Keyword: wahabism

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  • Congress to be told of 60-billion US-Saudi arms deal (Obama's New Best Muslim Friends)

    09/13/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 9/13/2010 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – In the largest US arms deal ever, the administration of US President Barack Obama is ready to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to 60 billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said the administration was also in talks with the kingdom about potential naval and missile-defense upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more. [....] In its notification to Congress, expected to be submitted this week or next, the administration will authorize the Saudis to buy as many as 84 new F-15 fighters,...
  • Bin Laden messages on Bosnian Muslim site

    01/27/2009 5:52:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,895+ views ^ | January 26, 2009 – 9:23 am | n/a
    Messages from Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants have been published on the Bosnian Muslim web site Titled “Usama bin Laden: Call to Jihad to stop aggression in Gaza” the text warns that Muslims “have ignored the requirement of Jihad!”. The web site is ran by Bosnian Muslims from Gornja Maoca, a village that was ethnically cleansed of Serbs and now occupied by Bosnian Muslims who believe in Wahabism. The Muslims of Gornja Maoca have been involved in several terror attack plans on Europe, including the attempted bomb attack on the Pope John. The web site is...
  • New Gaza Terror Group Makes Hamas Seem Moderate

    07/20/2008 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Alouette · 5 replies · 170+ views
    Israel National News ^ | July 20, 2008 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( A new Islamist jihad group that may become as much of a threat to Hamas as it is to Israel is gaining strength in Gaza. The Gaza-based group of Salafi Muslims, known as the Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam), first made headlines a year ago when it kidnapped British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter Alan Johnston near his Gaza City bureau office. "It was nothing personal," commented their leader, Abu Mustafa, in an interview published over the weekend by the German Der Spiegel. "It was a message to the West that they should release imprisoned Muslims." He added that at...
  • Retraining for Saudi Arabia's clerics in purge on extremism

    03/21/2008 8:02:41 PM PDT · by Clairity · 7 replies · 324+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 22, 2008 | Damien McElroy
    remove militant sympathies in Osama bin Laden's homeland. Officials in the kingdom have sought to manage hardline beliefs within the state-sponsored Wahhabist tradition in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on America. For years senior ministers alternated between outright denial of endemic militancy and the adoption of reforms demanded by the West. Al-Sharq al-Awsat, a newspaper close to the reformist wing of the royal family, yesterday reported that Saleh al-Sheikh, the minister of Islamic affairs, planned to run seminars for every prayer leader. Clerics will be required to attend lectures at the Centre for National Dialogue, which also operates a...
  • Danish Police Thwart Plot Over Muhammad Cartoons

    02/12/2008 10:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 453+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | February 12, 2008
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) ― Danish police said Tuesday they have arrested three people suspected of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings that sparked a deadly uproar in the Muslim world two years ago. Two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin were arrested in pre-dawn raids in western Denmark, the police intelligence agency said. The Dane was suspected of violating Danish terror laws but likely would be released after questioning as the investigation continues, said Jakob Scharf, the head of the PET intelligence service. The two Tunisians would be expelled from Denmark, he...
  • Why Do We Allow America's Enemies to Run Schools Here?

    10/24/2007 1:30:33 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 46 replies · 573+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | October 24, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    With such a headline, you'd be excused for assuming this piece is just another attack on our failing schools, just another screed against the evils of teachers unions, or a whack against the left wing lunatics who run our universities. No, this time the title is no mere hyperbole. This time it says exactly what it means for in the state of Virginia a school is being run by radical Islamists, funded by a foreign nation, and under condemnation from the U.S. government. In this time of war, the State of Virginia really is allowing our enemies to run a...
  • Wahhabism tightening grip over Kosovo (New Nazism comming to Europe)

