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  • Being Had for Dinner in Ottawa

    04/28/2013 11:59:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    Special to IPT News ^ | April 26, 2013 | by David B. Harris
    SNIPPET: "The Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization (OMWO) holds its 12th Annual Festival of Friendship Dinner Sunday evening." SNIPPET: "The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College in London, Ontario, an institutional affiliate of the University of Western Ontario. Mattson, a convert from Christianity to Islam, was president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The United States government designated ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terror-funding prosecution. ISNA is included in a key Muslim Brotherhood document as one of the "organizations of our friends." Other evidence abounds...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Under Construction - the Other 9/11 Mosque

    10/12/2010 9:34:58 AM PDT · by NCjim · 15 replies
    Canada Free Pers ^ | October 12, 2010 | Cynthia Yacowar-Sweeney
    With eyes on New York, it’s easy to overlook the other ground-zero mosque that is presently being built in Shanksville Pennsylvania at the Flight 93 crash site. That 9/11 site is home to what will soon be the world’s largest open-air mosque disguised as a memorial, contends author Alec Rawls. After five years of insignificant media coverage and minimal public awareness, construction of the Flight 93 Memorial centerpiece is already in progress. The giant half-mile wide Islamic-shaped red crescent of maple trees is slated for completion next year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, when the autumn leaves of the...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Wahhabism and the First Amendment

    01/18/2010 6:29:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 888+ views
    Commentary ^ | January 2010 | Michael W. Schwartz
    You would be excused for thinking that the Wahabbi religious establishment of Saudi Arabia and the religion guarantees of our First Amendment have no more in common than fire and water. But I think this oddest of odd couples helps to explain two recent events involving American Muslims and the rest of us -- instances of so-called “home-grown” Islamist terrorism, such as the Fort Hood murders, and the resentment being reported among American Muslims at FBI and other law-enforcement-agency activities at U.S. mosques. To be sure, the religious values the First Amendment protects -- freedom of worship, the nonestablishment of...
  • Fascinating look into the birth of Al Qaeda

    11/25/2007 6:12:11 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 202+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | November 25. 2007 | Thomas Lippman
    Thomas Lippman Washington Post November 25. 2007 The subtitle of Yaroslav Trofimov's fascinating and important book about the 1979 takeover of the Great Mosque in Mecca by heavily armed fanatics refers to that event as "the forgotten uprising." Perhaps it has been forgotten here but not in the Muslim Middle East, where it was a seminal event of the region's most traumatic year in modern times. That year began with the Iranian revolution and ended with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In between, Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel, radicalizing the Palestinians. Saddam Hussein took power in Iraq. And...
  • Saudis defend punishment for rape victim (Islam's Blaming the Victim)

    11/21/2007 9:28:12 AM PST · by PRePublic · 29 replies · 62+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 11, 21, 2007
    Saudis defend punishment for rape victim RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi judiciary on Tuesday defended a court verdict that sentenced a 19-year-old victim of a gang rape to six months in jail and 200 lashes because she was with an unrelated male when they were attacked. The Shiite Muslim woman had initially been sentenced to 90 lashes after being convicted of violating Saudi Arabia's rigid Islamic law requiring segregation of the sexes. But in considering her appeal of the verdict, the Saudi General Court increased the punishment. It also roughly doubled prison sentences for the seven men convicted of...
  • Debate on Islamism and Liberalism in the Arab World (Deteriorates to an Exchange of Curses

    11/11/2007 9:00:50 AM PST · by dervish · 26 replies · 662+ views
    Money quotes -- Nidal Na'isa on why 89.6% of the voters voted for the Islamic platform over the modern Western platform: "these voter are a bunch of people misled and numbed by the proselytized, generalized, deceptive, romanticized discourse which promises them Black-eyed virgins and Boys in Paradise" and "If these voters had managed to get a job and Visa to America, none of them would have voted, and nobody would have watched your show. You would be fired from Al-Jazeera and would be left jobless" Response by toothless Egyptian cleric Al-Khouli: When they [Wahabbist Bedouins] entered Andalusia they got Europe...
  • Saudi executes Egyptian for practising "witchcraft"

