Letter: Saudis at root of terror
The loss of 49 innocent lives in Orlando provides us with a stark and sober reminder of the threat Islamic terror still poses. ISIS, the group responsible for the killer’s motivation, continues to propagate a vile and vicious form of Islam. It teaches its adherents to plant a flag of Allah in the White House.
Quoting the Quran, it encourages its followers to cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. And worst of all, it particularly invites war with Christians and Jews, teaching, through Madrassas and other sources, that the Prophet Muhammad turned both Christians and Jews into apes and pigs.
To eventually cure the world of this cancer, we must, in the short-term, bomb ISIS into oblivion and destroy all of its financial and communication networks. In the long term, however, we must address the true source of ISIS support, Saudi Arabia and some of its nearby neighbors. It was no accident that 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 came from Saudi Arabia.
According to Sey Hersh, the Saudi Arabian government itself financially supported Osama bin Laden until his death in 2011. And as a former Secretary of State it was Hillary Clinton, in a private cable, who said, “Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”
To stop this funding, three things must be done. First, Saudi Arabia must be added to the official state sponsor of terror list. Secondly, any Saudi official with links to any terror network must have his property in the United States frozen. And lastly, there needs to be markedly reduced commercial ties between the two countries. Saudi Arabia is where the religion of Islam was born and will thus always pose the greatest threat to the non-Islamic world.
These are turbulent times for us in the United States. It is not fear-mongering to say every time we shop at a mall, attend a sports game or take a flight, there is an enemy out there determined to kill us. And this enemy is not going away any time soon. But with enough endurance and faith and patience, God’s will will prevail. As the Scriptures say, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that it set on a hill cannot be hid.” We must always be that light unto the rest of the world.
And as our own Prophet Isaiah (i.e. President John F. Kennedy) commanded us in 1961, we must “‘undo the heavy burdens … and… let the oppressed go free.” In JFK’s time, the main enemy of freedom was the Soviet Union. In our time the main enemies of freedom are Islamic terrorists and communist China. Now with God’s help and God’s grace, let us do our duty in defending freedom with the hopes that one day all will be free.
Carbondale, candidate for Congress
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