    10/16/2007 1:59:11 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 21 replies · 1,267+ views
    Islam has flourished in the Balkans over the centuries with a peaceful and modern outlook but over the last decade, especially now with the talk of Kosovo independence, there are questions being raised about the external influence in once-tranquil religious relations. Wahhabism, a fundamental form of Islam with origins in Saudi Arabia has been rearing its ugly head of intolerance in the Balkans starting from Bosnia a decade ago. With the recent manifestation of its hardcore modus operandi in Kosovo, which has more than a 90 percent Muslim population, the ongoing impact of Wahhabism demands serious attention. First, lets look...
  • Islamophobia began with end of Cold War, OSCE meeting hears

    10/09/2007 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 40 replies · 528+ views
    afp ^ | 10/9/07 | AFP
    CORDOBA, Spain (AFP) — Islamophobia gathered pace in the West with the end of the Cold War, long before the September 11, 2001 attacks against the US, participants at a two-day OSCE conference that began in Spain Tuesday said. "After the end of the Cold War, certain people took Muslims and Islam to be the new scapegoat and enemy," Mustapha Cherif, an expert on Islam at the University of Algiers, told AFP on the sidelines of the gathering. "But after the senseless act of September 11, this has been amplified," added Cherif, who is known for his commitment to battling...
  • Are we the new Etruscans?

    11/08/2006 7:42:20 AM PST · by Agent Smith · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Vanity | 11/8/2006 | Agent Smith
    The bottomline verdict on yesterday's election is that the majority of American's no longer believe that our democratic republic and western culture (whats left of it) are worth actually fighting to save. It is a terrible shame that we have managed to squander our entire political and cultural inheritance in less than 20 years. But it is the simple fact of the matter.Whether the whore's names are Bush or Clinton really doesn't matter. Our children's birthright has been sold out, lock, stock and barrel for Saudi/Wahabist treasure. Money talks, BS walks.Usama's Wahabist vision of the future of the USA/West is...

    08/15/2006 6:18:32 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 56 replies · 1,200+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 14, 2006 | Newsmax
    Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected linking Muslims with fascism, days after U.S. President George W. Bush spoke of a "war with Islamic fascists". "(Saudi Arabia) warns of accusing Muslims of terrorism and fascism without considering the history of the pure Islamic civilization," the cabinet of the major U.S. ally said in a statement after a meeting chaired by King Abdullah. The Saudi cabinet statement said: "What Islam is being charged with today, such as fascism, is primarily the result of Western cultural heritage. "Terrorism has no religion and no nationality," said the statement, carried by state media. It made no...
  • YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town (ROP Alert)

    04/20/2006 10:26:33 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 581+ views ^ | April 21, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM -- The leadership of a West Bank Palestinian city now controlled by Hamas has warned a local Young Men's Christian Association to close its offices and leave town or face likely Muslim violence, WorldNetDaily has learned. The move highlighted long-standing fears Hamas would use its win in last January's Palestinian parliamentary elections to impose an anti-Christian, anti-Jewish hard-line Islamist regime in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • U.S.-based prof agrees with Iranian president (Religion of Peace/IslamoNazi Alerts)

    01/06/2006 8:07:01 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 21 replies · 801+ views ^ | January 6, 2006 |
    A U.S.-based Saudi professor and former U.N. fellow says he agrees with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a "myth" and says America eventually will collapse like the Soviet Union. Abdullah Muhammad Sindi, who has taught at four American schools, told Iran's Mehr News Agency Dec. 26, "I agree wholeheartedly with President Ahmadinejad."
  • TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LAND Child on TV: Jews are 'dogs, villains' (Religion of Peace Alert)

    12/22/2005 5:00:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 12 replies · 981+ views ^ | December 22, 2005 |
    Saudi television featured an interview with a young Palestinian girl who called Jews "villains" and "dogs" and said the Palestinians have no desire for peace with Israel. In the segment on Iqra TV aired Dec. 7, the young girl said that in 1948, "the Jews occupied our land, our country. They drove us out of our homes, and put us in tents. Then they would destroy our homes. They'd put our clothes out on the sand, and then demolish the homes. They would get them out, destroy their homes, demolish and bring them down." The excerpt, translated by the Middle...
  • Bill Clinton Was Wrong and Still So

