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What You’re Not Being Told About the Royal Crisis in Saudi Arabia

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 13, 2017

http://theantimedia.org/royal-crisis-saudi-arabia

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  According to the Washington Post’s Fareed Zakaria, in order to understand how traditionally secular Muslim countries became hubs of radicalization in recent years, you need just one example: Saudi Arabia. Zakaria explains:

“In Southeast Asia, almost all observers whom I have spoken with believe that there is another crucial cause [behind the ‘cancer’ of Islamic extremism] – exported money and ideology from the Middle East, chiefly Saudi Arabia. A Singaporean official told me, ‘Travel around Asia and you will see so many new mosques and madrassas built in the last 30 years that have had funding from the Gulf. They are modern, clean, air-conditioned, well-equipped – and Wahhabi [Saudi Arabia’s puritanical version of Islam].’ Recently, it was reported that Saudi Arabia plans to contribute almost $1 billion to build 560 mosques in Bangladesh. The Saudi government has denied this, but sources in Bangladesh tell me there’s some truth to the report.”

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DHS Says Your Child Is A Terrorist Wants to Keep An Eye On Them

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 20, 2014

According to Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security advisor, a child who exhibits unusual behaviour is a potential terrorist.

http://www.infowars.com/white-house-counterterror-chief-confrontational-children-could-be-terrorists/

What kinds of behaviors are we talking about?” she asked. “For the most part, they’re not related directly to plotting attacks. They’re more subtle. For instance, parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home—becoming confrontational.”

From my experience that includes just about every child. My cousin became confrontational as a teenager. She subsequently became an Amway distributor. Terrorism, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. (Just joking B)

Monaco lamented the fact that, “The government is rarely in a position to observe these early signals,” encouraging parents to act as watchdogs to detect radicalization in line with President Obama’s goal of combating homegrown extremism. Read the rest of this entry »

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