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The Salafi Crusades ^ | 07DEC12 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 12/07/2012 9:10:25 AM PST by bayouranger

One empire falls and another rises in its place. It’s an old story and it is what we are seeing in the Middle East.

The Islamist resurgence was fed by the collapse of two world powers, the USSR and the US. The fall of the Soviet Union robbed the Arab Socialist dictatorships of their support. The last of these, Syria, is now under siege, by Sunni Islamist militias.

Egypt’s Sadat had made the move to the American camp early enough to avoid the fate of Syria or Iraq, but instead his successor, Mubarak, encountered the fate of the Shah of Iran. With the fall of Egypt, Syria is the last major Arab Socialist holdout, and if it falls, then the Middle East will have shifted decisively into the Salafi column.

Unlike the Soviet Union, the United States has not actually collapsed, but its international influence is completely gone. Bush was accused of many things, but impotence wasn’t one of them. Obama however gave the Taliban a premature victory with a pullout deadline, ineptly waffled over the Iranian and Arab protests, before eventually getting on board with the latter, and allowed the UK and French governments to drag him into a poorly conceived regime change operation in Libya.

The loss of American influence was felt most notably in the Middle East, where its former oil patrons took the opportunity to back a series of Salafi crusades, the political Islamist version of which was known as the Arab Spring. The rise of political Islamists in democratic elections was however only one component of a regional strategy that depended as much on armed militias as on the ballot box.

In Egypt, protests followed by elections were enough to allow the Salafis, a category that includes the Muslim Brotherhood, to take over. That was also true in Tunisia. In Libya, a new American client, the government put up a fight, little realizing that Obama wasn’t Putin. Instead of getting American backing, Gaddafi got American bombs, and the Islamist militias, armed and funded by Qatar with Obama’s blessing, got Libya. In Benghazi they repaid the help they received from Obama and Stevens by humiliating the former and murdering the latter.

In Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood’s militias are racing the Al-Qaeda linked militias to the finish line in Damascus, while Western pundits prattle reassuringly about a moderate and secular Syrian opposition, which is as moderate and secular as Egypt’s Morsi.

The land rush of the Arab Spring has begun as secular governments affiliated with Russia and the United States fall, to be replaced by believers in an emerging Islamist Caliphate. The Arab Spring isn’t 1848; it’s 638, the Mohamedan expansion at the expense of the ailing Byzantine Empire, a rampage that eventually ended in the Islamization of the Middle East. For Salafis, this is their opportunity to Re-Islamize the Middle East under the full force of Islamic law.

The Salafi crusades are the beginning of a new wave of global conquests, with old sheiks using oil money from the decadent West to outfit militias of young men with top quality American and Russian weapons before sending them off to die, while they wait for news of the new caliphate and bed down with their eight wife.

This isn’t an entirely new game. Bin Laden was playing it for decades and Salafi crusaders have been fighting the Ottoman Empire and massacring Shiites for centuries. The notion of the Salafis threatening the Middle East and the whole world would have been even more absurd if American oil companies hadn’t rewarded their tribal allies with inconceivable wealth while turning a blind eye to their ambitions. And the notion that the Salafi crusade would ever extend to Europe would have been even more absurd, if not for the jet plane and the liberal immigration policies of Socialist governments with aging populations looking for a tax base and a voting base.

The Salafis, despite their feigned obsession with the purity of the desert, have piggybacked their conquests on Western technologies and policies, from the wire transfer to the jet plane to the cell phone to liberal political correctness and Third Worldism.

Declining empires want stability without war and they are willing to cut a deal with anyone on the way up who has a large enough army and will promise to keep the peace. Carter’s Green Belt strategy hoped to build a wall of Islamist governments to keep the Soviet Union out of the Middle East. The Soviet Union is dead but the Green Belt strategy has been revived by Obama in the hopes of using political Salafis willing to run for office to hold down the Salafist militias willing to kill everything that moves.

It’s hard to imagine a more decadent strategy than trying to outsource your defense policy to the least evil of your enemies, but variations on that theme have been the American defense strategy since the Salafi terror attacks of September 11.

After a decade of trying to divide the Islamist sheep from the Islamist goats, feeding billions to Pakistan to fight terror, extraditing Gitmo terrorists to revolving door rehabilitation programs run by Saudi Arabia, setting up a Palestinian state, making nice to Muslim Brotherhood front groups at home and then setting up the Muslim Brotherhood with a few choice countries of their own in the Middle East; the United States is less secure than ever for trying to appease its way out of the Salafi crusade.

Handing over Egypt and Tunisia to the Islamists earned us a new wave of attacks on September 11, 2012. What handing over Syria to the Muslim Brotherhood will get us can only be imagined.

But Western leaders have a long history of misreading the Muslim world by assuming that Muslim leaders want what good European and American liberals do. Instead Muslim leaders want the sort of things that even few European right wingers want anymore.

Understanding the Salafi crusades means imagining a society where Anders Behring Breivik wasn’t a deluded madman fantasizing about an international network of knights waiting to carry out acts of terror in a war to seize control of Europe and murder millions, but where he and his ideas were mainstream enough that billionaires would fund them and tens of thousands of young men would go to carry them out while television shows and preachers cheered them as martyrs.

Europeans, of course, shudder at the idea, but they have brought those tens of thousands of Breiviks into their own societies through Muslim immigration and Saudi and Iranian mosques. And they have turned over the Middle East to the sort of men who make Breivik look like a schoolboy.

We saw the Salafi crusades in action on September 11. We can see them in action in Nigeria where Boko Haram terrorists blow up churches and in Mali where Salafi fighters chop off the hands of thieves and give teenage girls 100 lashes for talking to boys on the street. We can see them in action in Aleppo where the bodies of tortured priests turn up and in Israel where their terrorists fire rockets from the shade of schools and hospitals.

