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  • Wahhabis endangering Serbia

    04/05/2007 7:50:36 AM PDT · by Decombobulator · 1 replies · 381+ views
    Four members of an ultraconservative Muslim sect, known as Wahhabis, have been arrested following a raid on a mountain terrorist training camp in the Rashka region of south-western Serbia on March 18. A large supply of weapons, ammunition, hand grenades, facemasks and plastic explosive with detonators was also discovered at a cave at Ninaja Mountain, 30 kilometres from Novi Pazar. A judge ordered the four to be detained for 30 days to allow police and intelligence officials to investigate their alleged activities at the training site. Dragan Jocic, the Serbian interior affairs minister, said: “We are determined to prevent any...
  • Natana DeLong-Bas: American Professor, Wahhabi Apologist

    01/21/2007 4:04:16 AM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 586+ views
    Islamdaily.net ^ | 1/21/07 | Stephen Schwartz
    Perhaps no single figure better represents the lamentable situation of Middle East studies (MES) today than Professor Natana J. DeLong-Bas, a Georgetown graduate who currently teaches at Brandeis University and Boston College. Her specialty happens to be Wahhabism, the ultrafundamentalist Islamic sect and state religion in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wahhabism inspires al-Qaida and its variants--including the Sunni jihadists currently murdering U.S. and coalition troops, as well as Shia Muslims, in Iraq. DeLong-Bas is a professional apologist for Saudi extremism. She recently reached a depth of mendacity about radical Islam it is hard to imagine her exceeding. In an...
  • Post-Wahhabism In Saudi Arabia?

    01/15/2007 7:22:06 AM PST · by Valin · 30 replies · 669+ views
    !slamdaily.net ^ | 1/15/07 | Stéphane Lacroix
    In the last few years, the critique of Wahhabism has gained unprecedented momentum in Saudi Arabia. First formulated by a heterogeneous group of prominent liberal and Islamist intellectuals, it seems to have received the approval of at least part of the ruling elite who have taken a few official steps towards socio-religious reform. But is Saudi Arabiayet ready to enter the era of Post-Wahhabism? Huge changes have recently taken place in Saudi Arabia, especially within the local political-intellectual field. Significant among these is the rise to prominence of a group of "islamo-liberals," who are "made up of former Islamists and...
  • Wahhabis or "Salafis"?

    12/27/2006 8:46:38 AM PST · by Valin · 13 replies · 730+ views
    Islamdaily.net / Weekly Standard ^ | 12/27/06 | Stephen Schwartz
    What's in a name . . . WHEN THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY of the global war against Islamist extremism is written, it may well be recorded that one of the psychological victories by al Qaeda and its Saudi financiers and commanders was to convince Western governments and media that Wahhabism, the fundamentalist Sunni sect that is the state religion in the desert kingdom, should not be mentioned by its name. After September 11, 2001, Islamist adherents on our shores first denied that Wahhabism existed. There was, they insisted, just Islam. Excision of the W-word from Western discourse was a serious hit....
  • Holocaust Denial Will Expand Around The World (Its The 1930s Redux Alert)

    12/13/2006 7:47:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,016+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 12/13/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: (story) "Russia, in March, will start delivering nuclear fuel for a plant that it is building in Iran, the head of the state company in charge of the project said Monday." Now, I thought that Iran was a country rich in oil and in fuel. The head of the outfit here, Sergei Shmatko, "said during a trip to Tehran that he and Iranian officials had discussed financial problems related to the completion of the nuclear plant in Iran's southern port of Bushehr... Shmatko said his company would start preparations in January for nuclear fuel deliveries to Bushehr, and begin...
  • God's Terrorists

    11/18/2006 7:19:47 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 613+ views
    Islamdaily.net ^ | 11/16/06 | Charles Allen
    Mr. Allen is an historian who has written several books on Central Asia and the British colonial period, including Soldier Sahibs and The Buddha and the Sahibs. He recently received the Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal for his work in "stimulating public interest in Britain's imperial encounter with Asia." His latest book is God's Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad (Perseus Books). He lives in England. There is a widely held view in the West that the violence perpetrated by Muslim jihadists is a response to Western imperialism: a defence of Islam that will cease...
  • America Alone (Lt. Col John Cucullu Looks At Mark Steyn's Account Of The Decline Of The West Alert)

