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  • Syria's Assad urges fight against Saudi religious ideology

    12/31/2013 7:13:51 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Global Post ^ | December 30, 2013 11:16am | Global Post
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Monday called for a battle against Wahhabism, the political and religious ideology embraced by the Saudi government, a key backer of the uprising against his regime. The comments came amid ongoing tensions between the two countries, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
  • (Islam ... "The Relgion of Peace") 3-Year-Old Saudi Girl Gang-Raped in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    10/30/2013 3:54:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Emiratges 24/7 ^ | October 29, 2013 | Staff
    3-year-old Saudi girl gang-raped • Girl still in intensive care unit Several men abducted a three-year-old Saudi girl and took turns in raping her before dumping the child near a hospital in a serious condition. Disclosing the crime on Monday, police said they had arrested three suspects and two women and that more could be arrested in connection with the rape. Doctors at the hospital in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah said the child was found crying and in serious condition in front of the hospital on Ramadan 13, adding that she is still in the intensive care...
  • Member of Congress berates Obama for consulting Congress on Syria

    09/01/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Bogie · 45 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/31/member-of-congress-berates-obama-for-consulting-congress-on-syria/
  • Boston Bomb Suspects Connection to Chechnya – A ‘Hub’ of Extremist Saudi Wahhabism

    05/01/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 4 replies
    The Jewish Voice ^ | 050113 | Tiffany Gabbay
    New details are emerging about the religious motivations of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and their recent interest in Chechnya, which experts say has become a hub for the extremist Saudi sect of Islam known as Wahhabism. The brothers are ethnically Chechen, though Dzhokhar was born in the Russian republic of Dagestan while his deceased older brother Tamerlan was born in the neighboring Russian republic of Kalmykia. Their parents confirmed that Tamerlan visited Dagestan and Chechnya last year, but denied reports that he did so to engage in militant Islamist training. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Professor Brian Glyn Williams,...
  • Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001

    04/21/2013 10:58:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 21, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of Saudi Arabian students in the United States has increased by more than 500 percent since Sept. 11, 2001—when Hani Hanjour, a Saudi national who came here on a student visa flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people. According to the Institute of International Education—whose numbers on foreign students in the United States are used in official reports published by the U.S. Department of Education—there were 5,579 Saudi nationals enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2001-2002 school year. The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks took place near the beginning of that...
  • The New Nazis

    01/27/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · by cricket · 12 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Frontpage Magazine
    New nazism; or the same 'old' one. Hard to disengage radical Islam hate/tortures/totalitarianism from those of Nazi Germany; and clear; these two hate-based 'ideologies' shared common ground/hate; and still do; and only have to note the Hitler as icon among Islamists, today to 'get it'. That the Left 'so embraces' both; should shout a message; but in this case; there is no authentic Media in the forest; and the trees are falling; and there is not a sound to be heard.
  • “Extremism” on the Rise in Zanzibar–Thanks to Saudi Money and Islamic Charities

    12/31/2012 4:05:44 PM PST · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Unattributed
    For folks who don’t 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 Tanzania’s coast in the Indian Ocean. It has been somewhat of a tourist destination–at 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 aren’t like charities elsewhere. They get involved in all sorts of activities that have nothing to do with charity at all.
  • Saudi Wahhabi Preacher Issues Fatwa Allowing Jihadis to Rape Syrian Women

    12/31/2012 7:07:14 AM PST · by LSUfan · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | 29 Dec 12 | Eretz Zen
    A Wahhabi religious cleric in Saudi Arabia, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is very influential in Jihadi circles, has recently issued a fatwa (religious edict) that permits all Jihadist militants in Syria to engage in short-lived marriages with Syrian women that each lasts for a few hours in order to satisfy their sexual desires and boost their determination in killing Syrians. He called the marriage as 'intercourse marriage'. It requires that the Syrian female be at least 14 years old, widowed, or divorced.
  • The Obamas' Kenyan Scam Busted

