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2017-11-26 Arabia
Muslim World League chief on mission to wipe out extremist ideology
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Posted by Fred 2017-11-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [244 views ]  Top
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#1 We shall see.
Posted by newc 2017-11-26 00:45||   2017-11-26 00:45|| Front Page Top

#2 That would have been nice 20 years ago.
Posted by Herb McCoy7309 2017-11-26 06:26||   2017-11-26 06:26|| Front Page Top

#3 Starting to notice the wrath they are generating among the civilized world? Coincidence with the destruction of ISIS Caliphate and the plague of local terrorism it sparked in its short existence?
Posted by Procopius2k 2017-11-26 08:04||   2017-11-26 08:04|| Front Page Top

#4 Would have been nicer 800 years ago, Herb.
Posted by AlanC 2017-11-26 08:12||   2017-11-26 08:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Taqiya uber alles
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-11-26 08:25||   2017-11-26 08:25|| Front Page Top

#6 At least they are moving on it now. I do see a change.
And things feel calmer.
Posted by newc 2017-11-26 10:26||   2017-11-26 10:26|| Front Page Top

#7 With the rise of fracking, Arabs and Muslims are more bother than not. They're just not worth it
Posted by Frank G 2017-11-26 10:57||   2017-11-26 10:57|| Front Page Top

#8 Pretending to be peaceful heretics, to cover the fundamentalist jihad. I'm calling complete BS.
Posted by Woodrow 2017-11-26 11:12||   2017-11-26 11:12|| Front Page Top

#9 I do not see it as BS. I see it as a sea change.
With Sisi, Salman, and the majority of Sunni banding together and showing action in this front.

From the Princes detained at the Ritz to the pressure on Qatar and the increased activity with Israel and Lebanon.
Posted by newc 2017-11-26 12:01||   2017-11-26 12:01|| Front Page Top

#10 With the rise of fracking,

Supporting jihad mercenaries isn’t cheap, though it must be less expensive than a proper army. But in a time of tightening belts, it’s an unnecessary luxury. They’re making a virtue of necessity.
Posted by trailing wife 2017-11-26 12:03||   2017-11-26 12:03|| Front Page Top

#11 The geo-strategic insanity of the Salafi and Shia Jihads has become apparent to some big turbans. Economics and military both factors in this "awakening" at least by some on the Salafi side (e.g., some Sauds).

(Paks, obviously, have not gotten the message, so they will have to switch their funding from Saud to Xi.)

Also, Donald Trump. Never forget the omni-directional impact for novelty and good a moral man who loves freedom and his country has when in position of responsibility for affairs. Last time I remember such a condition was that around GOA MacArthur.

Al-Sisi said it well, something along the lines of, "We trust this man and know he can get these things done that need doing [taking down the Jihads], opening MENA to modernization."

Domestically, we see "conservative" Never-Trumpers, some at least, realizing opportunities glimmering around this moral man, opportunities to accomplish law-abiding and government simplifications they have long wanted but, hobbled by their own moral cowardice, feared impossible.

Good men remove fear. And without the drag of fear, history becomes good people's open field running, gradually, but picking up speed. The sense of grandeur returns and with it cheer and invention.
Posted by TopRev 2017-11-26 14:48||   2017-11-26 14:48|| Front Page Top

#12 So blame the social change on Trump pressure or the ruling dynasty shift or fracking and falling oil prices or forecast of failing reserves. We will see multigenerational change in our lifetimes.
Posted by Skidmark 2017-11-26 20:34||   2017-11-26 20:34|| Front Page Top

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