    11/18/2005 5:59:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 1,161+ views
    Hammorabi ^ | 11-16-05
    Bill Clinton was wrong and still so I received an email from Donna P. asking the following question: Hi, It's just been reported that ex US president Clinton, has said that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake. I was wondering if you'd care to share your views on that statement . If you could talk to Bill Clinton, what would you have to say about his statement? Thank you, Donna P. . During the time of Bill Clinton presidency the following happened: 1. Talaban became very strong and Al-Qaeda finalized its attacks against in NY in 11/9/2001 2. Saddam...
  • How the Iraq War United Radical Islam (Religion of Peace Alert)

    11/06/2005 8:38:33 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 15 replies · 673+ views ^ | Deborah Caldwell
    With the latest world events--fighting in Fallujah, gun battles in southern Thailand, and an attack on the diplomatic quarter of Damascus--attention is turning even more intently to radical Islam. In March, after the Madrid train bombings, Beliefnet talked with Michael Sells, a renowned comparative religions scholar whose specialty is Saudi Salafism, also known as Wahhabism, about the state of play in global Islam and terrorism. We are reprinting it today because his comments are, if anything, more accurate now than they were a few weeks ago. What does this mean for the landscape of worldwide Islam? If it’s true that...
  • FAITH UNDER FIRE: Does website show Christian massacre? (Religion of Peace Alert)

    10/02/2005 10:45:38 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 16 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | October 2, 2005 | Jeremy Reynalds
    An American-hosted soft porn Internet site also doubles as a cyber home for radical Islamic video propaganda. One approximately six-minute video housed on the Japanese site which we will not list because it so horrendous. Titled, "The Ambon Massacre," it starts with a picture of the ocean waves lazily lapping at dusk. The scene soon shifts to video of a burning building and people being massacred. Then viewers see rows of dead bodies covered with newspaper, followed by scenes of burning, decimated houses. The horrifying footage is followed by graphic video of burned, dead bodies with holes in their heads,...
  • Al Qaedaism: An Anarchic Philosophy?

    07/19/2005 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 276+ views
    The terrorist bomb attacks on London which killed at least 53 people and injured 700 again highlighted the unpleasant fact that, despite two wars, an international crackdown on its network, and arrests of hundreds of its cadre and high ranking leaders, the Al Qaeda terror group and its affiliates are not out of business. Robert A Pape, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, has argued in his Straits Times article, "Al Qaeda's strategic objective" set by Osama bin Laden, are to target the close allies that supported the United States in the Iraq War. That may well...
  • ON THE RECORD 'There Can Be No End to Jihad' (Religion of Peace Alert)

    02/02/2005 12:32:27 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies · 451+ views ^ | 02/01/2005 | Anthony McRoy
    Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad is the leader of one of the most controversial Islamist groups in the U.K., Al Muhajiroun (which means "the emigrants" in Arabic). He attracted global media scrutiny on the first anniversary of 9/11 by staging a meeting entitled "A Towering Day in History," and unveiled a poster that depicted the second airplane advancing toward the World Trade Center. This month in Britain, Scotland Yard officials said they were investigating Sheikh Omar on suspicion of his support for "global jihad," including inciting Muslim youth to join the insurgency in Iraq. Omar, a Syrian, resides in Britain, which...
  • Does Bin Laden Seek to Overthrow the Saudi Monarchy?

    01/06/2005 9:41:21 AM PST · by mojito · 6 replies · 522+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 01/06/05 | Stephen Schwartz
    Of all the media myths about Islamist extremism prevalent in the West, none is hardier than the claim that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida seek to overthrow the Saudi monarchy. This cliché is repeated time after time by network and cable television anchors, newspaper reporters, columnists and other pundits, and government experts on all sides. It is, of course, also assiduously purveyed by the Saudis themselves through their diplomatic representatives and spin experts, who never tire of telling Americans they are targets of the same enemy, and on the same side as America, in the war on terror. Yet the...
  • Kerry Hasn’t Read a History Book