    11/04/2007 11:33:52 PM PST · by PRePublic · 19 replies · 597+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2 Nov 2007
    Saudi executes Egyptian for practising "witchcraft" Fri 2 Nov 2007, 19:44 GMT RIYADH, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed on Friday an Egyptian man convicted of "sorcery", desecrating the Muslim holy book and adultery, the official news agency said. The Saudi Press Agency said Mustafa Ibrahim was put to death in Riyadh in a controversial case which has drawn criticism from rights activists. It said Ibrahim had been accused by another foreign resident of practicing magic in order to separate him from his wife and said evidence had been found in his home, including books on black magic, a...
  • Britons Protest Visiting Saudi King [against the Evil Islamic Oppressive Empire]

    11/01/2007 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Posting · 1 replies · 113+ views
    CBS ^ | 10, 30, 2007
    Britons Protest Visiting Saudi King Britain's Queen Welcomes Saudi King; Protesters Condemn Rights Abuses In Kingdom LONDON, Oct. 30, 2007 ---------------------------------------------------- (AP) Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Tuesday with an honor guard and rode with him to Buckingham Palace in her gilded carriage, passing protesters who condemned the oil-rich kingdom for alleged human rights abuses. Before arriving Monday for the first state visit by a Saudi king in two decades, Abdullah accused Britain of failing to act on intelligence that might have prevented the 2005 London transit bombings. Analysts said the comments appeared to be an attempt...
  • Books advocating oppression of women, gays' execution in UK mosques linked to S. Arabian government

    11/01/2007 8:53:38 AM PDT · by Posting · 7 replies · 123+ views
    DailyIndia ^ | 10,30,07
    Books advocating oppression of women, gays' execution found in British mosques From our ANI Correspondent London, Oct 30: Hate-filled books and pamphlets advocating oppression of women and execution of gays have been distributed in British mosques. Such radical literature was found by researchers at a quarter of the 100 Islamic religious institutions they visited in the country. According to them, much of the literature is linked to agencies of the Saudi Arabian government. The material found in the mosques urges Muslims to lead separate lives from 'non-believers' and makes repeated calls for gays to be killed. It outlines that women...
  • How a British jihadi saw the light [Racism, Fascism in Arabia)

    10/24/2007 6:12:47 PM PDT · by Posting · 17 replies · 232+ views
    TimesOnlIne ^ | April, 2007
    How a British jihadi saw the light Ed Hussain, once a proponent of radical Islam in London, tells how his time as a teacher in Saudi Arabia led him to turn against extremism Racism was an integral part of Saudi society. My students often used the word “nigger” to describe black people. Even dark-skinned Arabs were considered inferior to their lighter-skinned cousins. I was living in the world’s most avowedly Muslim country, yet I found it anything but. I was appalled by the imposition of Wahhabism in the public realm, something I had implicitly sought as an Islamist.
  • Mark Steyn: The vanishing jihad exposés

    08/05/2007 6:03:34 AM PDT · by joonbug · 39 replies · 1,931+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/5/07 | Mark Steyn
    How will we lose the war against "radical Islam"? Well, it won't be in a tank battle. Or in the Sunni Triangle or the caves of Bora Bora. It won't be because terrorists fly three jets into the Oval Office, Buckingham Palace and the Basilica of St Peter's on the same Tuesday morning. The war will be lost incrementally because we are unable to reverse the ongoing radicalization of Muslim populations in South Asia, Indonesia, the Balkans, Western Europe and, yes, North America. And who's behind that radicalization? Who funds the mosques and Islamic centers that in the past 30...
  • [Islamic virus] Wahhabism: from Vienna to Bosnia

    04/06/2007 4:29:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 593+ views
    ISN ^ | April, 2007
    [Islamic virus] Wahhabism: from Vienna to Bosnia Image: ISN Local media reports trace the financial and ideological center of Bosnia's radical Wahhabi movement to Vienna, while the moderate Islamic community prepares for an intensifying battle of influence. By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (06/04/07) Only the funeral of former Bosnian Muslim leader and wartime Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic went down with a bigger crowd and more security than that last weekend of Jusuf Barcic, the informal leader of Bosnia’s radical Muslims of the Wahhabi movement. More than 3,000 Wahhabis arrived in the northern city of Tuzla...
  • Barak Hussein Obama : Who is he?