    11/01/2006 4:05:51 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 952+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Lt. Col. John Cucullu
    In America Alone, Mark Steyn presents us with a doomsday scenario backed by impeccable science and research, and he does it in such a clever manner that we are actually amused as we read of the impending demise of Europe-as-we-knew-it, Japan, and Canada. Why are they failing? Procreation, or more pointedly, the lack thereof. Populations in Russia, Italy, and the Low Countries may have already passed the point of no return. Canada is on the borderline. America, on the other hand, appears to have a sustainable reproductive level, a fact that ought to make some Canucks wish that General Hull...
  • Post-Wahhabism In Saudi Arabia?

    10/20/2006 7:49:42 AM PDT · by Valin · 19 replies · 805+ views
    Islamdaily.net ^ | 10/20/06 | Stéphane Lacroix
    In the last few years, the critique of Wahhabism has gained unprecedented momentum in Saudi Arabia. First formulated by a heterogeneous group of prominent liberal and Islamist intellectuals, it seems to have received the approval of at least part of the ruling elite who have taken a few official steps towards socio-religious reform. But is Saudi Arabiayet ready to enter the era of Post-Wahhabism? Huge changes have recently taken place in Saudi Arabia, especially within the local political-intellectual field. Significant among these is the rise to prominence of a group of "islamo-liberals," who are "made up of former Islamists and...
  • Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism

    10/10/2006 12:06:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | July 15, 2005 | Trevor Stanley
    NVM: Modules     Volume 3, Issue 14 (July 15, 2005) | Download PDF Version Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism By Trevor Stanley The phenomenon of Islamic terrorism cannot be adequately explained as the export of Saudi Wahhabism, as many commentators claim. In fact, the ideological heritage of groups such as al-Qaeda is Salafism, a movement that began in Egypt and was imported into Saudi society during the reign of King Faisal. The official ‘Wahhabi’ religion of Saudi Arabia has essentially merged with certain segments of Salafism. There is now intense competition between groups and individual scholars...
  • Wahhabi Colonialism

    09/25/2006 4:38:43 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 436+ views
    Islamdaily.net ^ | 9/24/06 | Melik Kaylan
    Pope Benedict XVI recently cited a Byzantine-era critique of Islam, and the usual hubbub of outrage ensued. Various self-appointed and official Islamic spokesmen (they're always men), including the head of Turkey's religious affairs directorate (why does Turkey have one?), responded sharply in the name of their faith. One might argue that a confident, evolved religion welcomes all kinds of open debate. Or one might in tone gravely that the West continues to mishandle its relations with the umma -- the sphere of active Muslim believers -- with the implied assumption that there is such a unified entity of tens of...
  • Islam is in danger

    09/21/2006 4:22:01 AM PDT · by MPforeignER · 41 replies · 1,587+ views
    Islam is in danger TODAY'S EDITORIAL By Farid N. Ghadry September 21, 2006 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...
  • Is Islamofascism Really Fascism?

    08/19/2006 10:10:09 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 23 replies · 468+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | August 18, 2006 | The Stiletto
    The Washington Post, columnist David Ignatius asks, “Are We Fighting Islamic Fascists?” and answers a bold, “Yes and no.” His argument for “yes” is pretty strong: Ernst Nolte's "Three Faces of Fascism," a classic study of the social forces that created fascist movements in France, Italy and Germany during the 1920s and '30s … concludes … Fascism is "resistance to transcendence" … rebellion against the liberating but destabilizing transformations of modern society. In the countries where it took root, fascism began as a middle-class assault on the liberal elites who were creating that era's version of globalization. Jews were a...
  • Islamist Center of South Florida-A mosque with extremist ties wants to expand