    09/24/2004 5:49:37 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 81 replies · 6,738+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 25 September 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    John Kerry gave a fire-breathing speech at Temple University in Philadelphia on Friday. In it he announced what will be his themes for the balance of the campaign, subject of course to 180-degree changes at any time. There was one problem with the speech. It was largely “fact-free,” as Dave Barry is wont to say. Here are the claims, and the relevant facts to each claim: “The invasion of Iraq was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy -- Al Qaeda -- ...” Kerry may not have noticed, but your average college student ought to know that...
  • The terror the West cannot face

    07/02/2004 3:19:05 AM PDT · by Tantumergo · 7 replies · 237+ views
    The Tablet ^ | July 3rd 2004 | William Dalrymple
    All eyes have been on Iraq and the handover. But it is time America and its allies turned their attention to Saudi Arabia and the militant Islam that thrives there – a creed which continues to fund and inspire al-Qaida Last autumn I visited a Sufi shrine just outside Peshawar in the North West Frontier of Pakistan. Rahman Baba was a seventeenth-century mystic whose Sufi verses have made him the national poet of the Pathans, and whose tomb has for centuries been a place where musicians and poets have gathered. A friend who used to live nearby during the 1980s...
  • Heresy and History (Europeasn history says Muslims must win the War on Terror)

    05/13/2004 9:45:10 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 5 replies · 134+ views
    The Western Standard ^ | May 2004 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    The war on terror will be won only when Islam’s Wahabi heresy is defeated – by orthodox Islam. Europe’s own religious history shows why. Hazily, Americvan elites perceive that modern terrorism has something to do with the Wahabi sect of the Arabian Peninsula. But they lump that sect with "radical" or "fundamentalist" Islam, and throw up their hands over whether terrorism is a natural consequence of Muslim fervor or not. In fact, anti-Western terrorism results from a war within Islam that is more serious for Muslims than for the rest of us, because the Wahabis' ideas imply irreconcilable enmity against...
  • Saudi Arabia's wahabism and the threat to Ethiopia's national security (September)

    01/10/2004 11:34:18 AM PST · by miltonim · 2 replies · 159+ views ^ | September 26, 2003 | By Alem - Zelalem
    Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have had deep historical roots in Ethiopia. If we take Islam, for instance, we could say that Ethiopians have been associated with it from the very beginning of Muslim history. The much needed protection that the Ethiopians provided to the early followers of the Prophet Muhammed, and their refusal to hand them over to their enemies, as well as the logistical support they made available to the Prophet, occupy a special place in the history of Islam. Moreover, Umm Ayman, the Prophet Muhammad’s wet nurse, Bilal ibn Rabah, the first Muezzin who called Muslims to prayer,...
  • Ford Has a Better Idea: One Nation Under Allah (Religion of Peace Alert)

    12/30/2003 5:16:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | December 30, 2003 | Alyssa A. Lappen
    This is the first in a series of articles FrontPage Magazine will present on the misdeeds of the Ford Foundation. A recent, disturbing editorial in the Wall Street Journal has scratched the surface of this heavily funded, tax-exempt, politically leftist organization. We hope to continue to expose Ford's sponsorship of far-Left causes in the days to come. -- The Editors. To most Americans, it may seem unlikely that the U.S. Constitution could -- or should -- ever be revised to conform to strict Islamic law. But an educational program funded by the Ford Foundation has explored that very possibility, challenging...
  • Al-Qaida assassins after Gadhafi

    12/24/2003 4:01:52 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 34 replies · 280+ views ^ | December 24, 2003 |
    Canadian intelligence suggests al-Qaida-backed militants in Libya want to assassinate Col. Moammar Gadhafi, possibly shedding light on the dictator's sudden efforts to cozy up to the West. Libyan President Col. Moammar Gadhafi (Courtesy: Sky News) Citing a Canadian Security Intelligence Service, or CSIS, report, The National Post reports the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, is waging holy war against Gadhafi in an effort to establish an Islamic state in Libya. "In order to achieve their goals, the LIFG has made numerous attempts to kill Col. Gadhafi," said the "Unclassified: For Official Use Only" report, dated September 2002 and recently...
  • A holly jihadi Christmas (Religion of Peace Alert)

