Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Keep Calm and Remember Saudi Arabia Also Supports ISIS

Qatar has been accused of supporting Islamic terrorism by its neighbours and now everyone is freaking out because of the resulting backlash.  Especially hit with fear are all the OFWs in Qatar.

Overseas Filipino workers based in Qatar should remain calm, the Philippine embassy in Doha said Tuesday after 7 countries cut ties and closed their borders with the kingdom. 
Philippine Ambassador to Qatar Alan Timbayan, in an advisory, said Filipinos in Qatar should "exercise prudence as we all closely monitor the situation". 
Doha alone is home to some 220,000 Filipino workers, according to the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Monday cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years.
With the recent visit to Qatar by Duterte and with the major inroads ISIS has made in the Philippines which has led directly to the declaration of martial law in Mindanao this situation intimately involves the Philippines. 


Is Qatar supporting terrorism in the Middle East?  Is Qatar financing terrorism abroad?  The answer to both questions is yes. And they are not alone.

“We need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region,” the document states. 
This adds to a growing body of evidence that theocratic Gulf monarchies have helped fuel the surge of extremist groups throughout the Middle East.
Another newly released email, from January 2016, includes an excerpt from a private October 2013 speech in which Clinton acknowledged that “the Saudis have exported more extreme ideology than any other place on earth over the course of the last 30 years.” 
In that same speech, Clinton noted that she wanted to pursue “a more robust, covert action trying to vet, identify, train and arm cadres of rebels” in Syria, that would have fought both the government of President Bashar al-Assad and “the Al-Qaeda-related jihadist groups that have, unfortunately, been attracted to Syria.” 
She added however, “That’s been complicated by the fact that the Saudis and others are shipping large amounts of weapons — and pretty indiscriminately — not at all targeted toward the people that we think would be the more moderate, least likely, to cause problems in the future.”

For Saudi Arabia to condemn it's neighbour for supporting terrorism is subterfuge.  It is the same old tactic of accusing your enemy of your crimes. Call it blame shifting or gas lighting or psychological projection, its the same song and a classic technique used by dubious groups looking to get the spotlight off them.

Not only does Saudi Arabia finance ISIS with money and weapons but they also share the same ideology, Wahhabism.


James Woolsey, CIA director in 2014 affirmed: ‘Wahhabi extremism today is the soil in which al-Qaeda and its sister terrorist organizations are growing’.  
Wahhabi petro-dollars finance so called “charities” and the madrassa system (Islamic schools) in many Middle and Far Eastern countries (such as Pakistan), contributing significantly to the rise of radicalism in those areas. 
The evidence for Saudi financing of its “hate” ideology around the world, even the support of ISIS, is clear. Currently living in Iraq, researching Islamic militancy, I’ve occasionally been invited by Asayaish (Kurdish Intelligence Agency) to sit in at interviews of captured ISIS fighters. 
Many of these jihadists openly state their warped Wahhabi beliefs; the support they receive from Riyadh, and their hatred of the West.
Saudi Arabia also has direct ties to the events of 9/11.

Saudi Arabia was funding Muslim radicalism in mosques and charities at the time the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers were gathering in the United States and making contacts with Saudi nationals, according to a declassified intelligence document. 
To jihad watchers, the paper confirms their charges that the Saudi government and its wealthy citizens fund extremist teachings in America. To this day, the kingdom is pressing its harsh Wahhabi Sunni Islam on American Muslims as it seeks to spread Islam around the world, they say. 
In the document, one Saudi who was receiving money from Prince Bandar bin SultanRiyadh’s ambassador to the U.S. at the time, made a startling statement to an FBI informant. The man, who had ties to some of the hijackers, told agents that it would do the U.S. no good to limit entry visas because a sufficient number of Muslims were already in the country to destroy it and create an Islamic state.
The short of it is that Saudi Arabia along with Qatar are both supporters, financially and ideologically, of terrorism through the region and the world.  To anyone who has been paying attention this is not new.  From the beginning the Muslims have been not a religion of peaceful men seeking God but a religion of warriors bent on conquering the world in the name of Allah.

Muslims consider non-Muslims as "kafir."
The Koran says that the Kafir may be deceived, plotted against, hated, enslaved, mocked, tortured and worse. The word is usually translated as “unbeliever” but this translation is wrong. The word “unbeliever” is logically and emotionally neutral, whereas, Kafir is the most abusive, prejudiced and hateful word in any language. 
There are many religious names for Kafirs: polytheists, idolaters, People of the Book (Christians and Jews), Buddhists, atheists, agnostics, and pagans. Kafir covers them all, because no matter what the religious name is, they can all be treated the same. What Mohammed said and did to polytheists can be done to any other category of Kafir.
It's time for Filipinos to pull their heads out of the sand.  Islam is the same now as it was in 630 when under the leadership of Mohammed Mecca was captured and much blood was spilled in the desert sand.  Islam is a religion of war and not peace. They will never be at peace with non-believers.  

The OFWs in the Middle East experience much abuse at the hands of the Muslims because they are non-believers.  They are "kafir."  It is time to stop sending OFWs to the Middle East.

ISIS is in the Philippines and there should be no doubt that they are supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar and who-knows-else. It is because of the support that Saudi Arabia and Qatar gives to ISIS that I wrote in a previous article that Duterte was on a fool's errand when he visited the Middle East and made huge economic deals with Saudi Arabia and promised Qatar that they can use the Philippine army if they need it.  You can read it here.

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