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originally posted by: draoicht
A sad day
Some history of the Wahabist/Salafist school of Islam.
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab died in 1792. The creator of Wahabism.
Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) and Jamal al-Din al-Afghani (1839-1897) are "credited" with starting he Salafist school of Islamic thought.
The sad fact is that both of these schools were embraced by the Saudis to combat the rise of Nasser and the theory of Pan Arabism.
The imposition of "God" was seen to be less disruptive than allowing the unification of the Islamic world with a political ideal.
America did not create these ideas.
America did not impose these ideas.
The House of Saud fostered and imposed these ideas to keep their population in a State of Fear.
They continue to spread this poisonous cult in the wide world through their system of funding mosques.
America may have to reconsider its choices but is guilty of nothing more than tolerance when it comes to the creation of the beliefs of the "Islamic State".
If the CIA made errors in recent Middle East Policy it might be worth examining where they got their instructions from.
The intellectual base for "Radical Islam" is far older than the CIA and has a much bigger budget.
(my sympathies today are with the innocent people who lost their lives, family or friends in Orlando)
originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: CIAGypsy
Gays Must Die Says Speaker At Orlando Mosque - WFTV 9 Orlando Report
How small does one's mind have to be? How seriously intellectually limited does one have to be, to recognize DEATH as the only answer? This man needs to be in jail and away from civilized people.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: Ksihkehe
Although I do agree that some of the measures taken, especially by TSA, seem useless, I think I have to disagree that they do "not stop anything".
I knew someone in a position where he would know things, some years back, who could not give details at all, but did mention that if the public had a clue about the potential threats that were regularly stopped by feds, we would be living in terror.
I think that we, the naive public, really have no idea what is going on. The fact that more attacks are occurring might just mean that the threats are ramping up to the point that once in a while they get away from those trying to stamp them out. For every one that we know about, they might be thwarting dozens.
They can't tell the public. We need to not be distracted from our social media, shopping, sporting events, and every-day lives.
originally posted by: olddognewtricks
a reply to: CIAGypsy
Have located the list and is it posted?
Arkansas Library Association members nonplussed by ISIS threat
– Continuing their approach of hacking low-level sites and databases, the Islamic State’s cyber-wing has released the names, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses of 800 library workers from small towns in Arkansas. IS’s request is that its supporters in the US take it upon themselves to target the individuals named. The FBI, however, do not consider that the library workers are under any considerable threat.
Rather than offer to provide security to the civilians as they did for NYPD members whose details were leaked by ISIS, the FBI and Arkansas State Police have left it up to the Library Association to notify those named.
One of the named individuals, who asked to remain anonymous, stated relief that “credit card information didn’t get stolen… I think that’s what we’re worried about more than anything else.
"As you continue your aggression towards the Islamic State and your bombing campaign against Muslims, know that we are in your e-mails and computer systems, watching and recording your every move," read the warning to the US military officials.
"We have your names and addresses, we are in your e-mails and social media accounts, we are extracting confidential data and passing on the information to the soldiers of khalafah (caliphate) who soon, with the permission of Allah, will strike at your necks in your own lands!"
"Kill them wherever they may be. Knock on the doors of their homes, cut off their heads, stab them, shoot them in the face or blow them up," the message urged the terrorist organization's operatives.
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
The father says this is a hate crime against gays only, does anybody buy that ?
Here is what I think; this guy hated gays, and was radicalized with ISIS some how, and thought I will kill 2 birds with one stone, and he did from his perspective. Crazy times.