    02/07/2007 2:01:50 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 24 replies · 2,710+ views
    The U,S, Veteran Dispatch ^ | 07 February 2007 | Ted Sampley
    After only being a U.S. Senator for a couple of years, Barak Hussein Obama, Democrat Senator from Chicago, has managed to catapult himself to the status of a messiah in the Democrat Party. The result is that, ever since, he's been walking on water toward the White House. Obama says after his visit with friends and family in Hawaii during the 2006 year-end holidays, he'll announce if he's going to run for president in 2008. Bets are that he will. Who is Obama and what has he done? Independent columnist, Andy Martin ( says he believes Obama is a political...
  • Saudi Arabia's export of radical Islam: Part 1

    01/19/2007 12:28:12 PM PST · by LM_Guy · 9 replies · 420+ views
    SperoNews ^ | 1/19/2007 | Adrian Morgan
    Over the last week, several items in the world news have highlighted the problem of Saudi Arabia, a supposed ally in the War on Terror, funding mosques which promote the same extremism and calls for jihad which create terror. There is a certain hypocrisy about the Saudis exporting any form of Islam abroad, as the undemocratic kingdom prohibits any symbols of other faiths from being imported. Crucifixes, Bibles are forbidden. Guest workers proliferate in the kingdom, but if any of these attempt to hold Christian prayer and worship, they are jailed. Saudi Arabia is listed by the US Commission on...
  • Saudi Textbooks Still Teach Hate, Christians and Jews are apes and pigs

    11/27/2006 10:07:27 AM PST · by Posting · 24 replies · 889+ views
    NPR ^ | May, 2006
    NPR : Saudi Textbooks Still Teach Hate, Group Says - the textbooks instruct students that Christians and Jews are apes and pigs, and warns students not to greet, befriend, or respect non-Muslims ...
  • Islam is in danger (Wash Times Op-Ed)

    09/20/2006 9:57:53 PM PDT · by jdm · 81 replies · 2,011+ views
    Wash Times ^ | Sept 21, 2006 | Farid N. Ghadry
    The recent brouhaha surrounding Pope Benedict XVI comments on Islam delivered in Germany should give Muslims a pause. Not one that would conjure the recalcitrant attacks that we have seen recently but rather one that would question why such a prominent religious leader would utter these words. What the Pope said allows me, as a Muslim, to ponder self-examination and not rush into a reaction of condemnation. Islam, throughout its history, delivered its share of great minds to humanity during times of peace and prosperity. Scientists like Mohammad al-Khawarizmi who invented Algebra and Avicenna who contributed greatly to medicine lived...
  • Street Fighting in Copenhagen

    02/04/2006 4:13:09 PM PST · by WorkinStiff · 195 replies · 8,216+ views
    According to a posting on a message board populated largely by European lefties,;....." I just spoke to my brother in Copenhagen...the situation is extremely serious...Roving bands of muslims are using SMS messages to gather at different places and then to attack defenseless Danes...My brother witnessed them stopping a bus and beating up the driver...He, ( the brother) was walking next to a lefty who's comment was; "I never ever thought I would agree with the Danish Front...( a Danish neo-nazi group)...
  • The enemy within : Our image of terrorists is not accurate

    09/17/2005 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies · 1,157+ views
    Ottowa Sun ^ | Jeremy Loome
    In the years since 9/11, almost every major terrorist act involving extremist Islam has been committed by a person raised in the West. While the image of the bearded, robed Arab wearing a suicide vest comes to mind when the public thinks of terrorists, it is not reality. As a country with open-door refugee and social safety net policies, Canada is an ideal breeding ground for extremism, say researchers. “It is a ‘born-again’ process,” says French researcher Olivier Roy. The author of Globalized Islam: The Search for A New Ummah, Roy spent years researching the mujahidin in Afghanistan. “They make...
  • 6 attackers killed in battle at Indian shrine (RoP Alert!!!)

