Fighting ISIS begins in Saudi Arabia

A Canadian writer says the West claims it is fighting to destroy ISIS but it strengthens its ties with those who are funding these terrorists.

“On one hand the West claims it is fighting to destroy Islamic State (ISIS), yet it strengthens its ties with the very people who have spent an estimated $100 billion to spread Wahhabism, the foundational Islamist creed of ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and the Taliban,” wrote Tarek Fatah in an article published on Toronto Sun.

He added that it is “mind-boggling” that such statesmen as President Barack Obama, Prince Charles, French President Francois Hollande, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Archbishop of Canterbury could be taken in by the Saudis. “But the hypocrisy and chicanery of western leaders has not gone unnoticed.”

Fatah went on to refer to Alastair Crooke’s piece in Huffington Post as saying that “You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia.”

The former MI6 agent explains his argument by citing a historic slaughter the Saudis and their ISIS-like allies of the time committed:

“Their (Saudi) strategy — like that of ISIS today — was to bring the peoples whom they conquered into submission. They aimed to instill fear.”

Fatah concluded that as western leaders lined up to pay homage to a new dictator in Riyadh, they pretended they didn’t know that just two weeks before his death, Abdullah’s government had lashed liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi 50 times for the “crime” of defending atheists. Up to 950 more lashes could await the brave Badawi.