Mark Durie:

 I was struck today by a comment from a Maldives women’s rights activist about the direction her nation is taking.  In a report published the Melbourne Age, which discussed female circumcision and the local practice of flogging female adulterers, Shadiya Ibrahim remarked:

“Being a woman is harder now. The religious Wahhabist scholars preach more forcefully than anyone else can. They have this backing of religion as a tool.”
“No one can make the argument to have a more liberal, a more positive attitude towards women. Day by day, it is becoming harder for women to live in this country.”

When Shaidya Ibrahim says that ‘no one can make the argument’ for a more positive attitude towards women I take it that she means is that no one can mount a persuasive argument on behalf of women on religious grounds. This is because the Islamic canon — the Qur’an and the Sunna (the example and teaching of Muhammad) — are heavily stacked against women.  Consequently, Islam itself does not provide persuasive doctrinal support for a more ‘positive attitude’, wishful thinking notwithstanding. 

This is why pious religious leaders in the Maldives are winning the argument for reducing women’s rights: in a society which Islam trumps all other considerations — it is illegal for a citizen of the Maldives not to be a Muslim — no-one is able to counter their arguments. The increasing limitations on women’s rights has ‘the backing of religion’, as Shadiya Ibrahim puts it.

What does this mean in practice?  Consider the example of female circumcision.  The Shafa’i school of Islam, which is followed in the Maldives, is the only one of the four Sunni schools which makes circumcizing females a compulsory religious obligation.  Other Sunni schools of sharia regard female circumcision as recommended or preferred (sunnat).  Ironically, if only the Maldives followed Hanbali jurisprudence (the school mainly followed by Wahhabis), they might practice female circumcision less.  (In Saudi Arabia it is the minority Shafa’i areas where female circumcision is most prevalent.)

The reference in the article to ‘Wahhabist’ influence does not refer to strict adherence to Wahhabi teachings, but to a newly empowered and very self-confident revivalist approach to Islam, often backed by Saudi finance — which insists on the application of pure religious teachings, especially the authority of Muhammad’s example, giving it priority over all other considerations, including medical evidence.  As this argument becomes more compelling, on religious grounds, it empowers the traditional teachings of Shafa’i Islamic jurisprudence, including the obligation of female circumcision.  Thus the women of the Maldives are called to bear the marks of Islamic revivalism on their very bodies. 

The world is in the midst of global Islamic revival.  This is actually a “reformation” in the sense that many of the world’s Muslims are returning to Islam’s roots.  According to many Islamic activists, it is a matter of Muslim pride that global Islam is on a reform path to become more authentic, returning to its origins in Muhammad’s life and teaching.  This movement has been building momentum for over a century and it is far from exhausted. 

Muslim women are among those (along with non-Muslims and Muslim dissenters) who bear the brunt of Islam’s progress in the modern era.  For example, see here for a recent discussion by a Muslim writer, Veli Sirin, of how the Islamic Movement is impacting women’s rights in Turkey.  

Mary Robinson, in an infamous speech given to the UN Human Rights Commission way back March 15 2002, stated:

“No one can deny, from a historical perspective, the revolutionary force that is Islam, which bestowed rights upon women and children long before similar recognition was afforded in other civilizations. … And no one can deny the acceptance of the universality of human rights by Islamic States.”

If Robinson’s thesis were correct, states which make it illegal for their citizens not to be a Muslim (such as the Maldive or Saudi Arabia) and which officially give priority to Islam above all other values ought to be world leaders in protecting the rights of women (and one might add, the rights of girls).  Sadly, the opposite is the case. 

The UN official media reported Robinson’s speech as “UN’s top human rights official urges action to combat ‘Islamaphobia’”.  This is a prime example of how anti-Islamophobia rhetoric can be used — albeit at times unwittingly — to gloss over and provide a cover of denial for human rights abuses. 

Robinson argued that “Islamic communities need to become more active in countering ignorance through offering positive information on Islam and Islamic beliefs,” yet of course this is exactly the recipe being followed in the Maldives, where Muslim leaders are teaching ‘forcefully’ with the ‘backing of religion’ as they counter ‘ignorance’ by providing what they consider to be ‘positive information’ about Islam, such ‘positive information’ including the great value of circumcising girls and stoning adulterers.

The proven principle, lamented by moderate Muslims all over the globe, which should by now be clear to all, is that the more Islamic a state, the worse the plight of its female citizens becomes.  This is because of, not in spite of Muslim leaders ‘countering ignorance through offering positive information on Islam’, as Robinson put it.  It is a grotesque, Orwellian distortion to call naming such truth ‘Islamophobia’, and the first — but not the last — victims of this lie are Muslims.

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Muslim Children in America are Being Taught to Hate

Dave Gaubatz at FSM:

In the last five years I have personally visited over 250 Islamic Centers, Mosques, and Islamic Schools throughout America. The goal of my research has been to determine what Islamic leaders are teaching the young and innocent Muslim children. The findings are abhorrent, sad, unbelievable, frightening, and most disturbing is the fact our government is keeping this dangerous fact from the American people. Muslim children attending mosques and Islamic schools are being taught to hate America, our government, our military personnel, and its non Muslim population. In this article I will identify three significant mosques in America that are leading the way in teaching Muslim children to hate and to influence them to commit violent acts inside our country.
 
