The Islamic Terrorism Club

(Weekly Standard) - Stephen Schwartz The same Riyadh regime that continually promises to curb incitement by its state-supported Wahhabi clerics and media leaves unimpeded inflammatory websites that recruit for violent jihad. At the same time, according to a study by Jonathan Zittrain and Benjamin Edelman of Harvard Law School entitled "Documentation of Internet Filtering in Saudi Arabia," the Saudis block such sources of subversion as websites run by the Anne Frank House and Amnesty International, as well as sites relating to Shia Islam, Christianity, and tolerance and interfaith dialogue. No less pernicious are the many text sites available to Saudi citizens solemnly promoting the views of Wahhabi clerics - that Shia Muslims are infidels, that Western culture is dangerous, and that what the rest of the world calls terrorism is legitimate resistance crowned with martyrdom.

2003-11-04 00:00:00

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