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  • Miggie406 Miggie406 Aug 24, 2002 10:40 PM Flag

    Now I see

    that Tom Friedman writes about the same notion differently (and better) than me in his NY Times column today:

    "But the Saudi ruling family stays in power not by a democratic vote from these progressives. It stays in power through a bargain with the conservative Wahhabi Muslim religious establishment. The Wahhabi clerics bless the regime and give it legitimacy � in the absence of any democratic elections. In return, the regime gives the Wahhabis oil money, which they use to propagate a puritanical version of Islam that is hostile to the West, to women, to modernity and to all non-Muslim faiths.

    This bargain suits the Saudi rulers well. If they empowered the secularized, pro-American Saudis, it would not be long before they demanded things like transparency in budgeting, accountability and representation. The Wahhabi religious establishment, by contrast, doesn't care how corrupt the ruling family is in private � as long it keeps paying off the clerics and gives them a free hand to impose Wahhabi dogma on Saudi society, media and education, and to export it abroad."

    Incidentally, it is the same Wahhabi enabled Saudi establishment that finances most of the hate schools, suicide bombers and terrorist organizations around the world... he could easily have added that fact. (No wonder Israel doesn't want Arab immigrants... let France and Norway receive them.)

    Here is another interesting side tidbit for all the European Palistinian sympathizers out there. One hundred percent of all the Imans in France are foreign! Foreign bred and financed! Respect for the purity of the French language? HAH! They, the French (!) fans, booed the singing of the Marseillaise at the world cup match with Algeria on October 6, 2001.

    Vive la France - Allah Acqba!

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