Skip to comments.“Extremism” on the Rise in Zanzibar–Thanks to Saudi Money and Islamic Charities
Posted on 12/31/2012 4:05:44 PM PST by LSUfan
For folks who dont remember, Tanzania is one of the East African nations where the US embassy was bombed by Al Qaeda in August of 1998.
Zanzibar is an island off Tanzanias coast in the Indian Ocean. It has been somewhat of a tourist destinationat least up to now. Up to now because Salafi Islam is making its presence felt in Zanzibar.
This is remarkable in that it illustrates vividly how charities in the Islamic world arent like charities elsewhere. They get involved in all sorts of activities that have nothing to do with charity at all.
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Just before 911 I went there after a 3 week camping safari in Tanzania. Didn’t like it much, we got sick after not having one problem while out in the wild. First we went to a resort that seemed to be filled with sleazy Italians, intermittent electricity, and questionable food which was probably why we got sick. Then we went to the main city to stay in an old hotel - walk up - and some guy talking on the phone loudspeaker at 5 a.m. in a language we couldn’t understand or shut off.
We knew so little about Islam before 911.
Oh, we knew. We chose to pay it no mind since their craziness was a constant thing to the point of being quaint. Iran, Salman Rushdie, the first attempt to take down the WTC, et al, it was all “out there.” We shouldn’t have been surprised in the least when 9/11 happened. The sad part is that a large majority refuse to acknowledge they’re at war with us.
I went there in 1990. They were suffering mightily under the socialist policies of the Tanzanian government at the time. Hardly even any tourism to speak of, and amenities of any sort were hard to come by, no matter how much money you had. They had a weekly farmer’s market that I went to, and the sorry looking supply of food was gone in 10 minutes. The people were pretty friendly though, no detectable Islamofascist hatred of each other and Wetserners, as I’ve seen elsewhere.