    07/06/2005 8:23:17 AM PDT · by indcons · 6 replies · 547+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 6, 2005 | Associated Press
    AYODHYA, India- A suicide bomber blew up a security fence yesterday and gunmen then stormed a Hindu shrine complex at the center of Hindu-Muslim strife, setting off a two-hour gunbattle that left all six attackers dead, police said. The site, about 350 miles east of New Delhi, is claimed by both Hindus and Muslims, and the attack appeared religiously motivated, although no claim of responsibility was made and police didn't blame any group. Hindu nationalists quickly pointed a finger at Pakistan-backed Muslim militants from the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, and said the incident proved India's recent peace overtures with Islamabad...
  • From here to eternity

    06/08/2005 1:30:09 AM PDT · by seacapn · 11 replies · 534+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 8, 2005 | Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
    Aleppo, Syria. Ten brothers were sitting in the courtyard of their house in one of Aleppo's myriad lanes, with a plastic bag full of small pieces of paper, from which they drew lots. Five of them would stay in Syria and look after all 10 families. The others, the winning five, would enjoy the ultimate prize: a jihadi trip to Baghdad. It was March 2003, the Americans had just started bombing Baghdad and, like the 10 brothers, hundreds of young men were eagerly making their way in cramped buses towards the Iraqi border. Most of them were Syrians, but there...
  • Judge caught on tape encouraging Saudis to fight in Iraq

    04/26/2005 10:22:33 PM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 44 replies · 1,399+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 26, 2005 | Lisa Myers
    WASHINGTON - Sheik Saleh Al Luhaidan, seen in video seated to the right of the crown prince, is chief justice of Saudi Arabia's Supreme Judicial Council. His sermons and words carry great significance. In an audiotape secretly recorded at a government mosque last October and obtained by NBC News, Luhaidan encourages young Saudis to go to Iraq to wage war against Americans. "If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so," says Luhaidan in...
  • CAIR and Terrorism

    04/18/2005 8:24:09 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 868+ views
    WND ^ | April 18, 2005 | Joe Farrah
    CAIR and terrorism Posted: April 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2005 How many people do you know personally who have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with your company have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with organizations in which you are a member or a leader have been convicted of supporting terrorism? If you're like most Americans, the answer to all three questions is probably none. If you're like me and most other Arab-Americans, the answer is still probably none. What would you say about an organization linked...
  • Islamists enraged by pope coverage

    04/05/2005 1:36:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 40 replies · 1,525+ views ^ | April 4, 2005
    It's not only American networks providing non-stop coverage surrounding the death of Pope John Paul II, but Arab stations as well, sparking anger from Islamic extremists. Satellite channels including Qatar-based Al-Jazeera and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya have been providing widespread information about the pontiff's life and death since he died Saturday at the age of 84. Documentaries have been airing throughout the Muslim world highlighting John Paul II's appeals for peace and dialogue between all faiths and civilizations. But according to Agence France-Presse, Islamic websites are filled with heated rhetoric, blasting the Arab networks for assigning the pope such importance. One writer...
  • NYP: RADICALS ON THE ROCKS, a status report by Amir Taheri

    03/23/2005 11:04:45 AM PST · by OESY · 27 replies · 1,109+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2005 | Amir Taheri
    * Al Qaeda — which operated as an efficient organ of command and control — has been smashed to pieces. Just two of its former top 20 leaders, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, are believed to be still alive and free — and those two are in hiding, seemingly without regular organizational contact with Islamist cells anywhere in the world. Since December 2001, the two have managed to send a total of six authenticated messages from their hideouts.... * Targeted governments have begun to fight back. In Pakistan, more than 13,000 schools suspected of propagating extremist ideas have been...
  • Messages in the mosques

