posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 03:53 PM
Originally posted by junglejakeAs to the Saudi thing, I bring it up because it seems everyone except Bush thinks Saudi Arabia is a major
sponsor of terror, with many, many ties to terror groups. Beyond that, though, CAIR seems to recognize this because they deny (then, for a moment
admit before denying again) they get money from Saudi Arabia.
Why don't you see what's really in your sources? Your entire basis for CAIR having terror ties is because they receive money from a Saudi prince
named Alwaleed ibn Talal. You claim this represents "terror groups".
If you think Alwaleed ibn Talal is a terrorist/terrorist group?, then again you bringing much heavier accusation than just against CAIR. Let's see
how many more groups would be implicated as having terrorism ties from your remarks:
The Prince's activities as an investor came to prominence when he bought a large tranche of shares in Citicorp in the 1990s when that firm was in
difficulties. He has also made large investments in AOL, Apple Computer, Worldcom, Motorola, News Corporation Ltd and other technology and media
His real estate holdings have included large stakes in the Four Seasons hotel chain and the Plaza Hotel in New York; he sold half of his shares in the
latter in August 2004 and invested it back in London's Savoy Hotel and Monaco's Monte Carlo Grand hotel. He holds a 10% stake worth $30 million in
Euro Disney SCA, the organization which manages and maintains the Disneyland Resort Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France.
In January 2005 he purchased the Savoy Hotel in London for an estimated GBP £250 million, and it will now be managed by Fairmont Hotels in which
Prince Al-Waleed owns an estimated 16%. In January 2006 in partnership with the American real estate firm Colony Capital, Kingdom Holdings acquired
Toronto, CA-based Fairmont Hotels for an estimated $3.9 billion.
In 2002, Prince Al-Waleed donated $500,000 to the George Herbert Walker Bush Scholarship Fund, established by the Phillips Academy in Andover,
Massachusetts, to honor former President George H. W. Bush.
In July 2005, he donated $20 million to the Louvre Museum, the largest gift ever to the world's largest museum. It will help to fund the construction
of a wing for the Louvre's vast collection of Islamic art.
In December 2005, Prince Al-Waleed donated $20 million each to both Harvard University and Georgetown University. The donations will finance Islamic
studies at both universities. The $20 million to Georgetown is its second largest donation in history and among the 25 largest for Harvard.
He has also taken a notable pro-American stance, backed up by his $10 million financing of American study programmes at the American University in
This is the same Saudia prince that also owns over 5% of News Corp (which owns FOX news).
I didn't realize how many organizations would now have ties to terror from your remarks. Did you? Did you even really know who you were calling a
terrorist, or did the fact that he was part of the Saudi royal family suffice?
By the way, what does WAMY have to do with CAIR?
[edit on 1-10-2006 by Jamuhn]