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When young Saudis are bored to death and no jobs, Al Qaeda may blame it on America.

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posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 12:25 PM
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news.yahoo.com...


Saudi youth are chronically bored in a country that can't provide them with jobs and restricts their personal freedoms, one of Saudi Arabia's most well-known Internet bloggers says.

Ahmed al-Omran, aka "Saudi Jeans," says Saudi Arabia may be a model state for powerful clerics who oversee the strict application of sharia, or Islamic law, in society but for young people life can offer bleak choices.




And Islamist hardliners, or the "forces of darkness" as Omran's blog has dubbed them, have come out fighting against liberal trends in society, arguing there must be limits to change in the land where Islam was born and which contains its holiest shrines.

"They are visualizing that if we change anything this whole country will be destroyed. They view people who call for changes as people who want to destroy the country and are against religion," said Omran, who admits that society remains deeply conservative in general.

But he added: "You've got this feeling that the day will come when everything explodes. But when it does, will we be able to handle the situation?"


Who do you think will be blamed for this on? America? Because the country is extremely conservative and freedoms are oppressed and the Islamic values are imposed on them? Al Qaeda (which has the same views as Wahhabis) can used these people and tell them that it was America's fault because their lives suck so they must commit martyrdom to enjoy the fruits of life that Allah may grant them if they join the Jihad.


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posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 01:59 PM
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Part of the reason for high unemployment is that Saudi relies so much on foreign workers to do most of the "menial" jobs, while Saudi's are in supervisory or managerial positions.


The House of Saud brought this whole thing up on themselves with the marriage
of the son of Muhammad ibn Saud with the daughter of Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab in 1744, basically sold their soul to Wahhabism.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 02:42 PM
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No wonder we're getting so many reports of crazed foreign jihadis. Makes some sense, I suppose. Nothing to do, no one to talk to, no jobs, no entertainment...why not turn to jihad?Better than rotting away on their asses, or so their thinking goes.

DE



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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Perhaps because the US tends to favor and support the totalitarian and feudal monarchy that rules that country?

I guess our nation priorities of spreading democracy and freedom only applies where our nations interest are in Jeopardy.

Meanwhile our Nation support types of governments like the Saud house as long as they are willing cooperative and personaly friendly with the ruling class in the US.

But I guess you knew that Deltaboy you are smart enough, you only want some manipulated debate here.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 03:49 PM
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Marg, in this case, America supports this govt. because its in our interest not to get involved with its values that it imposes, but about strategic partnership with its oil since Roosevelt met the King of Saudi Arabia during WW2. After all people would say we are interfering with their country right?
Its not like we Americanized the Saudi people. However, their society puts young people like this person complaining about their life in a situation that Al Qaeda may used to blame America for its problems. After all, the Saudi govt. is trying to appease the religious people that it is Islamic enough, whatever that means. Nothing manipulative.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 04:03 PM
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deltaboy

Our government had not problem getting into the affairs of the country of Iraq and their sovereignty.

Remember that oppress regimes bring drastic behaviors as joining terrorist groups just as to get away from reality for young people that knows no better and are easily brain washed

While in Saudi, the Royal family and their children enjoy education abroad and western taste of living that only money can buy for them. The rest of the population live on a tied Islamic rule.

Remember that it was Saudi nationals in the group that orchestrated 9/11.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 04:07 PM
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The shoring up of Saudi Arabia by the West proves spreading democracy has nothing to do with it.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
deltaboy

Our government had not problem getting into the affairs of the country of Iraq and their sovereignty.


Neither did we had problem with Afghanistan but somehow it happens so far away doesn't it?


Remember that oppress regimes bring drastic behaviors as joining terrorist groups just as to get away from reality for young people that knows no better and are easily brain washed


Young people who decides to go after America, and not fight a civil war against the regimes. Which one do you think works better? America does not control those countries. Otherwise they be listening to us and bow down to us fully. We back them up as allies, but we don't control them. Think of America helping the Soviet Union and Stalin during WW2. Al Qaeda says that those regimes are making your lives miserable because of religion(they won't say that one), jobs and so on, go after America.


While in Saudi, the Royal family and their children enjoy education abroad and western taste of living that only money can buy for them. The rest of the population live on a tied Islamic rule.


If they were imposed by strict Islam, they probably join the Jihad too.


Remember that it was Saudi nationals in the group that orchestrated 9/11.



And so were Egyptians, Lebanese, United Arab Emirates. All of them from Muslim countries with strict laws.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by rizla
The shoring up of Saudi Arabia by the West proves spreading democracy has nothing to do with it.


By buying oil and selling weapons? Sounds more like trade. I don't remember that the U.S. telling the Saudi govt. to make their peoples' lives miserable. Remember that they have what people called the religious police.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 06:41 PM
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And so were Egyptians, Lebanese, United Arab Emirates. All of them from Muslim countries with strict laws.


Egypt and Lebanon are not "muslim countries with strict laws". Lebanon is only about 50% ish Muslim. The other half Christian and other sects.

Egypt also has a huge Chritian minority. Both are secular governments.

UAE is probably different, but they are next door to Saudi.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by stumason


Egypt and Lebanon are not "muslim countries with strict laws". Lebanon is only about 50% ish Muslim. The other half Christian and other sects.

Egypt also has a huge Chritian minority. Both are secular governments.


Maybe not the strict laws, however they have Islamists who wants the Muslim people and non-Muslims to follow Sharia, and a govt. that is based on the Sharia law in both countries. I checked up on the Egyptian constitution and its based on the Sharia law. And that its official religion is Islam. However, you are right that both govts. are secular.

almashriq.hiof.no...

This one is about the Islamists in Lebanon. Long reading.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 07:47 PM
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I have to assume that with all the hate muslim threads that this is a warning of a possible white flag op so that we can start WWIII soon? I mean nobody is up for it right now... we had fun with this a month or so ago and now its time to move on.

Maybe NK is more interesting right now. How about the globalists have Lil'Kim say something stupid this weekend so that we can mock him next week?



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