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Reader comment on item: [The Boim Trial:] Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

Submitted by Louis McCarten (United States), Jan 26, 2005 at 21:05

Although this court ruling would appear to be a victory and an excellent place to start combating financing of militant islamic networks --and in fact is-- we have run into a snag here. As we can gauge by this article, it is certainly no secret that militant Islamic networks are doggedly persistent in their endeavours to spread Islam by the sword. In America such Islamist networks have extraordinary economic freedom to regroup and apply US economic entrepreneurial 'knowhow' and oportunities to financing Islamic terrorism. And they will, for atheir beliefs. How the courts will handle this reality is unclear.

What I am getting at is that despite the significant value this court ruling holds for counterrorism in the US and virtually everywhere else we are not at the point where we are pulling the weeds out by the roots. In fact we are likely taking five steps backward for every single step we take going forward. We are a long way from emerging victorious in this battle--much further than we might guess by the success of this court

For those schooled in such matters, it is no surprise to learn that HAMAS is an offshoot of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood which is rooted in Saudi Arabian Wahabbist Islamic ideology and one of the principal sponsors of international terror networks (including al-Qaeda) and has been since the late 1920s when it was founded. To date, the Muslim Brotherhood is widespread in the United States and many areas of the world-- it even owns entire banks such as the al-taqwa bank. Widespread and vigorously conducting its affairs here and around the globe -as mentioned in the above text-also is the Wahabbist political and religious lobby based in Saudi Arabia, its place of origin. Eight out of ten mosques in America are in fact Wahabbist and built by Saudi Arabians. The followers of Wahabbist ideology are likely to fit the category of 'extremists.' and in fact most Wahabi clerics are virtually by definition vigorously and openly anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, and even anti-western. US-based, Wahabbists are free to pursue the American dream, become wealthy and create capital necessary to finance jihad--Islamic Holy War. Neither the Muslim Brotherhood nor the Wahabbist lobby have yet been classified as 'terorist groups.' Given their influence on the development of what we see today as Islamic terror that clearly needs to be addressed and changed--the sooner the better.
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