Chuck Colson weighs in

Chuck Colson writes: 
The Saudi government funds and operates “mosques, madrassas, and Islamic centers” in the United States and elsewhere. These institutions spread the Salafist, or Wahabi, version of Islam practiced in the kingdom—the same kind that prohibits the practice of Christianity, that lets girls burn to death rather than letting them exit a burning building in their pajamas. What’s more, it is the version of Islam that inspires bin Laden and other extremists and seeks to dominate other, more moderate, versions of Islam and destroy non-Muslim nations like ours. Without Saudi petro-dollars, Salafism would be confined to the Arabian peninsula. [...] It is a tribute to “the Saudis’ considerable influence in U.S. corridors of power” that such a ridiculous deal [the Administration's proposed $20 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia includes “satellite-guided weaponry” and “high-tech munitions,” including 900 JDAM bombs] would ever be proposed. It is also, as Gaffney and others have pointed out, a consequence of our dependence on Saudi oil.

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