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  1. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    21 Feb '17 20:41
    Might be good to introduce some complexity and nuance into the simplistic Islamaphobia we encounter as the norm here.

    Warning: reading comprehension better than aged 9 years is required.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-wahhabism-saudi-arabia_b_5717157.html

    You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

    ISIS is indeed a veritable time bomb inserted into the heart of the Middle East. But its destructive power is not as commonly understood. It is not with the “March of the Beheaders”; it is not with the killings; the seizure of towns and villages; the harshest of “justice” — terrible though they are — that its true explosive power lies. It is yet more potent than its exponential pull on young Muslims, its huge arsenal of weapons and its hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Its real potential for destruction lies elsewhere — in the implosion of Saudi Arabia as a foundation stone of the modern Middle East. We should understand that there is really almost nothing that the West can now do about it but sit and watch.
  2. 23 Feb '17 18:33
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Might be good to introduce some complexity and nuance into the simplistic Islamaphobia we encounter as the norm here.

    Warning: reading comprehension better than aged 9 years is required.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-wahhabism-saudi-arabia_b_5717157.html

    You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism ...[text shortened]... and that there is really almost nothing that the West can now do about it but sit and watch.
    If ISIS is bad then Saudi Arabia is bad. They are all ultra conservative Wahhabiists that are extremely socially intolerant. Only one is demonized though.
  3. Subscriber mchill
    cryptogram
    23 Feb '17 18:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Might be good to introduce some complexity and nuance into the simplistic Islamaphobia we encounter as the norm here.

    Warning: reading comprehension better than aged 9 years is required.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-wahhabism-saudi-arabia_b_5717157.html

    You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism ...[text shortened]... and that there is really almost nothing that the West can now do about it but sit and watch.
    We should understand that there is really almost nothing that the West can now do about it but sit and watch.



    While were watching, can we have buttered popcorn and Pierre w/ a twist of lemon? (I like mine w/ plenty of ice!)