    07/11/2006 5:43:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 496+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 11, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    Radical mosques are being built across the United States at an alarming rate, all tethered to a fanatical strain of Islam emanating from Saudi Arabia. And while so many have gone up, not one has come down. Not even Brooklyn, New York’s Al-Farooq Mosque, which housed al-Qaeda’s American hub in the early 90’s, the Alkifah Refugee Center, has met its demise. Recently, a new mosque of this kind was given the green light, a 29,000 square foot goliath, smack in the middle of South Florida. Tonight, a group of community leaders will be voicing their concern in protest. The mosque...
  • Bosnian capital shaken by radical Islam (moderate muslims under attack by Wahhabism)

    06/16/2006 11:43:37 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 103 replies · 7,532+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 6/16/2006 | Rusmir Smajilhodzic
    The people of Sarajevo, renowned for their pluralism, have been shaken after a series of incidents including the murder of a Muslim woman by her Islamic extremist son who questioned her faith. Upholders of Bosnia's moderate version of Islam say the problem caused by an influx of hardline fighters during the country's 1992-1995 war has worsened in recent months, highlighted by the gruesome murder. "Bosnia's tradition of Islam is tolerant, it promotes pluralism and we should not allow those representing a one-track ideology to teach us," says Jasmin Merdan. The 26-year-old -- a practising Muslim who portrays himself as a...
  • Saudis are still teaching intolerance by the book

    05/25/2006 7:08:31 AM PDT · by Mel Gibson · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2006 | Nina Shea
    Saudis are still teaching intolerance by the bookClaims that school texts have been revised are untrue By NINA SHEA SAUDI Arabia's public schools have long been cited for demonizing the West as well as Christians, Jews and other "unbelievers." But after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis — that was all supposed to change. A 2004 Saudi royal study group recognized the need for reform after finding that the kingdom's religious studies curriculum "encourages violence toward others and misguides the pupils into believing that in order to safeguard their own...
  • YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town (ROP Alert)

    04/20/2006 10:26:33 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 581+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 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.
  • Why Is There So Much Hate Inside Us? (Saudis)

    04/02/2006 4:30:57 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 56 replies · 2,401+ views
    Arab News ^ | Monday, 27, March, 2006 (26, Safar, 1427) | Abdullah Al-Mutairi
    In the shop next to my house, there is a home delivery service which is run by an Indian. He is a good man, hardworking and devoted to his job. I talk to him whenever he delivers something to my house and he talks to me about the time he spent working in Abu Dhabi and of his dream to live in London. Last week I asked him to deliver a newspaper to my house. When he delivered it to me, he asked me whether I wrote in it. I told him that I did and he asked me to...
  • Swiss documentary on Afghanistan: Pakistani, Saudi engineers helped destroy Buddhas

    03/19/2006 7:39:19 AM PST · by ncountylee · 13 replies · 623+ views
    dailytimes ^ | March 19, 2006 | Khalid Hasan
    WASHINGTON: The Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan were destroyed by the Taliban with the help of Pakistani and Saudi engineers. According to an account published here on Saturday, a local Afghan told the makers of a Swiss documentary on the giant statues which had stood there, carved in the side of a mountain for hundreds of years, had been destroyed by engineers from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The dynamiting of the statues took place in March 2001. Swiss documentary filmmaker Christian Frei, who has made several documentaries that have won praise at various international film festivals, shot ‘The Giant Buddhas’ in...
  • Modern Islam — Muslim scholar is moderate champion of democracy

    11/12/2005 1:37:25 PM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 620+ views
    Deseret News. ^ | 11/12/05 | Richard N. Ostling
    EDITOR'S NOTE — This is another story in an occasional series examining the fault lines within Islam between the forces of moderation and extremism. The consequences of this fight that shook America on Sept. 11, 2001, reverberate today, and the struggle for Islam may be the defining conflict of our era. LOS ANGELES — UCLA law professor Khaled Abou El Fadl has a scholarly manner and speaks in soft tones. But listen as he tells his story. A Kuwaiti native, he was fascinated by militant Islam as a young man, then evolved into a moderate champion of democracy and suffered...
  • British Jury Convicts Muslim Cleric (Abu Hamza)