    10/11/2012 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 11 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 10/11/12 | Special Guests
    As it turns out a humanitarian fundraising that turned out to be a Kenyan scam used to funnel monies to recruit Wahhabist extremists was finally just exposed by Arab researchers Walid and Theodore Shoebat. But what’s even worse, it was the Obama family in Kenya who were running it. Obama’s first cousin Musa Obama spills the beans in this explosive video on Al-Jazeera regarding president Obama’s grandmother’s humanitarian fund Mama Sarah Obama Children Foundation, intended for orphans and HIV infected children to only find out that the fundraising empire is an Islamist Kenyan scam. In the shocking interview on Al-Jazeera,...
  • The Obamas' Wahhabist Fundraising Empire: Barack's First Cousin spills the Beans (on Video)

    10/10/2012 4:12:42 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 8 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 10/10/12 | Walid Shoebat
    While Obama’s connection to his Muslim family in Kenya is an acceptable topic for discussion in the Arab world, it is viewed as a ‘great taboo’ in the United States. Why is that so? This ‘taboo’ should be considered unfair at best, purely prejudiced at worst. Is it fair that we censor such discussions just because Obama’s relatives are ‘Muslim’? The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) should condemn the media for keeping a tight lid on the subject. Isn’t it time to go beyond what is disclosed by President Obama in his Dreams from My Father or Wikipedia’s limited...
  • Turkey, Saudi Arabia promoting stricter Islam in Albania

    07/20/2012 4:27:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 7/20/2012
    Other countries’ propagation of a stricter form of Islam in Albania is causing tensions with Christians and with other Muslims, a charity leader says. Peter Rettig, head of the South-East Europe Section of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, said that young imams trained in Turkey and Saudi Arabia are spreading “a different form of Islam from what is customary” in Albania. The countries are strongly promoting the building of Islamic schools. “This is leading to tensions,” he told Aid to the Church in Need. The Catholic charity’s project partners have reported incidents that are “not dramatic”...
  • We Will Regret Having Qatar as an Ally Qatar a U.S. Ally? Think Again

    02/27/2012 2:36:20 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies · 2+ views
    After 9/11, it became commonplace to ridicule the status of Saudi Arabia as an “ally.” For decades, American leaders cuddled up to the Saudi Royal Family as it spent billions of dollars to export radical Islam around the globe. Today, the U.S. is eager to have our “ally,” Qatar, take a leading role in the region while it does the exact same thing. Qatar is home to Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni theologian and top Muslim Brotherhood cleric. He uses his popular show on Al-Jazeera, also based in Qatar, to rally support for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • Iranian VP Blames 'Zionists,' Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade

    06/26/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi condemned the 'Zionists' for inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities in accordance with Talmudic teachings, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. Addressing a ceremony for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Tehran on Tuesday, Rahimi alleged that the prevalence of narcotics and drug-addiction throughout the world is rooted in the Talmud. “The book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother,” Rahimi stated. The Iranian vice-president said that the Zionists' direct involvement...
  • Can I say this? (Pat Condell delivers an outstanding broadside to islamofascism and Saudi Arabia)

    05/27/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 27, 2012 | Pat Condell
    This is a video posting; please click on the YouTube link above.
  • The Savage Lands of Islam

    04/23/2012 11:57:10 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, "Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age." The Mufti, who also recently called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and his descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, which has given them control of Islam around the world. For all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn't seen a thing in the last 52 years, an apt metaphor...
  • Muslim journalist defends surveillance by NYPD, says some Muslims 'use religion as cover'

    03/13/2012 6:26:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | Catherine Herridge
    The New York Police Department has faced criticism for its surveillance of the Muslim community, but one prominent Muslim journalist defended the department in an interview with Fox News. “We use religion as a cover,” said Asra Nomani, a 46-year-old journalist whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast. Nomani, a native of India, says radical ideology is very real -- and damaging to all Muslims. "We're saying that you can't go into our mosques, you can't look at our Muslim organizations, you can't even look at Muslims because that's to target us," she...
  • Over 13,000 Camels to Join Beauty Pageantry (Saudi Arabia)

