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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saudis Funding Jihad In Balkans

Let me guess, this is all Israel's fault in the new "balanced" approach to the Middle East. From the Times of London:

SAUDI ARABIA is pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into Islamist groups in the Balkans, some of which spread hatred of the West and recruit fighters for jihad in Afghanistan.

According to officials in Macedonia, Islamic fundamentalism threatens to destabilise the Balkans. Strict Wahhabi and Salafi factions funded by Saudi organisations are clashing with traditionally moderate local Muslim communities.

Fundamentalists have financed the construction of scores of mosques and community centres as well as handing some followers up to £225 a month. They are expected not only to grow beards but also to persuade their wives to wear the niqab, or face veil, a custom virtually unknown in the liberal Islamic tradition of the Balkans.

Government sources in traditionally secular Macedonia (official title the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), said they were monitoring up to 50 Al-Qaeda volunteers recruited to fight in Afghanistan.

Remind me, who are our friends and who are our enemies, and why?

(As an aside, it is too bad the Times of London is going behind a paywall this summer. It is an invaluable source of information ignored by the MSM in this country.)

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  1. This has been going on for years. I remember reading both Steven Schwartz and Michael Totten on this topic. (Not going to look for the links now....)

  2. The Saudis have been funding Jihad for decades. This is nothing new. They teach the young violent Wahhabi extremism around the globe and here in the US as well, and these poltiical correct morons say nothing. One day the world will wake up. Lets hope that it is not too late, there are so few true democracies left already.

  3. Told you we should have minded our own business in Bosnia and let the Serbs finish the problem.

  4. @ Paul a'barge: I wholeheartedly agree with your statement.