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For our 'friends' the Saudis, 'jihad' is a matter of who's blown up!

by Paul C / April 22, 2004 11:48 PM PDT
Trahison est un question du date [(Whether it's] treason is a question of timing]
- Bishop Talleyrand (Napoleon's Foreign Minister)

Fund the madrassas that teach Islamofascism to millions? Just doing God's work! Look the other way when 15 of their citizens kill thousands on 9/11? No problem! Buy off Osama and the guys and facilitate their departure from Saudi to other places? Easy game! But, let 1 Saudi citizen be harmed by the forces which the Saudi government has financed and enabled, and then there'll be hell to pay: Saudis Support a Jihad in Iraq, Not Back Home (user ID: speakeasygang; password: speakeasy)

How little do they get it? Try this:

Experts on the topic believe that most Saudis do not view the two battles as even remotely related.

"When people see Israeli operations in Palestine and the American cruelty in Iraq, they feel angry and frustrated," said Abdullah Bejad al-Oteibi, a former fundamentalist now working as a legal researcher. "They cannot control their anger and they admire bin Laden, so that is why many people volunteer for jihad. But when there are operations here, people feel angry and betrayed."

Oh, really? You mean that killing Muslims in Iraq is somehow acceptable if they are in the way of attacks against Americans, but killing Muslims in Saudi is not? What utter moral bankruptcy! Then there's this one:

"We do not believe in the American invasion of Iraq, it is illegal and illegitimate," said Soliman al-Oadah, a cleric once known for expressing hard-line views but whose pronouncements have grown more moderate in recent years. "We see that allowing people to go to Iraq has many negative points. For example, when the war is over, they will be trained and shaped in a way that could go out of control. They might go back to their home countries and act in bad way."

Do you think there's any hope that they'll figure this out? I don't!
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