    12/18/2011 10:03:03 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 News ^ | December 17, 2011 | Staff
    Over 13,000 camels to join beauty pageantry More than 13,000 camels from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf Arab countries will be herded inside a massive well-built enclosure in the Kingdom for the region’s largest camel beauty contest, starting on Sunday. Organisers said 13,678 male and female Arabian camels will take part in the event, which will attract 280 camel owners from Saudi Arabia, 22 from Kuwait, 17 from Qatar and five from the UAE. The contest will be held in North Saudi Arabia and will last 31 days, during which three winners will be picked by a committee...
  • (Saudi) Man Could Receive Death Penalty for Adultery with Ex-Wife

    12/10/2011 2:58:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2011 | Katerina Nikolas
    Man could receive death penalty for adultery with ex-wife Jeddah- Under strict sharia law a Saudi man could be stoned to death for committing adultery with his ex-wife, who was unaware he had divorced her. A Saudi woman has demanded that her ex-husband receive the strictest punishment under sharia law, for committing adultery with her. In a bizarre tale the Saudi man divorced his wife without letting her know, yet continued to have sex with her. The woman had no inkling they were no longer man and wife. Emirates 247 reported that four months after divorcing his wife, the man...
  • Wahhabism and Shia main threats, says Jakim official (Malaysia)

    07/31/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 31 | G Manimaran
    Wahhabism and Shia Islam are key threats to Malaysia’s security and should be kept under close watch to ensure they do not lead to extremism, a Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) official has said. The National Security Council (NSC) put a group of clerics on its terror watch-list last week for preaching Wahhabism, a puritanical strain of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia ... Zamihan stressed that, if left alone, Wahhabism and Shia Islam could “sow the seeds of extremism as seen in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia and Chechnya”. He said certain parties were now actively promoting both teachings with financial...
  • Saudi Arabian Wahhabi Mufti Says Iranians are Zoroastrian

    05/10/2011 3:03:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 59 replies
    AhulBayt News Agency ^ | 9 May 2011 | (Ahlul Bayt News Agency)
    Over a phone conversation with one of the Saudi Arabian newspapers, he said: “there were not many Zoroastrians in history, but they have been well-known (so what! who has assigned you to be historian without documentation and authenticity, let's see what you have to say and what are your proves to the lies this time!!!). History knows them as a nation full of hate and oppression (lie, if you meant history of Iran, for you ignorant mind, it is good to say and let you know that Iran has been known as cradle of civilization, just check this link, if...
  • Deadly blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport (FSB looking for three potential accomplices,)

    01/24/2011 2:20:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 25 January, 2011, 00:55
    35 people have been killed in an explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport according to the airport spokesperson. Up to 168 are said to have been injured in what the Investigative Committee believes to be a terror attack.Eighty-six people have been taken to nearby hospitals, 46 of them are reported to be in critical condition. Some reports say there are foreign citizens among the victims, including those from the UK, Italy, France, Serbia and Slovakia. *************************snip************************************ FSB knew about possible terror attack – reports Russia’s Federal Security Bureau had known about a suicide bomber in the city, but their information was...
  • Wahhabis threaten Serbia, officials

    12/29/2010 8:16:53 AM PST · by montyspython · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | Dec 28, 2010
    Wahhabis threaten Serbia, officials Dec 28, 2010 Kosovo Albanian independence declaration and organized crime are threats to Serbia but the most dangerous threat to Serbia’s security is the the Islamic Wahhabi movement in Serbia’s Raska region says Serbia’s top spy Svetko Kovac. “Besides the existing criminal and terrorist groups in that space there are secessionist demands and provocations and other extremist associations and groups,” said Kovac about the Raska region which Muslims call Sandzak. A Muslim Imam Zukorlic has been fanning violence in the region and rounding up various extremist Muslims demanding “autonomy” not just for that area but from...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • The Ground Zero Mosque and Conquest