    02/08/2005 12:36:25 PM PST · by madfly · 21 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2005 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Muslims in the United States should "behave as if on a mission behind enemy lines." Not the admonition of a crank or a freak from the lunatic fringe, but Saudi-funded religious pamphlets distributed to mosques throughout America. Says who? Says Freedom House, one of the oldest human rights groups in the U.S. and headed by James Woolsey, CIA director in the first Clinton administration. The organization did a one-year study of the kind of "hate propaganda" the Saudi government has paid to print and distribute to U.S. mosques. The 89-page report, based on 200 Saudi documents, released by Freedom...
  • City gives break to terror-related mosque? Muslim group buys land from gov't for fraction of value

    11/23/2004 12:22:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 1,940+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 23, 2004
    Tuesday, November 23, 2004 City gives break to terror-related mosque?Muslim group buys land from government for fraction of value Posted: November 23, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A huge mosque set to be built in Boston is raising eyebrows for two reasons: its link to terror, and the fact the city government sold the land for the project at a fraction of its value. The 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will cost $22 million, according to a report by the Christian Broadcasting Network. The Islamic Society of Boston, which is overseeing the project, allegedly has ties to radical Islam, with its founder,...
  • Boston Mosque: The Rise of Radical Islam

    11/16/2004 8:49:43 AM PST · by missyme · 45 replies · 1,772+ views
    CBN ^ | Nov 16th, 2004
    BOSTON, Massachusetts - A mosque is rising in the heart of Boston. Not just any mosque, but the largest mosque in the northeastern United States. At a cost of $22 million, the 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will be a prominent symbol of the growth of Islam in America. But the project is under fire, as some say it will also be a symbol of radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Boston is under scrutiny for ties to radicalism. But the society says it does not tolerate extremism. And yet, some former and present leaders of the society have been tied...
  • New York Times Enables Saudi Evasions (We'll All Be Dhimmis Yet, If the NYT Has Its Way...!)

    06/06/2004 9:34:14 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 8 replies · 127+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/6/04 | Ed Lasky
    The New York Times has reached a new low in its Middle East coverage. Not only does a “news analysis” column today parrot a Saudi evasion of responsibility for the destructive consequences of state-sponsored Wahabbism, it helpfully misleads its readers about the true meaning of a phrase increasing employed by the Saudi leadership to mask their complicity in foisting a destructive ideology on the world, via networks of schools, mosques, charities, and, ultimately, terrorists. Neil MacFarquahr writes on Saudi Arabia's problems with Islamic militants in today's News Analysis section. He opines that Saudi Arabia is struggling about how to overcome...
  • Islamist 5th-Column Trojan Horses (Those Muslim kids – they blow up so fast!)

    04/03/2004 9:38:49 PM PST · by quidnunc · 11 replies · 327+ views
    United Press International ^ | April 2, 2004 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    The general commanding four loyalist columns moving on Madrid during Spain's civil war (1936-1939) referred to his militant supporters within the capital as his "fifth column." Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union maintained fifth columns in the United States. These were groups of secret sympathizers, sleeper cells, or supporters of an enemy who engage in espionage or sabotage, or simply disinform about the attacker's intentions. But as soon anyone suggests the presence of an Islamist equivalent in Western democracies, watch out. Militant Muslim "moderates" go into their well-rehearsed tonitruant mode. Islamophobia and McCarthyism are among the milder epithets. Following the...
  • Islam Plays for Keeps

    03/23/2004 4:45:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 154+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3-22-04 | Rachel Neuwirth
    President George W. Bush said: "We will bring freedom to others, and we will prevail." Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld suggested that terrorists are being created faster than we can arrest or kill them. One might wonder if they're fighting different wars. Bush suggests "reprogramming" his enemy; Rumsfeld wants to wipe them out. Daniel Pipes, a scholar specializing in militant Islam puts it correctly: "Ending terrorism requires more than targeting terrorists, their leaders, or their organizations. It requires recognizing and defeating the body of ideas known as militant Islam or Islamism. The war cannot be won until politicians and others...
  • Russians Charged With Qatar Bomb

    02/26/2004 4:44:56 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 207+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-26-2004
    Russians charged with Qatar bomb Mr Yanderbiyev had just returned to his car after attending Friday prayers Two Russian intelligence agents have been charged in Qatar with the murder of Chechen rebel figure Zelimkhan Yanderbiyev, local officials say. The men were detained five days after Mr Yanderbiyev, wanted by Moscow for terror offences, was killed by a car bomb in the Gulf state's capital Doha. Three Russians were initially detained but the third has been since released. Confirming that the detainees are anti-terrorism agents, Russia condemned the arrests as a "hostile move". The insinuation of the Qatar authorities cannot be...
  • RELIGION OF PEACE WATCH -- Another Embarrassment For America's Multiculturalist Apologists!