    02/07/2006 5:21:47 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 116 replies · 4,831+ views
    AP ^ | February 7th, 2006 | AP
    LONDON - A British jury convicted radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday of fomenting racial hatred and inciting his followers to kill non-Muslims. Al-Masri, 47, the former imam at London's Finsbury Park mosque, also was convicted of possessing a terrorist document and threatening or abusive recordings. Al-Masri, Britain's best-known Islamist orator, could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison. The jury of seven men and five women found al-Masri guilty on seven of nine charges of soliciting murder. He also was convicted on two of four charges of stirring racial hatred. Though asked to stand for the...
  • Wahhabism has become institutionalised at the World Economic Forum

    01/27/2006 6:00:00 PM PST · by Sweetjustusnow · 2 replies · 143+ views
    MIM ^ | January 19, 2006 | Militant Islam Monitor
    Wahhabism has become institutionalised at the World Economic Forum with the advent of the 'West Islamic World Dialouge' ( aka Da'wa)- a Saudi run initiative designed to promote Islamist economic interests and establish a Khalifate under the guise of "understanding and cooperation between Western countries and countries with predominently Muslim populations". Adding insult to injury, the Wahhabists running the forum have cynically appealed for funding for terror linked charities like the UK Islamic Relief (which was linked to Al Qaeda), under the guise of combatting extremism with compassion (!).
  • PRISON POISON (Radical Islam in NY prisons)

    01/10/2006 6:18:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 639+ views
    NYPOST.COM ^ | January 10, 2006 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    EXTREMIST chaplains' domination and intimidation of Muslim believers incarcerated in New York prisons remains a major problem. Worse, the state Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is fighting to preserve this dangerous status quo. Last week's illegal-weapon charges against Warith Deen Umar, the former chief Muslim chaplain of the state prison system, were one sign. The raid this past weekend on his upstate home by NYPD counterterror cops was another. Born Wallace Gene Marks, Umar — now 61 — was once an adherent of Louis Farrakhan, with the alias Wallace 10X. He began his activities as a prison chaplain in 1975....
  • 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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 6, 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    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."
  • Questions the Islamic Society should answer

    01/01/2006 12:07:52 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 33 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 1 Jan 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    EVER SINCE 9/11, we learned last month, federal officials have been monitoring radiation levels around a number of American mosques. It is an understandable precaution, given Al Qaeda's interest in acquiring nuclear weapons, and its history of mass murder. Understandable -- but also troubling. In a nation as tolerant as this one, nobody can be happy about the need to focus self-defensive attention on mosques. Unfortunately, we are at war with violent Islamist radicals, and they are not above using mosques to incubate terrorism. If there is evidence of heightened radioactivity around a Muslim facility, the government should be aware...
  • A few reflections on Wahid's "Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam"

    12/31/2005 12:48:26 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/31/2005 | Robert Spencer
    The former President of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid, has published a piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam: Muslims and non-Muslims must unite to defeat the Wahhabi ideology. Many, many people sent to me in the course of the day yesterday, asking me to comment; but really, it contains nothing new. It is just more of the kind of analysis we have seen by the bushel since 9/11: Islam is a religion of tolerance and peace, and the big bad Wahhabis are hijacking it into something else. But as I show in my book The Politically...
  • 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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 22, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    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...
  • Air security agency circulates internal info on Islamic extremism

    12/21/2005 12:10:17 AM PST · by dolphin_CAGE · 1 replies · 190+ views
    CAGE ^ | 12/21/2005 | CP
    The key word in this entire story in 'quietly'. The keep-a-lid-on-it tactic adopted by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority makes one wonder whether the Canadian Government really wants its own citizens to be aware of the true scale of the Islamist threat that has grown significantly in the years under the Liberal rule. Hopefully, with thanks to CP, this revelation will become a subject of national debate, and will force the campaigning leaders to look at the issue more closely and suggest their strategies of dealing with radical Islamism.OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's air security agency has quietly warned its...
  • Saudi form of Islam wars with moderates (Saudi Arabians own 27% of American Mosques)

