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Balderdash (response to: Russia is the root of Islamist proliferation )

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Submitted by Robert (United Kingdom), Jan 18, 2013 at 12:04

All roads of fundamentalism can be traced to the Saudis, and that was well before the 79' Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. All major, reputable sources tell us the nascent of fundamentalisms is the 30's and 40's, with Sayyid Qutb proving that the more extreme you are, the better the Muslim you are. The Saudis decided to export this extreme form if Islamism, Wahaabism, in order to keep their greedy mittens on the gold, keep the people in line and stop any democratic or socialist movements. The buck begins and stops with tyrannical leaders of the arabian peninsula. If it wasn't the Soviets' it would have been someone else; hence, the fundamentalists turning to America after the Soviet collapse.

It is a liberal myth that American/westernized encroachment on Islamic culture is the reason for Islamism; that it is a response is due to western 'aggression' is flat out misplaced. It is an unforgiving and aggressive ideology that now holds great power from the rim Africa to Indonesia. There is not a country along, what I call The Islamic Parallel, that does not have problems containing fundamentalism: Algeria, Mali,Libya, Tunisia, Sudan,Egypt, The Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, many of these countries are unstable and harbingers of extremism. It is a fantastic problem, matched only in its complexity.

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