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Why The Shallow Learning Curve?

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Feb 6, 2007 at 01:08

BS"D

It's about time people are learning what should have at least been suspected 6 years ago, if not longer.

I first became aware of the problem the year before 9/11. After the "Palestinians" began their latest war against Israel, I began looking at Muslim websites. What I discovered was that most (virtually all with external links) either had on their websites the most violent jihad material, or it was accessable from their links or from the links of the linked sites. It was never more than 3 deep.

At that point I realized that, though not all Muslims are the problem, virtually all the leadership is. Since then, I've been more than a little disappointed in the time it's taking for others to 'get it.' Of course, after 9/11 the websites were 'sanitized', so it became harder to see directly. But still, there have been many excellent sources of accurate information which were and still are so readily available that it is a wonder how many Americans are still terribly misinformed.

Here's just one example of how a long available source of information could have raised awareness of the problem. All Muslims say they want "justice for the 'palestinians'," [ may they indeed get the "justice" they truly deserve!] Anyone who wanted to know what kind of people they are could easily see from this website. Their "gratitude" for American generosity and assistance is especially odious. Since these reprobates are the darlings of the Arab world, isn't it likely their world-views have at least some elements in common? Shouldn't that make people a little suspicious of their supporters?

Alternatively, one need only trace the overall problem to it's roots to see how pervasive it is. In this 2002 article, Frontpagemag sites the following statistic, "the Saudis have funded more than 80 percent of the mosques built in the United States within the last 20 years." The reason that is important is that it is the Wahabi sect of Islam that is the most virulent. Testimony was presented ". . . before the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security on Thursday, June 26, 2003," on ". . . how adherents of Wahhabism, the most extreme, separatist, and violent form of Islam, and the official sect in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have come to dominate Islam in the U.S."

For those unfamiliar with the Saudi connection to Wahbism, or the latter's connection to terror, details are available here, here and here. It is a serious problem, made all the more so by the fact that elements of our security establishment have become so desensitized to it that they think these people can help. And even though many of us are learning, however slowly, what a threat they are, prominant leaders are begining to reach out to and embrace them like never before.

The hate could be uprooted, but it is allowed to fester. It therefore seems inevitable that as children are raised on that hate, a new and more numerous generation of enemies will be spawned within our midst.

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