Saturday, June 26, 2010

No 'Jihad' Here Either

From the Telegraph via the National Post:
Saudi Arabia is reviewing its terrorism strategy after uncovering a female-run network that was fundraising for al-Qaeda. Heila al-Qusayyer, the middle-class mother described as al-Qaeda's "first lady," was running a cell of 60 alleged rebels. She is believed to have been the Arabian peninsula's main fundraiser for al-Qaeda. The woman was married to a former Aramco executive who gave up his material possessions to become a radical preacher. Counter-terrorism officials had assumed young men and boys were the principal agents of radical Islam. Saudi security chiefs have now set up a specialist all-female unit at King Saud University to study the appeal of Islamist insurgency to women and how best to tackle it.
I could be way off base here, but I think it might have something to do with the Koran's call to wage jihad on the infidel until the planet capitulates. (Or, in the immortal words of Islam's founder: "He who fights that Islam should be superior fights in Allah's cause.")

Just a hunch, mind you.

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