The Salafi political victories, militia victories and terror attacks are all part of the same phenomenon, and it is about time that we confronted it for what it is. War is politics by other means and politics is war by other means. To the Salafis seizing power, by the bullet or the ballot, the one are one and the same so long as the road leads to the Islamic empire of the Caliphate. Obama’s forced decline of America has led to a new wave of Salafi conquests and the war for civilization has begun in earnest.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: collaborators; danielgreenfield; filthykoranimals; greenfield; islam; jihad; salafi; salafis; salafism; salafists; sharia; traitors; wot
Speaking of "our friends" catch & release program:

Saudis Release al Qaeda Supporting Imam Apparently jihadi sheik Sulayman al-Alwan has been "reformed" in the Saudi prisons. He's out and ready to take on the world. He was the spiritual advisor to 9-11 hijacker, Abdul Aziz al Omari. And since that time can be seen on radical videos preaching religious justifications for violent jihad against the West.

"Jihadi rehab" through finger -painting in Saudi Arabia

January 26, 2009

Al Qaeda Rehab: Playing with Finger-Paint or Fire? Shevat 1, 5769, 26 January 09 01:23by Avraham Zuroff

( Al Qaeda terrorists are playing with crayons and finger-paint to secure their release from the Guantanamo prison in what is dubbed "Jihadi rehab," but several already have returned to terror.

The prison is located in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

The Saudi government is running the rehabilitation program outside of Riyadh on the grounds of a former resort. To date, the Saudis have "treated" 700 former terrorists. The program's founder, Dr. Awad Alyami, says that his new art students use coloring as a way to get "negative energy out on paper." Alyami added, "It's safe here. It's on the paper, it's not outside."

1 posted on 12/07/2012 9:10:28 AM PST by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger
Salafists killed Sadat in 1981.

Egyptian Islamic Jihad and allied groups, whose members assassinated President Anwar Sadat of Egypt in 1981 and which merged with Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda in the 1990s, grew out of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1970s.

During a military parade celebrating the October war, one military men named Khaled Islambouli (خالد الاسلامبولي من) shot Anwar al-Sadate, to express his opposition to the peace treaty with Israel.

2 posted on 12/07/2012 9:17:50 AM PST by Katechon
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To: Katechon

0bama supported The Muslim Brotherhood (a source of Al Qaeda) in Egypt.

0bama supported the Revolution in Libya, a portion of which was Al Qaeda in the Magreb. See the Qatari arms shipments approved by 0bama which were known to end up in Al Qaeda’s hands.

0bama supports the Revolution in Syria, a portion of which is Al Qaeda imported from Iraq and elsewhere. See arms shipments from Libya to Syria through Turkey, shepherded through our “Consulate” in Benghazi.

So, the Arab Spring is resulting in Al Qaeda gaining strength, influence, and governance in country after country, and 0bama supports each.

From this we can conclude that 0bama likes supporting Al Qaeda.

3 posted on 12/07/2012 9:42:36 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

No. It looks more like the Obama régime is allying with the MB against Salafis jihadis, including al-Qaeda.

Of course, this is stupid, because the MB is aiming, on the long run, at the same goal as al-Qaeda and cies: the Caliphate. But, as we’re seeing in Afghanistan, the Obama régime is using the Muslim Brotherhood to contain and restrain the Salafists.

4 posted on 12/07/2012 10:11:49 AM PST by Katechon
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To: Katechon

Teach me. What is the difference between Salafists and MB?

I need to know more about them.

I put out the previous bit as a teaser to see if anyone can prove, disprove, or otherwise think their way through what appears to be support from the Administration of Islamists.

You seem well informed. Teach me.

5 posted on 12/07/2012 10:24:05 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
The main difference is mostly about the means to get to the Caliphate. The Salafis adhere to a political theology that views muslims in the West as migrants in enemy territory, a realm they speak of as Dar al-Kufr (House of the Heathen) or Dar Al-Harb (House of War) — as opposed to Dar al-Islam. Salafis openly espouse violent jihad to actualize the Caliphate in Europe and North America, whereas the Muslim Brotherhood concentrates on non-violent activities, believing that violent jihad in the West should be postponed until the day when their demographic numbers will be sufficient enough for a full-spectrum offensive against the infidels.

That difference is irrelevant in Gaza and Iraq, for instance, where both Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood embrace suicide-bombings and other forms of satanic violence.

That being said, it can be more complicated than that. I mean -- many Salafists in Syria despise both al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood... More details here.

6 posted on 12/07/2012 10:39:21 AM PST by Katechon
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To: Katechon

So the reason Obama finally had Bin Laden killed, is because he wanted to favor the Muslim Brotherhood over Al Qeada ?

7 posted on 12/07/2012 10:53:00 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Katechon

Nuke Makkah NOW!!!

8 posted on 12/07/2012 11:26:32 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970
Yes sir. I was only waiting for your order.

Target in sight.

Image 438

Ready to launch... Lil' Crusader.

9 posted on 12/07/2012 3:24:48 PM PST by Katechon
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To: Katechon

Ground Zero by the wrath of Allah.

10 posted on 12/07/2012 3:31:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Katechon

Deus vult! Execute.

Awaiting your after action report.....

11 posted on 12/07/2012 5:24:28 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: bayouranger

I’m going to repost this because you do not have to excerpt blogs and a lot of FReepers like to read the the complete Sultan Knish articles here.

12 posted on 12/10/2012 6:03:57 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Go for it!

13 posted on 12/10/2012 7:01:01 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

global jihad bump

14 posted on 12/11/2012 10:37:30 PM PST by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: bayouranger; All

Post/thread BUMP!

15 posted on 12/24/2012 5:08:48 AM PST by PGalt
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