Arab leaders announce joint force to intervene in region’s wars. With his country embattled in conflict, Yemen President Hadi calls the Shiite group, which has taken over large parts of the country, Iranian "puppets.
" (Reuters) CAIRO — Arab leaders announced Sunday that they would form a joint military force to intervene in neighboring states grappling with armed insurgencies. It is a dramatic step to quell the unrest that has broken out in the wake of the region’s uprisings, but some analysts warned it could exacerbate the conflicts that have polarized countries and left hundreds of thousands dead. The announcement at a summit of Arab leaders in Egypt came as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition carried out scores of airstrikes across Yemen overnight Saturday and again Sunday, the fourth day of a campaign against Shiite rebels known as Houthis. That coordinated operation, involving mostly Arab countries, could represent a prototype for future joint Arab military interventions in the region. Saudi airstrikes in Yemen Read more: Ex-NYPD Detective: Muslim-Only 'No Go Zones' Could Come to US.
The rise of so-called "no-go zones" in France — segregated Muslim communities governed by local imams and abandoned by French police — are the handiwork of Islamists who plan to spread them throughout the non-Muslim West, a former New York City police detective told Newsmax TV on Tuesday.
"I think this is actually a strategy that is slowly being implemented worldwide by radical Islam," Harry Houck, a private investigator and retired NYPD detective, told "The Steve Malzberg Show," describing a process of gradual takeover that he said is key to the Islamists' dream of world dominion. Story continues below video. Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV Ch. 349 and DISH Ch. 223 Get Newsmax TV on your cable system – Click Here Now "What they do is they imitate the free countries and then ask the politicians that are giving these free zones — these no-go zones — [to] let them implement some type of Sharia law," said Houck. He called that collaboration ultimately "suicidal.
" Related Stories: US Sponsored “Islamic Fundamentalism”: The Roots of the US-Wahhabi Alliance. The alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia helped spread the ideology of fundamentalist Sunni Islam all over the globe.
The majority of its victims are not citizens of Western countries, but citizens of countries that U.S. elites consider a threat to their economic and geopolitical interests. Many victims of Sunni extremism (often called Wahhabism or Salafism) are in fact Muslims (often with a secular leftist or nationalist political background), moderate Sunni or members of Shiʿite Islamic faith. This article addresses the history of Wahhabi fundamentalism and the examples of Afghanistan in the 80s, as well as the current situation in Syria.
Both cases illustrate America’s responsibility for the destruction of secular, socially progressive societies in the Islamic world and elsewhere. The Origins of Wahhabism Wahhabi ideology serves U.S. interests for several reasons. According to Robert Dreyfuss, the Saudi-Wahhabi alliance: Conclusion Notes 2 4 Ibid. 6 7 8 9 11. What ISIS Really Wants. What is the Islamic State?
Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal.
“We have not defeated the idea,” he said. The group seized Mosul, Iraq, last June, and already rules an area larger than the United Kingdom. Our ignorance of the Islamic State is in some ways understandable: It is a hermit kingdom; few have gone there and returned. The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior.
But Adnani was not merely talking trash. I. You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia BEIRUT — The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West.
Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?” It appears — even now — that Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite is divided. Some applaud that ISIS is fighting Iranian Shiite “fire” with Sunni “fire”; that a new Sunni state is taking shape at the very heart of what they regard as a historical Sunni patrimony; and they are drawn by Da’ish’s strict Salafist ideology.
Many Saudis are deeply disturbed by the radical doctrines of Da’ish (ISIS) — and are beginning to question some aspects of Saudi Arabia’s direction and discourse. But this “cultural revolution” was no docile reformism. All this behavior, Abd al-Wahhab denounced as bida — forbidden by God.