    12/24/2003 11:35:25 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies · 276+ views ^ | December 24, 2003 | Robert Spencer
    Christians around the globe may be forgiven for feeling somewhat less than festive this Christmas season. Persecution of Christians is becoming an increasingly familiar feature of the global landscape, and shows no signs of letting up. Terror also looms on a global scale – according to the World Evangelical Alliance, several radical Muslim groups have let it be known that they're planning attacks around Christmastime this year: Tensions are high in Indonesia, where police are guarding over 240 churches in and around Jakarta this Christmas: Jemaah Islamiya, the radical Muslim group that hopes to create an Islamic megastate in Southeast...
  • Muslim group sues congressman for $2 million (Religion of Peace and Hamas Kiss-Butt Alerts)

    12/04/2003 11:33:42 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 1 replies · 298+ views ^ | December 4, 2003 | Art Moore
    A Muslim lobby group has filed a $2 million defamation suit against a U.S. Congressman who asserted in a newspaper interview the Washington, D.C.-based group is tied to terrorism. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, charges Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., falsely claimed the group raised funds for terrorists and did so "with actual malice, wrongful and willful intent to injure and with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity."
  • Nader denies appearance with racist Muslim

    12/03/2003 6:00:11 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 5 replies · 176+ views ^ | December 3, 2003 | Sherrie Gossett
    Ralph Nader's office denied reports today the Green Party leader and consumer advocate was scheduled to headline an Islamic conference featuring a controversial Muslim cleric famous for virulent anti-Semitic rhetoric. But the head of the Islamic conference confirmed to WorldNetDaily the 2000 presidential candidate, an Arab American, had been invited. Nader and Sheik Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais were listed on Internet invitations as the two "specially invited guests" who would speak at the inaugural conference of "Islam for Humanity," scheduled for Dec. 19-21 at the campus of the Universal Heritage Foundation, a 31-acre Islamic center near Disney World. The program also has...
  • FROM JOSEPH FARAH'S G2 BULLETIN Al-Qaida recruits Israel's Arabs

    11/29/2003 10:17:26 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 8 replies · 309+ views
    G2 Bulletin (by way of ^ | November 30, 2003 | G2 Bulletin
    Intelligence officials in Israel say al-Qaida is trying to establish operational cells in the Palestinian Authority, attempting to reach out to the Israeli-Arab communities in the Galilee and in the so-called ''triangle region,'' according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, a premium, online intelligence newsletter published by WND. According to G2 Bulletin sources in Tel Aviv, the Internal Security Service (Shin-Beth) has foiled a number of attempts by al-Qaida sympathizers to cross the border between Israel and Jordan, planning to establish cells in Nablus and Jenin. Similar attempts were made to penetrate the Gaza Strip through the underground tunnel systems coming...
  • Al Qaida recruiting Euro youth for Iraq, officials fear (Religion of Peace Alert)

    11/28/2003 3:32:21 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies · 292+ views ^ | November 28, 2003 |
    LONDON — European intelligence and security agencies are concerned that Al Qaida has been recruiting Western youth to fight against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. European officials said security agencies in countries such as Britain, France and Germany have detected signals of Al Qaida recruitment of volunteers to fight the U.S. military in Iraq. The officials said the recruitment effort targets both young Muslims as well as those as those who oppose the U.S. presence in Iraq. "There is a sort of daily understanding of the evolution of a movement that is extremely complicated and difficult to understand," said Jean-Louis...
  • Farah's Between the LinesThe priorities of Muslim-Americans

    11/25/2003 4:42:59 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 3 replies · 228+ views ^ | November 25, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    American Muslims need to get their priorities straight. Synagogues and consulates are being attacked in Turkey. U.S. troops are fighting an Iraqifada. And Palestinian Arabs continue to blow themselves up in suicide-homicide attacks on Israeli citizens.
  • War on TerrorFeds to cops: Prepare for al-Qaida car bombs

