“the world headquarters of religious oppression and xenophobia”

– a Saudi national describes his country

Melanie Phillips writes: Beware this Saudi deal to help bail out Britain. It comes with a devastating IOU

It is Saudi money which has fuelled the enormous spread of Wahhabi mosques, preachers and educational institutions in this country, delivering the message of holy
war and radicalising countless thousands of British Muslims.

And it is this Saudi ideology which was the inspiration for Al Qaeda.

True, Al Qaeda turned upon Saudi itself on account of its ties with the U.S. As a result, Saudi regards Al Qaeda as its mortal enemy, and as such co-operates with Britain and the U.S in combating it.

But sometimes, to rephrase the old adage, our enemy’s enemy is not actually our friend, but our enemy as well.

Saudi Wahhabism seeks to conquer the West through a pincer movement comprising violence on the one hand and cultural infiltration and takeover on the other.

At the very least, Saudi Arabia speaks with the most lethal of forked tongues, and we should actively be seeking to diminish its influence over our affairs.

But instead our Prime Minister is effectively offering it yet more opportunity to control us.

Mr Brown claimed he did not want such investment to be used to gain political influence. But Lord Mandelson blurted out the truth when he acknowledged that the Saudis and other Gulf states would expect a bigger role in global institutions in return.

Great article, just one problem. Melanie says:

“Saudi regards Al Qaeda as its mortal enemy, and as such co-operates with Britain and the U.S in combating it.”

Al Qaeda is not Saudi Arabia’s mortal enemy. Saudi charities like Al Haramain financially support al Qaeda and other Sunni-related terrorist militias worldwide. Saudis only object when their army threatens a coup at home.

In 2005, Abdullah’s chief justice demanded that young Saudis should go into Iraq and target US soldiers with suicide bombs. The government quietly supported his request. The majority of suicide bombers in Iraq were Saudis, trained by Saudi-financed al Qaeda. The slaughter didn’t start to slow down until Iraqi sunnis got tired of al Qaeda’s Saudi charm.

Car bombs are still exploding in Baghdad.

Saudi Arabia has exported more jihadist ‘volunteers’ than any other country. Joining the global jihad is still a guaranteed status symbol in Saudi society.

They are not the enemy of our enemy, they’re just the enemy. And we’re begging them for money.

And we’re letting them lead a UN forum on religious tolerance. Jesus Christ.

[Links and shared outrage thanks to Fausta]


About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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