    06/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 214+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2010 | Vinod Kumar
    Having worked in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and the home of its most extreme form, Wahhabism, I was shocked that a New York City neighborhood community board, in its ignorance, recently voted 29 to 1 to support a request to build a mosque and a Muslim center near Ground Zero. Muslims have always built mosques on the sites of their conquests. The Prophet Muhammad himself made the Ka'aba, a pagan pantheon, into a mosque after he captured Mecca in 630 CE. The Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was deliberately built near the Temple Mount, the holiest places in...
  • Wahhabi Group Launches Conversion Campaign In Bosnia

    04/04/2010 11:37:43 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 4/2/10 | Dzenana Karabegovic
    SARAJEVO -- During the past week, an international Wahhabi organization has launched a campaign in Bosnia-Herzegovina calling on non-Muslims to convert to Islam. The organization, which calls itself "Poziv u Raj" (Invitation To Heaven), has been putting up slick billboards and posters and distributing leaflets in Sarajevo, Bihac, Sanski Most, Maglaj, Zenica, Travnik, Tuzla, and Tesanj. The group also has been organizing public lectures in Bosnian cities and towns by a Greek man and a German man who recently converted to Islam. Those recent converts have repeated the group's call for non-Muslims to convert to Islam. They have also been...
  • Saudi woman sentenced to whipping over judicial complaints

    03/03/2010 9:01:48 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 641+ views
    Malaysia Sun ^ | 3rd March, 2010
    A woman from Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to receive 300 lashes and 18 months in prison over complaints against court officials. Sawsan Salim, who was taken to court last month in a court in Rass, in Qassim province, was sentenced after a judge decided that a petition she filed had contained 118 spurious complaints against officials, including the judges themselves, and she had appeared before him without a male guardian. Salim also claimed officials had chided her for not being accompanied by a male guardian, as required under Islamic law, during her visits to their offices.
  • No Valentine's: Saudi religious police see red

    02/15/2010 5:12:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 564+ views
    One News Now ^ | February 14, 2010 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has launched a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or otherwise allude to the banned celebration of Valentine's Day. A Saudi official says the feared religious police are inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them. Red-colored or heart-shaped items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb. 14 nears they become contraband in Saudi Arabia...
  • Chris Jackson’s Terrorist Mentors

    02/04/2010 7:53:12 PM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 654+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 4 Feb 10 | Christopher Holton
    If you’re an LSU basketball fan, one story which might have been supremely disappointing over the past 20 years is that of former Tiger scoring machine Chris Jackson, who changed his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf following a conversion to Islam and subsequently refused to stand for the national anthem while playing in the NBA, among several incidents marking him as at least somewhat unfriendly to his country. There is a story behind Jackson’s conversion, and it’s one which needs to be told in light of recent events – because Jackson/Abdul-Rauf isn’t just a guy who decided to be a Muslim.
  • 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...
  • Maybe If We Apologized With Greater Deference

    11/07/2009 12:11:07 PM PST · by ransomnote · 8 replies · 401+ views
    justoneminute.typepad.com ^ | November 07, 2009 | unknown
    The Times also delivers their own absurd 'blame the victims' perspective: Mr. Obama has made it a goal of his presidency to repair relations with Muslims around the world; in a major speech in Cairo this year, he called for a “new beginning” with the Muslim world. The shootings at Fort Hood, however, pose a different problem for the president, by shining a spotlight on the tensions Muslims feel inside the United States. Pardon me? This incident spotlighted the tensions felt by Muslims in the US? Please - if investigators had discovered that Hasan had recorded a Glenn Beck segment...
  • Tenured Radical Goes Global