    11/25/2003 4:37:11 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 208+ views ^ | November 24, 2003 | Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised federal agencies to initiate emergency counterterrorism measures to prevent possible al-Qaida car bombings planned during the last days of the Muslim holiday Ramadan, according to an internal department memo obtained by WorldNetDaily. Citing al-Qaida's "increasingly sophisticated" car-bombing tactics, it recommends security guards tow all vehicles parked illegally in and around government facilities, if their owners cannot be identified, and inspect the undercarriage and other areas of vehicles entering sensitive areas, among other high-threat protective measures.
  • 'B.C.' cartoon seen as slur of Islam (Hamas Kiss-butt/Wahhabi Lobby Alert)

    11/22/2003 10:42:53 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 37 replies · 2,472+ views ^ | November 22, 2003 |
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations once again is demanding an apology for an alleged slur of Muslims, this time asserting a veteran cartoonist has cryptically defamed Islam. The Washington, D.C.-based group sent out a dispatch to its e-mail list after a "B.C." cartoon last week by Johnny Hart was publicly questioned on a Washington Post Web chat page. The cartoon shows a caveman entering an outhouse at night, and then saying, from inside, "Is it just me, or does it stink in here?"
  • Saudis attack Riyadh

    11/11/2003 8:00:00 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 3 replies · 139+ views
    WND ^ | November 11, 2003 | Mike Evans
    Saudis attack Riyadh Posted: November 11, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Mike Evans © 2003 Remarks by the Saudi state-controlled media would cause one to think that Eskimos or Pygmies attacked Riyadh, and that the world should rally to their aid. This followed the suicide bombing on Sunday, Nov. 9, in which 17 were killed and 122 wounded. Saudi officials have attributed the strike to al-Qaida operatives in Riyadh. The most realistic news headline, of course, would be "Saudis Attack Riyadh" – rather than "Al-Qaida Attacks Riyadh" – but that would not be good PR for the world's largest...
  • Iraqi jihad draws global terrorists Veterans of war in Chechnya among those recruited, trained

    11/09/2003 11:46:01 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 2 replies · 190+ views
    Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin (by way of ^ | November 9, 2003 | Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin
    The war in Iraq continues to entice Islamic terrorists from around the world – all traveling to the newly liberated Arab state for the purpose of killing Americans and turning world opinion against the rebuilding of the nation, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The Egyptian security and intelligence community was ordered by President Hosni Mubarak to investigate Islamic militant recruitment efforts for a ''jihad campaign in Iraq,'' according to the online intelligence newsletter. Police have obtained information of a number of mosques and prayer halls where young worshippers were encouraged to volunteer to go to Iraq to fight U.S.-led coalition...
  • Calls to Jihad Are Said to Lure Hundreds of Militants Into Iraq

    11/01/2003 2:58:35 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 761+ views
    The ^ | November 1, 2003 | Don Van Natta Jr. and Desmond Butler
    LONDON, Oct. 31 — Across Europe and the Middle East, young militant Muslim men are answering a call issued by Osama bin Laden and other extremists, and leaving home to join the fight against the American-led occupation in Iraq, according to senior counterterrorism officials based in six countries. Advertisement The intelligence officials say that since late summer they have detected a growing stream of itinerant Muslim militants headed for Iraq. They estimate that hundreds of young men from an array of countries have now arrived in Iraq by crossing the Syrian or Iranian borders. But the officials say this influx...
  • Ground Zero and the Saudi connection

    10/18/2003 2:36:31 PM PDT · by ijcr · 3 replies · 192+ views
    The Spectator. ^ | 22/11/2001 | Stephen Schwartz
    The first thing to do when trying to understand ‘Islamic suicide bombers’ is to forget the clichés about the Muslim taste for martyrdom. It does exist, of course, but the desire for paradise is not a safe guide to what motivated the appalling suicide attacks on New York and Washington last week. Throughout history, political extremists of all faiths have willingly given up their lives simply in the belief that by doing so, whether in bombings or in other forms of terror, they would change the course of history, or at least win an advantage for their cause. Tamils are...
  • Bush's roadmap sabotaged by Saudis

    08/04/2003 8:20:11 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 169+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 4, 2003 | Michael D. Evans
    Bush's roadmap sabotaged by Saudis Posted: August 4, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Mike Evans © 2003 Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the discovery that the majority of the hijackers involved in the decimation of the World Trade Center towers and the attack on the Pentagon were from Saudi Arabia, officials in Saudi announced that "charitable organizations would no longer be authorized to provide funds outside of Saudi Arabia, other than through highly controlled and government-supervised channels." The argument by Saudi diplomats continues that after Sept. 11, "they had turned over a new leaf." Are the...
  • Saudi leaders agonize: Where did Wahabism go wrong?