    02/03/2004 7:10:53 AM PST · by clintonbaiter · 16 replies · 115+ views
    iconoclast ^ | Stephen Rittenberg
    So, according to Saudi Arabia's chief cleric, the Holy Wahabbi warriors have deviated from the true path when they stopped concentrating on slaughtering Jews and Americans .....
  • Prosecutors take issue with lawyer for Al-Hussayen (terrorist/saudi gov link)

    11/06/2003 8:34:02 AM PST · by knak · 10 replies · 375+ views
    <p>Federal prosecutors say the lawyer for a University of Idaho student accused of having links to international terrorists might have a conflict of interest because he is being paid by the Saudi Arabian government. According to a motion filed Oct. 30 in federal court, prosecutors say attorney David Nevin could possibly discourage student Sami Al-Hussayen from taking actions contrary to a third party´s interest — in this case the government of Saudi Arabia.</p>
  • Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism

    10/28/2003 7:07:05 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 6 replies · 2,509+ views
    Insight ^ | 10-27-2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism Posted Oct. 27, 2003 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Generations of Muslims in the Middle East have been raised on the anti-Western, anti-Semitic theologies of Ayatollah Khomeini and in the Saudi Wahhabi system of madrassas (religious schools). This foundation set the stage for the rise of Osama bin Laden. Doaa 'Amer is a professional TV anchor who hosts Muslim Woman Magazine on IQRAA TV, a satellite channel broadcasting throughout the Arab world. As she tells it, her job is to educate the next generation of children to be "true Muslims." Readers accustomed to hearing Islam described...
  • Saudi-funded school in Germany 'linked to terrorist attacks'

    10/23/2003 6:28:36 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 7 replies · 149+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 10-24-2003 | Kate Connolly
    Saudi-funded school in Germany 'linked to terrorist attacks' By Kate Connolly in Bonn (Filed: 24/10/2003) Explosives and a testament like those written by suicide bombers have been found at the home of a man linked to a Saudi-funded school, German secret service sources said yesterday, intensifying pressure for the institution to be closed. The King Fahd Academy in Bonn was set up eight years ago with Ł10 million from the Saudi royal family, and was hailed as a "cultural bridge between Germany and the Arab world". Now it is alleged to be a magnet for Islamic fundamentalists. A spokesman for...
  • FBI investigates spread of radical Islam in U.S.

    10/04/2003 5:41:22 AM PDT · by Fzob · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    AZ CENTRAL ^ | 10/03/03 | Susan Schmidt
    <p>WASHINGTON - On Aug. 20, 2001, Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman Hussayen, a man who would soon be named a minister of the Saudi government and put in charge of its two holy mosques, arrived in the United States to meet with some of this country's most influential fundamentalist Sunni Muslim leaders.</p>
  • Saudis' empty moves won't fool anyone

    09/02/2003 2:17:11 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 2, 2003 | Michael R. Goldfarb
    <p>SINCE AL QAEDA'S attacks on the United States, much has been learned of Saudi Arabia's rigid and narrow version of Islam, an extreme form of Wahabbism that bred most of the 9/11 hijackers. Saudi Wahabbism interprets the Koran literally, discriminates against women, fulminates against Jews, and incites jihad against the wider non-Muslim world. It has contributed to the repression of Saudi citizens. But, in an intriguing new initiative, Riyadh is to host a human rights conference this month. Is the Saudi kingdom finally distancing itself from radical Wahabbism, which, by any objective standard, is the very antithesis of human rights?</p>
  • Charen: How Strange (Where is the "no WMD" crowd on Saudi Arabia and 9-11?)