    10/16/2009 10:47:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 558+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 16, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Tenured Radical Goes Global Malcolm A. Kline, October 16, 2009 A professor whom Accuracy in Academia has covered extensively is getting ready to take his act on the road. “Juan Cole, the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, produces a steady stream of writings that downplays the threat radical Islam poses to America and the West,” Jonathan Schanzer writes in The American Thinker. “His opinions are at odds with the beliefs of most Americans.” “Now, through a project designed to foster an understanding of America in the Arab world, he appears to be at...
  • Islam's two paths

    10/08/2009 7:15:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 900+ views
    National Post ^ | Oct. 08, 2009 | Salim Mansur
    In an authoritative essay published in The Wall Street Journal, Abdurrahman Wahid, the first president of newly democratic Indonesia from 1999 to 2001, described what constitutes "right Islam" as distinct from "wrong Islam." He warned people of good will to recognize that "a terrible danger threatens humanity." This peril, Wahid wrote, emanates from an "extreme and perverse ideology in the minds of fanatics," specifically "Wahhabi/Salafist ideology -- a minority fundamentalist religious cult fueled by [Saudi] petrodollars." The importance of this essay, and the warning in it, comes from the prestige of the author. Abdurrahman Wahid is an Islamic scholar who...
  • US-SAUDI RELATIONS IN A WORLD WITHOUT EQUILIBRIUM (PROSTITUTES IN DC)

    04/21/2009 7:11:21 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies · 462+ views
    New America Foundation ^ | 21 April 09 | Unknown
    The New America Foundation and the Committee for International Trade cordially invite you to a major national policy forum US-SAUDI RELATIONS IN A WORLD WITHOUT EQUILIBRIUM Monday, 27 April 2009 The Four Seasons Hotel 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 8:00 am Registration & Coffee 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks 9:00 am A Forward Projection of What the Saudi-US Relationship Should Look Like and Needs to Achieve The Honorable Chuck Hagel Former United States Senator Distinguished Professor in the Practice of National Governance, Georgetown University Chairman, Atlantic Council of the United States His Excellency HRH Turki Al-Faisal Chairman, King Faisal Center...
  • West turns blind eye to friend it dare not offend

    03/28/2009 8:27:31 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 832+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | March 26, 2009 | Catherine Philp
    Shortly before noon on September 12, 2001, a visitor stopped by the palace, looking for Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz al-Saud, the Crown Prince. The man who now sits on the throne of Saudi Arabia was kneeling in shock and prayer. He had prayed there all night and had received news from Washington, but could still not believe that the hijackers who crashed their planes into New York and Washington were his countrymen. That experience is credited widely as part of the impetus behind King Abdullah’s attempts to reform his reactionary kingdom. But Saudi Arabia remains as he did...
  • Footloose II: Ban Women From Media?

    03/25/2009 6:11:45 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/09 | MT
    Video about news story below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61mGcq1y96o Saudi Cleric want women banned from TV, Media http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hUoscqVn5bCHjZ5QLQN1mt-jaKAw Share your thoughts on this idea. Should we ban women from the media to protect men from impure thoughts?
  • The War Won’t End in Afghanistan [Michael Totten dismantles Obama and the Left's wishful thinking]

    10/03/2008 6:40:38 AM PDT · by Tolik · 18 replies · 1,191+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 09.29.2008 | Michael J. Totten
    Please, forgive me for presenting this article with my highlights. (I could highlight everything actually). I knew I like Michael Totten, but in this article he exceeded my high expectations. Follow the link to the original to bypass my highlights. Senator Barack Obama said something at the presidential debate last week that almost perfectly encapsulates the difference between his foreign policy and his opponent’s: “Secretary of Defense Robert Gates himself acknowledges the war on terrorism started in Afghanistan and it needs to end there.” I don’t know if Obama paraphrased Gates correctly, but if so, they’re both wrong.If Afghanistan were...
  • Saudis to Christians: Get out!