    07/03/2003 12:11:39 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 13 replies · 390+ views
    WORLD TRIBUNE.COM ^ | July 3, 2003 | unknown
    Saudi leaders agonize: Where did Wahabism go wrong? SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Thursday, July 3, 2003 ABU DHABI — Saudi leaders are planning to revise the ruling Wahabi ideology said to have spawned Al Qaida and related insurgency movements. On Tuesday, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz cited what he termed extremist ideas among young Saudis for the emergence of the Al Qaida network in the kingdom. Prince Nayef said these ideas have deviated from mainstream Islam and led to the attacks in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Newsline reported. "Why are these things happenings?" Prince Nayef told the...
  • Three Shiite mosques attacked in Saudi Arabia

    05/11/2003 3:21:20 AM PDT · by Ranger · 2 replies · 251+ views
    First Published 2003-05-10, Last Updated 2003-05-10 16:05:04Dammam is the capital of the oil-rich Eastern province    Saudi authorities launch investigation into arson attacks on three Shiite mosques on Tarut island. RIYADH - Authorities in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province have launched an investigation into what appear to have been arson attacks on three mosques for the Shiite Muslim minority a few days ago, residents said Saturday. Unidentified assailants set small fires in three mosques on Tuesday and Wednesday on the Tarut Island in the Gulf, 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of Dammam, the capital of the oil-rich province, they said. The motives...
  • Wahhabism in the War

    03/27/2003 10:29:25 AM PST · by bedolido · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/27/03 | bedolido
    ON THE IRAQI WAR FRONT, Sunday, March 23 was a blood-red day for the terrorist Wahhabi movement, funded by "our Saudi allies" and aiming at control over world Islam. First, terrorism struck in the early hours, from within the ranks of the U.S. armed forces. Army captain Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, was killed and 15 servicemen were wounded in an attack on the command area of Camp Pennsylvania, the rear base in Kuwait for the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. A second serviceman has now died of wounds suffered at Camp Penn. One of the unit's members, Sgt....
  • The Mideast Threat That's Hard to Define

    08/11/2002 10:38:58 AM PDT · by GeneD · 2 replies · 204+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/11/02 | Youssef M. Ibrahim
    ...I would argue that just as the 1967 war spelled the end of Nasserism, the Sept. 11 attack will mark the beginning of the end of radical extremist Islam in all its varieties. The money from Islamic charities is drying up. After Sept. 11, the "swamps" that provided recruits are drying up, too, so much so that two Islamic groups in Egypt, Jihad and al Gamaa al-Islamiya, have formally announced they are abandoning the armed struggle. In Saudi Arabia, half the population of 18 million sees Wahabism as oppressive. The same goes for people in Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait. That...
  • Daniel Pipes on Fox News Channel (Transcript illustrates Arab blood libel toward Jews)

    06/28/2002 8:31:52 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 5 replies · 207+ views
    June 28, 2002 | Daniel Pipes
    Here are two transcripts of Daniel Pipes on television Monday, one from Fox News and the other from Cable News Network. Note how in both cases his militant Islamic opponents turn from the subject at hand to attack him. How Central Is Muslim Anti-Semitism? Fox News: "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" Monday, June 24, 2002 VAN SUSTEREN: Tonight, a disturbing message of hate from a source barely out of diapers, a 3-year-old Muslim girl. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BASMALLAH, TODDLER: Allah's mercy and blessing upon you. DOAA 'AMER, IQRAA-TV HOST: What's your name? BASMALLAH: Basmallah. 'AMER: Basmallah, how...