- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The world’s biggest con game is called Saudi Arabia, and this successful con game’s target is the United States. The American public doesn’t know about it because the Western media pay little attention to what is broadcast day and night over the state-controlled Saudi radio and TV and what the mullahs in the mosques preach as reported in the Saudi media.

The Western media publishes Saudi government handouts but ignores the sanguinary messages the Saudi media broadcast to the Arab peoples.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should include a trip to Riyadh for a discussion about this violent anti-Western and anti-American propaganda that pollutes Saudi media in Allah’s name.

The Middle East Media Research Institute monitors Saudi TV and has made available TV clips that should shock every American right up to President Bush. Here is an excerpt from a recent sermon by Saudi Cleric Musaa Al-Qami, who says spreading Islam by the sword is at times justified:

“The chaos evident today in the human race ” killing, attacks, rape, robbery and so on ” the cause of all this is that the flags of the Jews, the Christians, and other faiths are raised higher than the flag proclaiming, ‘There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger. … ‘ ”

“What position should we adopt toward Allah’s enemies? There are those who don’t want us even to use the term ‘Allah’s enemies.’ They don’t want us to say that the Jews and the Christians are Allah’s enemies. They don’t want us to say that the Jews and Christians are the enemies of the Muslims and Islam.”

Saudi Researcher Suiheila Hammad joins the hue and cry against America’s neo-conservatives charging they “have said within 30 years we will eliminate Islam. Among the targeted regimes are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Iran. This is part of the existing conspiracy. It will divide all the Arab countries into mini-states. … Without a doubt, it is Jewish-Zionist. [sic]” No neo-conservative has ever said that or, for that matter, would say anything like that. But the Islamic radio and TV network does not allow infidels to appear on its shows, particularly infidels who note that 15 of the 19 terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, were Saudis.

I don’t know what Saudi textbooks teach Saudi schoolchildren but I imagine they don’t differ widely from those in other Arab schools. Syrian textbooks from fourth-grade up teach that:

” Zionism is really a form of colonialism similar to Nazism.

” Zionism endangers the Arab world and prevents its unification.

” Israel, an aggressive and expansionist enemy, is responsible for the Arab world’s backwardness.

” When they grow up they must engage in jihad or holy war against Israel and seek martyrdom ” suicide attacks, of course.

” Real peace with Israel would be treason.

” Arab leaders who negotiate with Israel are spies and traitors.

” Even outside of Israel, Jews are a menace and should be exterminated.

If the above sounds incredible half-a-century after the Holocaust, here’s a translated quote from the textbook “Islamic Education for the Tenth Grade, 1999-2000,” Page 116:

“The logic of justice obligates the application of the single verdict [on the Jews] from which there is no escape; namely, that their criminal intentions be turned against them and that they be exterminated. The duty of Muslims of our time is to pull themselves together, unite their ranks, and wage war on their enemy until Allah hands down his judgment on them and us.”

But there is much more.

High-level meetings between Israelis and Palestinians are fine. But what good are they if Arab schoolchildren are taught to venerate jihad and become jihad warriors themselves when they grow up? Saudi Arabia supports the extremist factions, finances them ” and how is its stupid generosity repaid? On May 13, 2003, three nearly simultaneous suicide bombings hit residential housing complexes in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s con game has been going on for decades. But a day of reckoning is coming, and soon.

Arnold Beichman, a Hoover Institution research fellow, is a columnist for The Washington Times.

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