    08/04/2008 8:52:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 146+ views
    WND ^ | 8-4-08 | self
    More than a dozen Christians in Saudi Arabia who were accused by government officials of worshipping in their homes have been ordered deported. According to a report from International Christian Concern, the Christians will be expelled tomorrow for one specific home worship service in Taif in April.
  • Saudi cash seduction is Faustian pact

    06/04/2008 2:30:45 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 79+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 29, 2008 | Merv Bendle
    THE revelations over the past week that Griffith University aggressively pursued funds from the Saudi Arabian embassy to finance its Islamic studies unit illustrates a major problem facing all liberal democracies confronted with the vast reservoir of petro-dollars controlled by the Saudi Government. "Saudi Arabia today remains the location where more money is going to terrorism, to Sunni terror groups and to the Taliban than any other place in the world," according to testimony given by Stuart Levey, the head of the US Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, at a US congressional hearing on April 1, 2008. This...
  • Bush's Kosovo policy, like Chamberlain's Munich policy, could lead to war

    02/24/2008 3:50:09 PM PST · by kronos77 · 198 replies · 467+ views
    History has been a harsh critic of Neville Chamberlain's decision in 1938 to allow Adolf Hitler to trash the WWI Versailles peace treaty to seize control of and change the borders Europe, first France in the Rhineland, then Czechoslovakia and Poland. President George W. Bush's quick acceptance of the efforts of the Albanians in Kosovo to change the borders of Serbia will also be viewed in history as an appeasement that did not work. World War II actually began when Adolf Hitler marched a mere 14,500 troops into the Rhineland on March 7, 1936, in violation of the Treaty of...
  • Serbs 'disgusted' by Bush Kosovo pledge – premier

    BELGRADE – Serbs will never forgive the United States if it helps ensure Kosovo's Albanians win independence for the Serbian province, Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said on Monday. In a bitter response to President George W. Bush's promise to Albanians that Kosovo would soon be independent, Kostunica said Serbia was 'justifiably disgusted' by U.S. policy, the official Serbian news agency Tanjug reported. The row over Kosovo's future deepened as the province marked the eve of the 8th anniversary of the June 12 deployment of 60,000 NATO troops who entered the territory from Macedonia as Serb forces withdrew to the north....
  • Radical Islam Is Growing in the US: Where’s the American Anger?

    03/01/2008 10:22:56 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 77 replies · 1,148+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | March 1, 2008 | Thomas D. Segel
    Radical Islam Is Growing in the US: Where’s the American Anger? by Thomas D. Segel It is very difficult to understand why Americans are not enraged at the thought of any radical Islamic movement, particularly in the United States. But, being unconcerned seems to be an understatement, for Islam is rapidly expanding in this country and there is already evidence that from evening prayer to the teachings of Islamic schools the tone is anti-American and anti-Christian. We have already seen the growth of the Muslim faith in Europe. Even in England there are already calls for the country to adopt...
  • More Than the Heart and Soul of Serbia

    02/27/2008 4:45:04 PM PST · by Bokababe · 11 replies · 126+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | February 26, 2008 | Svetlana Novko
    Restitution of Serbian Orthodox Church Property in Kosovo-Metohia ProvinceSerbian Orthodox Church is the legal owner of 5,300 hectares of land in Kosovo province. The word Metohia, an integral part of the name of southern Serbian province, is derived from the Greek word "metoch", denoting the land owned by the Church. Photo: Pec Patriarchate built in 1260, the seat of Serbian Orthodox Church, Kosovo-Metohia, Serbia. Raska and Prizren Diocese (encompassing Raska region and the province of Kosovo and Metohia) of the Serbian Orthodox Church will soon receive a decision stating the return of 5,300 hectares of land (13,097 acres) that was...
  • Saudi Arabia to execute woman for 'witchcraft' ("One man claimed she had made him impotent.")

