From Where I Sit
From Where I Sit

The Views and Personal Opinions of Joel Block

According to Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, "Zionism is behind terrorist actions in the kingdom."

Either the man just does not get it, or he is a backer of Islamo-terrorism using the usual Arab tactic of blaming the "Zionists."

It seems to me that the latest terror attack in Saudi Arabia in which four gunmen opened fire at an oil contractor's office in the industrial city of Yanbu, killing at least seven people is just another case of the chickens coming home to roost.

Let us just review some history.

The Wahabi sect of Islam, which interprets the Koran very strictly, originated on the Arabian Peninsula. Ibn Saud allied himself with the Wahabis to gain power and establish the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after World War I. Wahabism is the state religion of Saudi Arabia. The Wahabi Madrassas have been spreading that particular form of Islam around the world in the last few decades. Osama bin Laden is a follower of the Wahabi teachings. Osama bin Laden is the founder of Al Qaida. The Saudis have been paying off Al Qaida for years to leave them alone and attack others since Osama bin Laden has not bothered to hide the fact that he would like to topple the Saudi monarchy. The Saudis have also been contributing huge sums of money to other terror groups, such as Hamas. The Saudis are also trying to stay on the good side of the United States, upon which Osama bin Laden has declared war. The Saudis are playing both ends against the middle, which is business as usual for them.

Now, the Saudis are suffering terror attacks on their own soil. Instead of facing up to the reality that appeasement does not work, the Saudis are blaming the Zionists – business as usual while people are dying and their kingdom is blowing up in their faces. The chickens have come home to roost.

There will be no true solution to the problem of Islamic terrorism until the Saudis root out the Wahabi extremists and close down the Madrassas that spread the Wahabi poison.

Joel Block, 2004

Joel Block is a long-time friend of Rabbi Cassorla and has lived in Israel since 1968

Reprinted by permission.