A Saudi intelligence survey taken just weeks after 9/11, during mid-October 2001, found 95% support for bin Laden?among 25 to 41 year-olds with college educations, according to a January 2002 New York Times article.
And because of Saudi petrodollars being used to hijack and radicalize the vast majority of the world?s mosques, more and more Muslims around the world are thinking like the Saudis.
Saudi cash is responsible for breeding terrorists, first through brainwashing that starts even before kids can read, then through funding the infrastructure that takes fire-breathing Islamic ?students? and gives their rage purpose.
At a heavily-hyped press conference at the Saudi Embassy in Washington last week, Saudi spokesman Adel al-Jubier announced with great fanfare that his government was consolidating a number of ?charities? into one centralized entity and shutting down the infamous Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which was long believed to be a terrorist front. It took six years of requests?and multiple pledges from the House of Saud that it was finally getting serious about terror financing?for the Saudis to shut down Al-Haramain.
But left untouched were groups like the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, which propagates Wahhabism?Saudi Arabia?s homegrown radical strain of Islam?and promotes jihad and ?martyrdom.?
For those looking to learn more about the financial web the Saudis have spun, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs is holding a hearing Tuesday on terror financing, and the Saudis figure to be featured prominently.
Not high on the agenda, though, is the Saudi takeover of Islam in America. Which is too bad. Who knows how many American Muslims already feel the same as the Saudis about bin Laden?
Joel Mowbray, who got his start with Townhall.com, is an award-winning investigative journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist and author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security.
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