    12/05/2005 5:52:53 AM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies · 372+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | published March 11, 2003 | By MARY JACOBY and GRAHAM
    For more than three decades, Saudi-backed organizations have poured billions of dollars into the United States and other countries to fund Wahhabi mosques, Islamic schools, conferences and education for imams, or Muslim spiritual leaders. Some money comes directly from the Saudi government. Other funds come from wealthy Saudis, investigators say. In the United States, some of the money flowed through a web of Islamic organizations now under investigation for financing terrorism. But the main clearinghouse for Wahhabism in the United States is a group not known to be under investigation, the Islamic Society of North America. ISNA is subsidized by...
  • Perle says out with the Saudis

    11/19/2005 8:32:57 AM PST · by Santiago de la Vega · 17 replies · 909+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/18/2005 | Staff
    Perle claimed Saudi Arabia was no ally of the United States and that the Saudi royal family had allowed terrorist ideology to flourish within its borders and beyond. He called the U.S. government`s continued friendship with the Middle East nation the result of an intelligence failure worse than that concerning the Sept. 11 attacks. 'It is one of the greatest intelligence failures of the century that the rise of extremist institutions inspired culturally and intellectually by the Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia went so unmarked,' Perle told a group at the conservative Hudson Institute. 'This seems to me a far larger...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    Beliefnet.com ^ | 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...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Saudi Arabia Accountability Act postponed

    10/25/2005 10:46:41 AM PDT · by DCWatson · 3 replies · 269+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | ` | News update
    Ostensibly the reasons were because some staff members of various Senators were unprepared, and need to devote their attention to the Harriet Miers hearings. But the hearing has not yet been rescheduled. Here and here are two recent articles I have written on Saudi Arabia that underscore the need for these hearings, and for passage of the Act.
  • 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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 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,...
  • The War of Jihadism-Jack Wheeler discusses how Islamic terror is a form of envious rage.

    09/08/2005 5:04:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 643+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Jamie Glazov, Jack Wheeler
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Jack Wheeler, the publisher and editor of To The Point, a geopolitical intelligence subscription website at www.tothepointnews.com. He has been called the “Indiana Jones of the Right” by the Washington Post, the “creator of the Reagan Doctrine” which dismantled the Soviet Union by the Wall Street Journal, and he holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California with a specialty in Aristotle. He is the owner of Wheeler Expeditions, leading numerous expeditions to Tibet, Mongolia, the Sahara, Himalayas, the Amazon, 21 expeditions to the North Pole, and is listed in the Guinness...
  • The Impending Collapse of Arab Civilization

    09/04/2005 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net · 113 replies · 4,509+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | September, 2005 | Lieutenant Colonel James G. Lacey, U.S. Army Reserve
    The Impending Collapse of Arab Civilization Lieutenant Colonel James G. Lacey, U.S. Army Reserve Proceedings, September 2005 Slender minarets with muezzins calling the faithful to prayer symbolize the stability and timelessness of the Muslim world. This one in Rabi'ah, a small town on the Iraqi-Syrian border, is a classic—and the Muslim faith is flourishing. Arabs, however, most of whom are Muslims, are not. If a country wants to be on the winning side of history it first and foremost must get its grand strategy right. With that done, it can make any number of operational mistakes and weather many a...
  • Not-So-Pious Saudis Flirting Via Bluetooth

    08/12/2005 9:09:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 909+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/12/05 | AP
    The restaurant, like all Riyadh eateries, has taken precautions to prevent its male and female diners from seeing or contacting each other. Circular white walls surround each table in the family section, open only to women alone or women accompanied by close male relatives. Other male diners are on lower floors. Yet despite the barriers, the men and women flirt and exchange phone numbers, photos and kisses. They elude the mores imposed by the kingdom's puritanical Wahhabi version of Islam - formulated in the 18th century - by using a 21st century device in their mobile phones: the wireless Bluetooth...
  • Mugged by reality

