Almost every terrorist attack in the West has had some connection to Saudi Arabia. Virtually none has been linked to Iran.
For five decades, Saudi Arabia has spread its narrow, puritanical and intolerant version of Islam across the Muslim world. Osama bin Laden was Saudi, as were 15 of the 19 9/11 terrorists...
The Islamic State draws its beliefs from Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi version of Islam...
Saudi money is now transforming European Islam... Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany...
...In recent years the Saudi government, along with Qatar, has been “providing clandestine financial and logistic support to [the Islamic State] and other radical Sunni groups...” Saudi nationals make up the second-largest group of foreign fighters in the Islamic State and, by some accounts, the largest in the terrorist group’s Iraqi operations. The kingdom is in a tacit alliance with al-Qaeda in Yemen.
According to an analysis of the Global Terrorism Database by Leif Wenar of King’s College London, more than 94 percent of deaths caused by Islamic terrorism since 2001 were perpetrated by the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and other Sunni jihadists. Iran is fighting those groups, not fueling them.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Which country showers Radical Islam with cash?
To be sure, Iran is not an angelic country, and supports some "very bad actors." But, according to