In America we have been programmed by the media and political leaders to believe violent teachings of Islam are only being taught to children in Palestine. We have watched the Muslim Palestinian children spew their taught hatred of the Israelis. What Americans are not being shown (due to political correctness) are that Muslim children throughout the world and specifically inside America are being taught violence and hatred in mosques, Islamic schools and Islamic Centers.
 
Children as young as 7 years old are being taught that to assimilate with America is to disrespect and dishonor Islam. They are being taught our military personnel are the enemies of Islam and it is justifiable to kill anyone who dishonors or oppresses the Islamic ideology. 
 
During my research I have identified numerous mosques that are teaching young Muslim children to hate America and are leading them to commit future violent acts against our country and innocent people. I would like to focus on three such mosques. They are:
 
  1. Dar al Hijrah, Falls Church, VA
  2. Al Farooq, Nashville, TN
  3. At Taqwa, Brooklyn, NY
Anwar al-Awlaki was an imam at the Dar al Hijrah Mosque from January 2001 until 2002. Three of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour, attended some of Awlaki’s sermons at this mosque.
 
My researchers and I spent several weeks at the Dar Al Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA. Almost immediately we were informed to obtain our study material from the Halaco Bookstore which is located nearby the mosque. It was very apparent upon entering the store and reviewing the materials that the bookstore provides materials for the Sunni (Wahhabi) Muslim population across the U.S. and specifically for Dar Al Hijrah. I was able to spend many hours talking with store personnel and was invited to the home of one employee to discuss Islamic issues. There is a large section in the store dedicated to the education of the Muslim children. I discovered materials that are being sent to Islamic schools across America. Much of the material deals with Sharia and Jihad. One of the DVD’s and books I obtained was by an Islamic scholar Ahmad Sakr. Sakr travels the U.S. visiting Islamic schools and educates them in Sharia law. I have watched one of his videos in which he tells the young children our government is evil and not to follow the laws of our country and Americas government leaders will all go to hell. 
 
The material provided by Dar Al Hijrah and their selected Islamic bookstore also was filled with violent Jihad. There were manuals informing the readers how to destroy America and how to kill anyone who oppresses Islam. They are told how to obtain weapons to include weapons of mass destruction. Although all of the above is very disturbing and should (and actually is) against the law, the Muslim leaders of Falls Church, Val are allowed by our government to indoctrinate the Muslim children into future violence against our country. The next mosque (Al Farooq/Nashville, TN) is even more disturbing.
 
The Al Farooq mosque in South Nashville.
 
My research team and I spent two weeks at the Al Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. The mosque was Sunni and had the typical violent books and DVD’s/videos pertaining to the overthrow of any government system that oppresses Islam. They also had numerous teachings from current Islamic leaders operating in America who are teaching the Muslim population to hate our country and its people. Although this should frighten all concerned citizens, there was even sadder and disturbing intelligence collected at this mosque. Lately we have all read about the child brides and forced marriages in Afghanistan and in Saudi Arabia. What most Americans do not realize is that child marriages are occurring throughout our country and specifically in Nashville, TN. 
 
One young 7 year old Muslim girl at Al Farooq talked to our researcher about being beaten (MP3 file) by her Islamic leaders and being married (MP3 file) to a Muslim man. I reported the matter to the Nashville authorities but almost from the beginning they were reluctant to intercede because this was a religious institution and more importantly to them it was Islamic. Senior law enforcement authorities of the Nashville police department informed me they were afraid of being sued by Islamic organizations such as CAIR if they got involved and it would be a political nightmare to get anything done at the mosque. What bothered me most of all is the fact I contacted Islamic organizations to help this innocent Muslim child and they also balked. This reinforced to me that Islamic law (Sharia) is alive and very active inside our country, to include child marriages. The next mosque I am going to discuss is led by an Islamic leader I have previously described as the most dangerous man in America.
 
At Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, NY is led by an Islamic scholar who is not only a major fundraiser for CAIR (terrorist supporter) but travels throughout the U.S. teaching his violent ideology of Islam. He is Imam Siraj Wahhaj. For those who have never visited the Islamic district of Brooklyn it would come to a surprise to many that the area around At Taqwa is similar to the Wahhabi land of Saudi Arabia. I have previously described Wahhaj as the most dangerous man in America. I have reviewed hundreds of his Friday (Juma) mosque lectures. 
 
In this speech (MP3) he tells his followers that around the world Muslims will wake up and say
 
“I don’t want to follow the way of the colonial masters any more. I want the Sharia. I want Islam. We want to be ruled by Islam. And all we have to do is go back to that golden generation.”
 
He routinely called America an evil country and is a strong leader in developing Sharia law inside our country. His violent lectures are available to the adult and child Muslims throughout America.
 
“Those who struggle for Allah, it doesn’t matter what kind of weapons, I’m telling you it doesn’t matter! You don’t need nuclear weapons or even guns! If you have faith in Allah and a knife!! If Allah wants you to win, you will win! Because Allah is the only one who fights. And when his hand is over your hand. whoever is at war against my friends, I declare war on them.”
 