    08/09/2005 9:57:17 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 29 replies · 1,005+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 9, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    In announcing last week a sweeping crackdown in Britain on the "evil ideology" of coming to be known as Islamofascism, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that "the rules of the game have changed." So, it would appear has he. In fact, Mr. Blair has become an exemplar of the old adage that a "conservative is a liberal who has been mugged." The two bombing attacks on London's mass-transit systems, perpetrated mostly by home-grown Islamist suicide bombers (actual or would-be), not only mugged Britain's recently reelected leader, but his country, as well.
  • The destruction of Mecca: Saudi hardliners are wiping out their own heritage

    08/05/2005 8:03:02 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies · 2,479+ views
    06 August 2005 | Daniel Howden
    Historic Mecca, the cradle of Islam, is being buried in an unprecedented onslaught by religious zealots.Just a link.
  • Death of a King

    08/01/2005 12:05:57 PM PDT · by Stephen Schwartz · 16 replies · 770+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | August 1, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    Death of a King Fahd's death provides a chance of Saudi Arabia and a challenge to his successor, Abdullah. by Stephen Schwartz 08/01/2005 2:00:00 PM KING FAHD BIN ABDUL AZIZ of Saudi Arabia has died in Riyadh at 84, after 10 years in a coma. Crown Prince Abdullah, Fahd's half-brother and himself aged 81, has taken the throne. We may expect a flood of praise from credulous Westerners for Fahd, hailing him as a friend of the United States and a moderate. In reality, the 10-year vegetative state in which Fahd survived was characterized by the opposite of either sincere...
  • Wahhabi War of the Worlds Comes to Seattle

    08/01/2005 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Valin · 10 replies · 1,823+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 7/29/05 | Stephen Schwartz
    On July 22, the day after Phase 2 of the London terror bombings, the domination of American Islam by the Saudi-financed Wahhabi conspiracy was dramatized with the arrest of a Saudi subject, Abdullah Alnoshan, 44, employed by the infamous Muslim World League (MWL). Alnoshan was detained at his Alexandria, Va. residence by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Washington Post reported that the MWL, an official arm of the Saudi monarchy charged with charitable work to advance global Wahhabism, remains a target of investigation by Treasury and other federal officials....
  • When The Ties That Bind Become Shackles - (how Wahhabism developed into current bloodlust rampage)

    07/28/2005 6:03:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 556+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | R.V. TUCKER
    Muhammad Al-Sheikh put things in proper perspective when he wrote a column in the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah entitled ‘Thank you America’ in which he reminded the Saudis of a history with the United States that spans six decades. It was the late King Abdul Aziz (founder of modern Saudi Arabia) who chose to allow Americans to come to the Saudi Kingdom in search of oil. Aziz was also responsible for choosing capitalism over communism after WWII, allowing a country with nothing to grow enormously wealthy and powerful. Muhammad Al-Sheikh writes, “We must admit that our relations with America were the...
  • War from Within--Wahhabism's penetration of the West.

    07/26/2005 5:22:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 730+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-26-05 | Colleen Gilbert
    Those who read Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed’s chilling remarks wherein he referred to Osama bin Laden as "a sincere man who fights against evil forces," and called for the flag of Islam to fly over the entire free world were likely shocked and horrified. But those who have been following the penetration of Wahhabism into western society have come to expect these comments, and already know what the rest of the world is reluctantly coming around to understand: that the roots of Islamo-fascism in western societies were planted decades ago, and are now beginning to bare fruit. This is not...
  • Uzbekistan, Russia, and America

    07/22/2005 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Stephen Schwartz · 4 replies · 286+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | 7-22-2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    An Outpost of Tyranny Rumsfeld goes to Central Asia: What he needs to know about Wahhabism, Karimov, and the 'Stans. by Stephen Schwartz 07/22/2005 3:30:00 PM ON JULY 25, DEFENSE secretary Donald Rumsfeld is scheduled to visit Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The topic of discussion will be the continuation of U.S. military activities at Manas, the U.S. base on Kyrgyz territory established after 9/11 propelled Central Asia back to strategic importance. The post-Soviet republics of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan--collectively known to Westerners as "the 'stans"--were remote, somnolent, and impoverished until the fall of the Soviet Union. With...
  • Bye-Bye, Bandar

