Saudi Arabia: Time to Draw a Line in the Sand

There's more trouble out of Saudi Arabia, this time from Sheik Abd-al-Rahman al-Sudays, the imam of the Mosque of Mecca — Islam's holiest shrine.

Al-Sudays spoke on the Saudi television network, which is beamed worldwide to hundreds of millions of Muslims, about what seems to be imminent war between Muslims and Hindus over Kashmir.

Even though Islam no longer has a caliph — a figure of eminence like the Catholic Pope — the imam of the mosque of Mecca would seem to come close.

So this is one of Islam's big guns speaking. Maybe it's just force of habit, but he couldn't bring himself to ratchet back the rhetoric or to lay off bashing the West. Instead, he incited millions of young Muslims to hate America, the Jews... and for good measure, the Hindus.

"The idol-worshipping Hindus indulge in their open hatred against our brothers and sanctities in Muslim Kashmir, threatening an imminent danger and a fierce war in the whole Indian subcontinent," he said.

Well... they are on the verge of war, so maybe a little hyperbole is to be expected.

After calling Jews "pigs and monkeys", he took after the West in general:

"Their course is supported by the advocates of credit and worshippers of the Cross, as well as by those who are infatuated with them and influenced by their rotten ideas and poisonous culture among the advocates of secularism and Westernization."

You've no doubt heard reports about the CIA missing all sorts of pre-Sept. 11 clues and indicators that the worst was about to happen, but you have to wonder if anybody could possibly have realized how murderously committed these young hijackers were.

In order to realize how much trouble we were in, you would have to had taken the rantings of these bearded imams seriously. We didn't then, but now we do.

We know that the imam of Mecca is inciting millions, if not hundreds of millions of young Muslims, to sneak into Western societies and do their best to vaporize the non-believers.

This stuff goes out to the world on state-sponsored Saudi satellite television, and we're supposed to be their friends? We're the ones who fund their high life, buying the goop from under their deserts which would be useless if we had not built an entire world economy on it.

Why do we protect these Saudis? Why do we enrich them? Why do we kowtow to their robed potentates? Why do we let them wander among us? It's time for us to draw a line in the sand.

That's My Word.

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