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So who pays for it?

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Mark Steyn in his new book America Alone:
"What gives the jihad its global reach? It's not difficult to figure out: Wahhabism is the most militant form of Islam, the one followed by all nineteen of the September 11 terrorists and by Osama bin Laden.  The Saudis, whose state religion is Wahhabism, export their faith and affiliated local strains in lavishly endowed schools and mosques all over the world and, as a result, traditionally moderate Muslim populations from the Balkans to South Asia have been dramatically radicalized. "That kind of operation doesn't come cheap.  So who pays for it? "You do. After September 11, George W. Bush told the world, 'You're either with us or with the terrorists.' [...] why should anyone take the president's demand to choose sides seriously when America itself refuses to:  the United States is both 'with us' and 'with the terrorists.' American taxpayers are in the onerous position of funding both sides in this war.  In the five years after September 11, the price of oil rose from $12 a barrel to hit an all-time high of $70 - so, if you sell oil, your revenues are five times what they were.  And there's nothing like bigger oil windfalls to drive powerful despots down ever crazier paths. 'Looking at it another way,' wrote Frank Gaffney in his book War Footing, 'Saudi Arabia - which currently exports about ten mbd [million barrels of oil a day] - receives an extra half billion dollars every day.' Where does that extra half-bil go? It goes to the mosques and madrassas that the Saudis fund in every corner of the planet. Oil isn't the principal Saudi export, ideology is - petroleum merely bankrolls it."

A trip around the world

Friday, October 27th, 2006
Australia:  In a Ramadan sermon refering to gang rapes in Sidney carried out by a Muslim gang headed by Bilal Skaf, Australia's most senior Islamic cleric, Sheik Taj Din al-Hilaly said the following:
"When it comes to adultery, it’s 90 percent the woman’s responsibility. Why? Because a woman owns the weapon of seduction. It’s she who takes off her clothes, shortens them, flirts, puts on make-up and powder and takes to the streets, God protect us, dallying. It’s she who shortens, raises and lowers. Then, it’s a look, a smile, a conversation, a greeting, a talk, a date, a meeting, a crime, then Long Bay jail. Then you get a judge, who has no mercy, and he gives you 65 years." "But when it comes to this disaster, who started it? In his literature, writer al-Rafee says, if I came across a rape crime, I would discipline the man and order that the woman be jailed for life. Why would you do this, Rafee? He said because if she had not left the meat uncovered, the cat wouldn’t have snatched it." "If you get a kilo of meat, and you don’t put it in the fridge or in the pot or in the kitchen but you leave it on a plate in the backyard, and then you have a fight with the neighbour because his cats eat the meat, you’re crazy. Isn’t this true?" "If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park, or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, then whose fault will it be, the cats, or the uncovered meat’s? The uncovered meat is the disaster. If the meat was covered the cats wouldn’t roam around it. If the meat is inside the fridge, they won’t get it." "If the woman is in her boudoir, in her house and if she’s wearing the veil and if she shows modesty, disasters don’t happen." "Satan sees women as half his soldiers. You’re my messenger in necessity, Satan tells women you‘re my weapon to bring down any stubborn man. There are men that I fail with. But you’re the best of my weapons." "…The woman was behind Satan playing a role when she disobeyed God and went out all dolled up and unveiled and made of herself palatable food that rakes and perverts would race for. She was the reason behind this sin taking place."
France:  Michel Thooris, head of the Action Police trade union said "We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists. This is not a question of urban violence any more, it is an intifada, with stones and Molotov cocktails. You no longer see two or three youths confronting police, you see whole tower blocks emptying into the streets to set their 'comrades' free when they are arrested. [...] We need armoured vehicles and water cannon. They are the only things that can disperse crowds of hundreds of people who are trying to kill police and burn their vehicles." Nearly 2,500 police officers were wounded in the first half of this year, an average of 14 more are wounded each passing day.  Today two more buses were torched, following yesterday's bus torchings. England: 
"The leading imam in Manchester confirms that he thinks the execution of sexually active gay men is justified, the rights group Outrage reported. Arshad Misbahi of the Manchester Central Mosque confirmed his views in a conversation to John Casson, a local psychotherapist. Casson said: "I asked him if the execution of gay Muslims in Iran and Iraq was an acceptable punishment in Sharia law, or the result of culture, not religion. "He told me that in a true Islamic state, such punishments were part of Islam: If the person had had a trial, at which four witnesses testified that they had seen the actual homosexual acts." "I asked him what would be the British Muslim view? He repeated that in an Islamic state these punishments were justified. They might result in the deaths of thousands but if this deterred millions from having sex, and spreading disease, then it was worthwhile to protect the wider community."
FRANCE UPDATE: A woman was burned on 60% of her body during another bus torching, and "only" 200 cars were burned Saturday night ("only" because the number often reaches 100 a night so 200 isn't that much of an exception) AUSTRALIA UPDATE 11/02/06: Andrew Bolt writes in the Australian Herald Sun:
Excuses over. The disgraced mufti of Australia set Muslims a test last month and they failed. That test couldn't have been easier: make Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly pay for preaching that unveiled women invited rape. Prove that Muslims can't be led by a man who says raped women must be "jailed for life". Prove we have nothing to fear from your faith. Simple? Yet yesterday 34 Muslim groups signed a petition backing this bigot, while others plan a big rally for Sydney tomorrow, denouncing not Hilaly but the non-Muslims who criticise him. [...]
The Muslim Women's Association, which first admitted to being "shocked" by Hilaly's sermon, now said he was "very good to all Muslim women". Said founding president Aziz El Saddik: "Those who say bad things about him, they have very bad manners." His sermon on rape was for Muslims only. Not our business. But we can't afford to believe that any more. They weren't Muslim women, after all, who were raped by a Lebanese gang in Sydney, which called them "sluts" and "Aussie pigs". It wasn't a Muslim teenager who was pack-raped in Sydney by Pakistani brothers, whose father told the court: "What do (the victims) expect to happen to them? Girls from Pakistan don't go out at night."
(hat tip LGF)