    06/17/2003 8:28:26 AM PDT · by cgk · 43 replies · 290+ views ^ | 6-16-03 | Mona Charen
    How strangeMona Charen (archive) June 17, 2003 | Print | SendIsn't it strange that the very same people who were prepared to give the United Nations weapons inspectors months and even years to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are screaming after just a few weeks that our failure to discover them is proof of a hoax? And isn't it amazing that the very same people who believe Saddam never had weapons of mass destruction also believe that Hillary found out the truth about Monica only two days before Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony? And isn't it odd that...
  • Feds raid Boston-area firm( Saudi)

    12/06/2002 8:33:30 AM PST · by weikel · 3 replies · 219+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 6, 2002 | unknown
    Federal agents raided a Boston-area computer software firm looking for evidence that the company, which does business with key government agencies including the FBI, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Naval Air Systems, has links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network. Ptech CEO Oussama Ziade The Quincy, Mass., firm, Ptech, makes software and is allegedly secretly owned by Qassin al-Kadi, one of 12 Saudi businessmen accused of funneling millions of dollars to al-Qaida. U.S. government investigators told ABC News there are fears al-Qaida may have had access to some...
  • Riyadh's 'blind eye' to al-Qaeda (SAUDIS NOT OUR FRIENDS ALERT)

    10/17/2002 10:51:15 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 203+ views
    The Times ^ | October 18, 2002 | Tim Reid
    SAUDI Arabia is the al-Qaeda terror network’s main financier but the kingdom’s rulers have deliberately turned a blind eye to the problem, a report released yesterday said. The report, from the influential New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, also criticises the US for failing to confront Riyadh over its terror links. It says that the House of Saud has tolerated millions of dollars a year being raised for al-Qaeda inside the kingdom. “It is worth stating clearly and unambiguously what official US government spokespersons have not,” the report states. “For years, individuals and charities based in Saudi Arabia have been...
  • Brave new (Middle Eastern) world

    09/19/2002 5:09:07 AM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 3 replies · 218+ views
    Asia Times ^ | September 19, 2002 | By Pepe Escobar
    Middle East THE ROVING EYE Part 1: The Saudi equation DUBAI - There are few more privileged places to gauge popular opinion on the American jihad against Iraq than this gargantuan emporium - one of the world's definitive crossroads. Lebanese still dream of their golden days, but after the devastating Lebanese civil war, it was Dubai that eventually prevailed as the late 20th century, and now 21st century, high-tech equivalent of Venice in the 15th, or Amsterdam in the 17th. Fly and buy. Anything. Universal commerce. A WTO dream come true. This is a vortex that feeds a much larger...
  • The New Appeasement

    07/22/2002 11:30:31 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 5 replies · 352+ views
    The Asian Wall Street Journal | 07/23/2002 | By Monu Nalapat
    The New Appeasement By Monu Nalapat   07/23/2002 The Asian Wall Street Journal A7 (Copyright (c) 2002, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)     In the late 1920s and early 1930s, few took Adolf Hitler's words seriously. Today, few of the several thousand sermons, speeches and writings of the Wahhabite extremists -- a worldwide network of religious schools and places of worship funded by the House of Saud -- who fuel the international terrorist movement are even known to most people. Even among those who do read or understand Arabic, most prefer to look away, to call the sermons...
  • 'Wahhabi Lobby' Takes the Offensive

    07/13/2002 3:24:40 PM PDT · by Kermit · 30 replies · 999+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 13 July 2002 | J. Michael Waller
    Totalitarian regimes in the Middle East have targeted the United States with a well-financed influence campaign that is being rooted in American politics. Veteran watchers of the "active-measures" programs of the former Soviet Union say this Islamist propaganda offensive bears an uncanny resemblance to the old Soviet international front operations and the broad parade of fellow travelers who used themes of peace, tolerance and civil liberties to advance Soviet strategic goals by weakening the United States at home and abroad. "Active measures" is a translation of aktivniye meropriyatya, a term of KGB tradecraft that spans the covert-action spectrum from disinformation...