Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Saudi Myth

I have heard that some of you tire of hearing political diatribe on my blog so I have toned it down a bit. Perhaps I try too hard, but I'd prefer not to offend anyone if at all possible. Some of this stuff just can't be made up and begs for a comment. The sad thing about our current state of affairs is that it seems to have made a lot of us apathetic and docile; seemingly willing to accept the inevitable and reluctant to attempt change.

 A lot of folks see the Saudi royal family as our allies, somehow failing to realize that they provide a great percentage of the funding that fuels terrorism. There is a large part of the Saudi culture that supports radical Islamic fundamentalism. They'll tell you that the money was intended for charities, but repeated investigations have found what those charities actually do. Very little of the money ends up helping the poor and disenfranchised. These folks are adherents to Wahhabbism, a branch of Sunni Islam that takes orthodox beliefs to a whole new level. They are intolerant of non believers and refer to them as infidels. They want to institute Sharia law and even have religious police who enforce their beliefs. From a very early age male children are forced to attend classes in the madrasas, where Imams radicalize them. They are subjected to teachings that spew vitriol and hatred for the infidel; especially the great Satan-America and Americans. Most turn out to be chauvinistic misogynists who are almost always narcissists. Interestingly enough, the Wahhabi movement is dividing the Saudi and Muslim world with their fervent and unyielding beliefs. While outwardly they embrace their religion, a great percentage of Saudis own businesses' and property outside of the kingdom and spend much of their time there. They say politics makes strange bedfellows; however geopolitics seems to get you to sleep with folks who murder your citizens. We are so quick to forget sometimes-the majority of the 9-11 hijackers were Saudis and I; for one, don't doubt they funded it. Now; if any of my dear readers are Muslims or Saudis, please don't get your hackles up. Learn to be tolerant and realize that there are black sheep in every society. Yours just seems to be rife with them.

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