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Friday, July 15, 2016
Western governments will eventually figure it out: Saudi regime is the source of the ideology which inspires any terrorist or kook who want to kill in the name of Islam
Regarding Nice: the Saudi regime insisted on opening a new mosque in Nice. I don't support the bigotry of the French people who don't want mosques but whenever the Saudi regime (or any GCC member) sponsors a mosque, it will be sending clerics trained in Saudi Arabia and will send the literature of hate of Wahhabiyyah. The global Islam was free and democratic in that Muslims were able to fashion their own version of Islam in Indonesia or Morocco or China. Islam is not allowed to develop freely and democratically according to community standards: the Saudi regime (obsessed with the possibility of free debate within Islam) has been insisting since the 1970s (especially since the death of Nasser who presented a secular, progressive and feminist sponsor of a different kind of Islam) on controlling Islam worldwide. The rise of the Iranian revolution only intensified Saudi desire to control Islam worldwide. There are people who were taken to court in the US for promoting hatred and violence because they carried within the mosque or the Islamic center free literature of hate and fanaticism which were provided to them by the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC. Western obsession with the alliance with Saudi Arabia (rooted on factors that are purely non-benevolent and economic) have frustrated the efforts against terrorism in the world. The rise of ISIS and Nustrah didn't come out of a vacuum: not only there was the radicalizing factors of Western invasions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria but Saudi regime and its allies in the region have been producing messages of hate and takfir the likes of which we have not seen in centuries really. Islam has been turned into a kooky doctrine at the hands of the Wahhabi clerics: look at the book above: this is a Saudi religious study of football and whether it adheres in its rules to Islamic law and the book carries the stamp of approval of senior Saudi cleric. On Nice: the man hailed from a town in Tunisia which has been visited in the last few years alone, as I read today, by those Salafite clerics: Muhammad Al-`Arifi, Al-Masri, and Nabil Al-`Awadi of Kuwait. Saudi regime sends messengers of hate around the world to ensure that the interpretation of Islam adheres to the kooky, fanatical, hateful, and misogynistic standards of Wahhabiyyah. How long will it take before Western governments realize the obvious? Having said that, it is becoming clear that recent acts of terrorism in Western countries have been undertaken by petty criminals, thieves, and robbers: and those people find that the Wahhabi doctrine (shared by ISIS and the Saudi regime) is the ultimate act of defiance against the Western world. The more Western media and governments insist on connecting those acts to "Islam" (as in Islam the central office of the religion, as if there is one) the kooks out there who happen to be Muslim will also connect their otherwise non-religious criminality to a religion, which thereby rationalize their deeds. This is what has been happening in Syria for over three years no. Western governments AND WESTERN CORESPONDENTS IN BEIRUT have romanticized rebels who we now know are nothing but ISIS or Al-Qa`idah or their affiliates.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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