    02/14/2008 9:14:37 AM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 229+ views
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | February 14, 2008
    Saudi Arabia to execute woman for 'witchcraft'  Thursday, February 14, 2008 A leading international human rights organisation is calling on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to halt the planned execution of a woman accused of "witchcraft". The woman is due to be put to death on foot of a coerced confession and the statements of witnesses who said she had "bewitched" them. One man claimed she had made him impotent. In another case, a divorced woman reportedly returned to her ex-husband during the month predicted by the witch said to have cast the spell. The court failed to probe alternative explanations...
  • Who Are These Wahhabis, and What Do They Want?

    12/04/2007 4:43:30 PM PST · by BOSSA · 12 replies · 84+ views
    Who Are These Wahhabis, and What Do They Want? By Alan Moretti According to Tom Carter, Wahhabism is a puritanical form of Islam that teaches intolerance of anyone who does not conform to its worldview, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steal, but they cannot dent the steel of Americans resolve. America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining”. — President George W....
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and the Spread of Sunni Theofascism

    11/14/2007 3:38:07 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 26 replies · 99+ views
    Global Politician ^ | October 22, 2007 | Amb. Curtin Winsor
    The United States has largely eliminated the infrastructure and operational leadership of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network over the past five years. However, its ideological offspring continue to proliferate across the globe. American efforts to combat this contagion are hamstrung by the fact that its ideological and financial epicenter is Saudi Arabia, where an ostensibly pro-Western royal family governs through a centuries-old alliance with the fanatical Wahhabi Islamic sect. In addition to indoctrinating its own citizens with this extremist creed, the Saudi government has lavishly financed the propagation of Wahhabism throughout the world, sweeping away moderate interpretations of Islam...
  • Who Are These Wahhabis, and What Do They Want?

    10/31/2007 8:04:49 AM PDT · by BOSSA · 14 replies · 65+ views
    According to Tom Carter, Wahhabism is a puritanical form of Islam that teaches intolerance of anyone who does not conform to its worldview, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steal, but they cannot dent the steel of Americans resolve. America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining”. — President George W. Bush It was reported on June 27, 2003 that al- Qaeda’s second...
  • Time for the U.S. to get comfortable with ideology - Mark Steyn

    10/14/2007 6:36:05 AM PDT · by tips up · 48 replies · 401+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 12, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Peter Robinson, a Reagan speechwriter in the last years of the Cold War, posed an interesting question the other day. He noted that on Feb. 22, 1946, a mere six months after the end of World War II, George Kennan, a U.S. diplomat in Moscow, sent his famous 5,000-word telegram that laid out the stakes of the Cold War and the nature of the enemy, and that that "Long Telegram" in essence shaped the way America thought about the conflict all the way up to the fall of the Berlin Wall four decades later. And what Mr. Robinson wondered was...
  • Time For U.S To Get Comfortable With Ideology (Mark Steyn: Ssh On Islamofascism, Folks)

    10/14/2007 7:13:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 251+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/15/2007 | Mark Steyn
    So many of the administration's present problems derive from squeamishness about ideological confrontation that any effective Long Telegram would have to address. When President Bush declared a "war on terror," cynics understood that he had no particular interest in the IRA or the Tamil Tigers, but that he was constrained from identifying the real enemy in any meaningful sense: In the fall of 2001, a war on Islamic this or Islamic that would have caused too many problems with Gen. Musharraf and the House of Saud and other chaps he wanted to keep on side. But it's one reason, for...
  • Hundreds of Saudi camels die from mystery ailment

    08/19/2007 8:51:17 AM PDT · by timsbella · 69 replies · 1,637+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Aug 2007 | Reuters
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment. The Agriculture Ministry has said 232 camels died in the space of four days in the Dawasir Valley, 400 km (250 miles) south of Riyadh. King Abdullah has promised compensation for owners, who say the real number of deaths is far higher. Agriculture ministry officials have denied an infectious disease caused the deaths and blamed them on animal feed supplied by food storage authorities.