Saudi King Shocked--Shocked!--That His Brand of By-The-Book Islam Gives Rise to Jihadi Violence
Reading this Reuters report you could get the feeling that the Wahhabi potentate, who exports his rigid version of Islam to Saudi-funded mosques and madrassas in the West, bears absolutely no responsibility for the type of indoctrination that can--and often does--engender jihad (a.k.a. "terrorism"):
DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday.
The king made the statement during a reception for foreign ambassadors held in Jeddah. "I ask you to convey this message to your leaders... Terrorism at this time is an evil force that must be fought with wisdom and speed," said King Abdullah. "And if neglected I'm sure after a month it will arrive in Europe and a month after that in America."
The world's top oil exporter shares an 800-km (500-mile) border with Iraq, where Islamic State militants and other Sunni Islamist groups have seized towns and cities.
Riyadh has long expressed fears of being targeted by jihadists, including some of its own citizens, who have taken part in conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Earlier this year, it decreed long jail terms for those who travel abroad to fight...
To repeat a line in my previous post: a fat lot of good it'll do. If he really wanted to fight "terrorism" with "wisdom and speed," he'd stop funding all those mosques and madrassas.
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