Sunday, June 26, 2005
When Australian citizen Douglas Wood was kidnapped in Iraq, the Australian government sent its top Sunni Muslim Sheikh in order to negotiate with the kidnappers and his fellow Sunni sheikhs in Iraq. When Iraqi Special Forces conducted a raid that released Wood, the Egyptian born Australian shiekh was angry for reasons that I don't understand until this very hour. First he said that the raid risked the lives of 2 Iraqi hostages (as if the guy does care about them), then he said that Wood would have been released anyway and so the raid was unnecessary.
Iraqi blogger Hammorabi wrote something that forced my jaws to drop open and my tongue to dangle out. He wrote that he heard the Grand sheikh of Australia telling Al Jazeera that "the Mujahdeen asked for 25 millions but because he will carry their logical and reasonable demands to the world they agreed to free him." The guy called the kidnappers "Mujahdeen"!!!! And who is this guy?? The grand sheikh of Australia. Of what? Australia. I cannot hear you. A U S T R A L I A!!!!!
I have been saying over and over and over again that what western countries consider as mainstream Muslim institutions and religious leaders are nothing but radical wahabi Saudi financed Muslim Brotherhood ideology affected entities who cannot work freely in their OWN Muslim countries and immigrate to the west in order to preach their ideology and get protected by the freedom of religion in Western countries. No wonder terrorists are recruiting suicide bombers from Europe, no wonder John Walker Lindh the San Francisco hippie turned taliban got radicalized in a California mosque.
I am not saying that all Islamic institutions and figures in the West are like that. Some of the world's most respected Islamic reformists live in the west. But the spread of Saudi Wahabi petrodollars in many of those institutions is very alarming.
Source: Hammorabi Blog
The communists of Egypt are back! This picture was taken during a recent Kifaya demonstration. Wow, this is getting very interesting. I don't mind a communist comeback at all. We paid a lot, and I mean a lot, when Sadat fought them.