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