    07/22/2005 6:56:05 AM PDT · by Stephen Schwartz · 1 replies · 407+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    BYE-BYE, BANDAR By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ WITH the departure, announced this week, of the dean of Washington's diplomatic corps, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, from his post as Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, an epoch has ended. Unfortunately, regardless of praise heaped upon him by the cadre of professional American apologists for the desert kingdom, the 22-year tenure of Ambassador Bandar has seen little more than deceit, corruption and horror in U.S.-Saudi relations.
  • Bandar Out, Turki In

    07/20/2005 2:04:14 PM PDT · by Stephen Schwartz · 11 replies · 740+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/20/2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    Good Riddance . . . But Not Much Improvement Prince Bandar, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, is out. Prince Turki is in. by Stephen Schwartz 07/20/2005 3:45:00 PM AS ANNOUNCED ON Wednesday, July 20, Saudi Arabia's long-serving ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz, is leaving town. Allegedly, he resigned. The dean of the foreign diplomatic corps in Washington will be replaced by Prince Turki al Faisal, the former intelligence chief of the kingdom. Seeing the last of the unctuous Bandar will be viscerally pleasing to many Americans and to Saudi liberal dissidents. The...
  • LONDON: IT'S STILL THE SAUDIS - (unbelievable....but it is true! . . "royal" back-stabbers!)

    07/09/2005 4:58:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 1,188+ views
    ISLAMIC PLURALISM.ORG ^ | JULY 9, 2005 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    A GROUP calling itself "the Secret Group of al Qaeda's Jihad in Europe" has claimed "credit" for Thursday's deadly bombings in London. Some refer to the perpetrators of this latest horror as "an unknown group." But there is nothing mysterious about the background of the London atrocities. First, and foremost, there is nothing secret, unknown or hidden about the prime source of financing for the terrorists: Saudi Arabia. As the leading Saudi human-rights activist, Ali al-Ahmed, of the Washington-based Saudi Institute, puts it, "all the roads lead to Riyadh." The Saudi kingdom continues to channel money and recruits to terror...
  • Religious War & Peace

    07/09/2005 6:13:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 407+ views
    Touchstone ^ | July 2005 | Phillip E. Johnson
    A recent article in Britain’s New Statesman magazine warned that, as Britain’s culture war heats up, the religious groups that threaten public tranquility are mostly being supported either by the United States or by Saudi Arabia, two nations that the magazine assumes to be equivalent in extremism. “Puritanical yet wealthy, convinced of their God-given mission to the rest of the world, sure of a divinely inspired history,” the article, titled “Faith Invaders,” declared, Saudi Arabia and the United States are surprisingly similar in their mixture of religion, politics and interference in other countries’ affairs. Saudi Arabia has Wahhabi Islam, Middle...
  • While the Prince Is Away . . .Saudi Arabia's religious police crack down.

    06/15/2005 4:01:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 693+ views
    WEEKLY STANDARD,COM ^ | JUNE 13, 2005 | PAUL MARSHALL
    SINCE MAY 27, THE Saudis have arrested eight Christians from India and seized documents naming others. One of those arrested, Chittirical John Thomas, was pulled away from work and beaten in front of his five-year-old son. He is reportedly in the Shemaissy Detention Center. This followed the March 22 arrest in the Batha area of Riyadh of Indian pastor Samkutty Varghese by the religious police, the muttawa, for not ending a cell phone conversation when the call for Muslim prayer went out. Rev. Varghese, who went to Saudi Arabia as a tourist in January, was apparently not aware of rules...
  • Critics want probe of Alexandria Islamic school - (are they indoctrinating in Wahhabism, or not?)

    05/29/2005 6:28:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 724+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | Editors
    The Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria is an outpost of militant Islam, say critics who point out that the school's 1999 valedictorian is charged with joining al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush. Two other persons connected to the academy also have been linked to terrorism-related cases, and a U.S. senator has asked the Justice Department to investigate the school. The school was founded in 1984, primarily to serve children of the Saudi diplomatic corps. Today, the student body is more diverse, with nearly three dozen countries represented, but much of the funding still comes from the Saudi government....