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By Abigail R. Esman
A forward looking must-read about the potentially irreversible consequences of blending foreign investment and radical ideology
Influence and investment in the USA by Muslim nations — particularly Saudi
Arabia and the UAE — not only continues, but is escalating, invading our
institutions with the $20 million grant to Harvard University by Saudi Prince
Alwaleed bin Talal for the establishment of an Islamic Studies program
(which can surely be expected to teach the kinds of things that similarly
-sponsored schools teach in Europe); with the purchase last fall by Dubai's
crown prince Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of 230 Park Avenue,
the building above New York's Grand Central Station; with the takeover by
another Dubai firm, Dubai Holdings, of the Doncasters Group, a UK-based
manufacturer of parts for military aircraft, tanks, and petrochemical
markets with plants throughout the US and Europe.
Doncasters' — now Dubai Holding's — biggest clients? Boeing, Honeywell,
Siemens, and General Electric.
If you haven't heard of Dubai Holdings, the company that just purchased
Doncasters while you weren't looking, you might want to find out more.
They also have a $1 billion share of Daimler/Chrysler, makers of such
commonly used US and European military equipment as ground transport
vehicles and of such vital military weapons as missiles.
Moreover, Doncasters — now Dubai Holding — maintains close connections
with General Electric — the company that not only produces turbine
engines for Boeing (among others) but, as it announces proudly on its web
site, "Whether you're with a federal, state or local government agency, GE
offers innovative technologies to help make your world safer. GE can
integrate the latest advancements with your existing equipment and IT
systems so you can increase security at embassies, borders, military
installations, water treatment plants and other critical public infrastructure.
Plus these integrated systems capture valuable data you can use to
improve procedures, investigate events and prevent others from
happening at all."
It has an international blue chip customer base in the aerospace and
industrial gas turbines industries and the automotive turbocharger and
medical technologies sectors.
Doncasters has long standing and very close working relationships with all
the leading global players in every area of its operations. Clients include
Boeing, GE, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell in aerospace and Siemens.
This investment follows a series of strategic, value-driven investments by
DIC including a $1 billion investment in DaimlerChrysler, the £800 million
acquisition of The Tussauds Group, along with its anchor investments of
$272 million in JD Capital investment company in Jordan and $150 million in
Ishraq, a company formed to develop and own up to 22 Express by Holiday
Inn hotels in the Middle East.