The Saudi Arabia Thread

Here’s a no-shit place to begin. Why US lawmakers haven’t known about this for years is beyond me. :unamused:

defensenews.com/story.php?F= … &C=america

[quote]U.S. Lawmakers Told of Saudi-Funded Anti-West Rhetoric
By WILLIAM MATTHEWS

The government of Saudi Arabia is distributing books and pamphlets across the United States in an effort to recruit American Muslims to an international struggle against Christians and Jews, the director of a religious freedom organization told the Senate Judiciary Committee Nov. 8.

In one instance, a booklet distributed by the Saudi Embassy in Washington offers instructions on how to build a wall of resentment between Muslims and infidels, said Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom.

Among the book directives: ever greet the Christian or Jew first. Never congratulate the infidel on his holiday. Never befriend an infidel unless it is to convert him. Never imitate the infidel. Never work for an infidel,?Shea quoted during a committee hearing.

The booklet and more than 200 others containing similar anti-Western diatribes emonstrate the ongoing efforts by Saudi Arabia to indoctrinate Muslims in the United States in the hostility and belligerence of Saudi Arabia hard-line Wahhabi sect of Islam,?Shea said.

She said hate literature, booklets, text books and other material was gathered from mosques and Islamic centers in cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Washington and New York. Some of the material was published by the Saudi Education Ministry, Shea said.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said he is concerned that Saudi Arabia is promoting Islamic extremism, and in doing so is aiding Islamic terrorists that the United States is fighting in the global war on terrorism.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the committee senior Democrat, said that President George W. Bush has n obvious blind spot when it comes to Saudi Arabia.?Leahy said that although Bush has condemned Islamic radicalism in other Arab nations, the president praises Saudi Arabia:  monarchy that has done more to promote Islamic extremism and discourage the emergence of moderate Muslim leaders than any nation.?

Another witness, Steven Emerson, told the committee that the Saudi government has not done as much as it could to crack down on a network of charities, foundations and Islamic propaganda centers that export Islamic extremism worldwide from Saudi Arabia.

Emerson, who is director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, said the current U.S. policy of not publicly confronting the Saudi government on the problem has not paid off.

In the Saudis?defense, Anthony Cordesman told the committee that the Saudi government has made some progress toward clamping down on Islamic extremists, and that the United States should not expect nstant progress.?Nor should the United States focus on Saudi Arabia alone. Money and support for radical Islam also flows from Qatar, Egypt and other countries, said Cordesman, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Cordesman told committee members that radical Muslims aren the sole practitioners of hostile rhetoric. .S. clerics, intellectuals and members of Congress have discussed Islam and Arabs in equally regrettable terms,?he said. [/quote]

JDS -
They have known…for years they have known.
Its one pf those “dirty little secrets” in DC.
Problem is, Saudis throw so much money around that the pols just keep their mouthes shut and look the other way.
Both parties are complicit in this.

Perhaps Saudi Arabia should apply for a position on the axis of evil. :wink:

Sounds like to me that someone finally read Bernard Lewis.

See, nobody cares much about the Saudis. Not many posts here. They stay nice and quiet, open their cheque books to whoever is a radical muslim and says “gimme money and I leave you alone” and spread their goddamned fudamental Wahabism or however this illness of the mind is called.

Saudi money brought Wahabism to Afghanistan! Only they played it too much by the book there…

Ah yes, multicultigermanbeing I must blabla now about the admirable parts of their culture. Yeah, that harem thingy sounds nice.

Not really, if it is 12 times Mrs. Honest :astonished:

[sorry, couldn’t leave out that stereotype]

No wonder women may not drive car there.
1 woman makes 1 dent in the car.
12 women make …
[that was low low level humor, I know]