From a video by Sirah Wahhaj called “The Afghanistan Jihad,” Toronto, Canada, of a sermon from Sept. 28, 1991.
 
 
Siraj Wahhaj.
 
“If we go to war, brothers and sisters – and one day we will, believe me – that’s why you’re commanded [to fight in] jihad. When Allah demands us to fight, we’re not stopping and nobody’s stopping us.
 
Sermon by Siraj Wahhaj entitled “Stand Up to Justice,” delivered on May 8, 1992 and distributed as a video.
 
Islamic teachings such as this are what led the Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood Murderer, to commit his acts.
 
Although I have only focused on three mosques that lead the way, introducing Muslim children to violence and hatred, there are hundreds scattered across the U.S. Few states are immune from this growing threat. The violence spewed by these Islamic leaders will ultimately lead to more violence in the name of Islam. I have witnessed firsthand the violence being taught. There are numerous such Islamic centers in NC, FL, VA, NY, and CA.
 
Unless Muslim parents decry the violent teachings of Islam to their children, there will continue to be more and more Siraj Wahhaj type Islamic leaders in America. The ultimate result will be the suffering of our country as we now see in France, Britain, and Canada. 
 
 
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Dave Gaubatz spent 20 years as an active duty USAF (Special Agent/OSI), 3.5 years as a civilian 1811 Federal Agent, trained by the U.S. State Department in Arabic, and was the first U.S. Federal Agent to enter Iraq in 2003. He is also a counterterrorism counterintelligence officer. He is co-author of the book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America. His website is www.muslimmafiacomics.blogspot.com, and also http://www.wearenotafraid.blogspot.com/, and he can be reached at davegaubatz@gmail.com.

First Fox News, now Twitter. Saudis pursue “Information Jihad.”

Praise Allah!  Saudi prince invests $300 million in US company Twitter.
Saudi Royal Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will soon be a household name.
 
 
 
Twitter sells $300 million stake to Saudi with terrorist ties.
It had to happen sooner or later, so I really shouldn’t be surprised. Everything will soon feel the influence of The Islamic Plague.

 
It just disappoints me that so many outstanding US companies are feeling the need to “sell their Souls to Allah” to get the next “zero” on their bottom line.
 
Reported in Fox News this evening is the story that Twitter has sold  3.6% stake — $300 million dollars — to Saudi Royal Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
 
Now I’m going to tell you why we, as Americans, should be concerned with this news, and it doesn’t have anything to do with “Islamphobia.”
 
 
In an effort to get a piece of the next-generation of Internet companies, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal unveiled a $300 million investment in privately held social-media company Twitter.  Based on estimates that Twitter is worth $8.4 billion, Prince Alwaleed’s stake translates to a 3.6% investment in the company.
 
Our investment in Twitter reaffirms our ability in identifying suitable opportunities to invest in promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact,” Prince Alwaleed said in a statement.
Sure thing, Prince.  Especially when they are US-based companies directly involved in the flow of information.  I haven’t gotten to the scary part yet.  It’s coming. 

Headquartered in San Francisco, Twitter lets users post short messages of 140 characters or less known as “Tweets.” According to Twitter, the service has 100 million active users sending out 250 million Tweets per day.

Prince Alwaleed has investments in a number of media and entertainment companies, including FOX Business parent News Corp. (NWSA: 16.75, -0.23, -1.35%). He owns 95% of Kingdom Holding Company and is worth $19.6 billion, making him the richest man in Saudi Arabia, according to Forbes.

We believe that social media will fundamentally change the media industry landscape in the coming years. Twitter will capture and monetize this positive trend,” said Ahmed Halawani, Kingdom Holding Company’s executive director of private equity and international investments.

 
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
Now I’m going to tell you why having this prince in control of our social and communications media is such a scary and disturbing prospect.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the brother of Prince Khaled bin Talal, an admitted Islamic Terrorist Financier.  And while it might be unfair to judge one brother by the actions of the other, it is obvious — by both deed and word — the apple does not fall far from the tree.In 2002, Al-Waleed donated $27 million dollars to the families of Palestinians during a TV telethon following Israeli operations in the West Bank city of Jenin. The telethon was ordered by Saudi King Fahd to help relatives of “Palestinian martyrs.”

As we remember, 2002 was during the period of the “Second Intifada” (Al-Aqsa Intifada). More than 1,100 Israeli’s were killed by the very same “Palestinian martyrs” that the co-owner of Fox News Channel saw fit to reward financially as “victims of Israeli aggression and occupation.”

In 2005, Al-Waleed gave an interview boasting that he had called Fox to complain about coverage of the “Muslim riots” in France. He said he “called as a viewer” and “convinced them to change” the coverage because “they were not Muslim riots but riots against poverty and inequality.” And “they changed” the coverage, the Saudi reportedly said.

The fact that 99.99% of the participants in the riots were Muslim apparently made no difference. The fact that they carried signs advocating Islamic extremism made no difference either. When you are the co-owner of Fox News Channel, you know you can have Rupert Murdoch on speed-dial.

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