Carter backs Bush's stand on seaport-operations dealFormer President Jimmy Carter downplayed criticism of White House support of an Arab-owned company's purchase of a major seaport-operations firm.
O'reilly is also backing this, saying we can't spit in the eye of the arabs since we want to encourage noderate muslims, and the UAE is our ally.
Of course, we all know around HERE in the Theban plain, that the problem is not 'arabs'. It's what arabs teach each other. It's the idea that if the govt of the UAE is our ally it means we question how long they will be around and what the people there think and believe. We have already seen in another post that SOME PEOPLE (i.e. imams with enough popularity to get their quttbas on TV) believe that muslims didn't do the bombings in the UK since christians and jews do these types of things. Why wasn't this guy laughed out of town? In a moderate muslim population he'd be history.
Indian islahi Centre, U.A.E. was established in the early 1980s; Dubai as its headquarters. The formation of this organisation helped all Salafi scholars, who were doing their services independently, to come together and work in an organised manner. Later branches were formed in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and various other places in the U.A.E. Now it has branches in all emirates of the U.A.E.And another seemingly popular imam? Hey, maybe this guy is the David Duke of UAE, and they are all Quakers by comparison ...but WHY TAKE A CHANCE NOW?
Hold an investigation. Air it out.
Georgie, shut up for bit, eh. You are making it worse for yourself.
SHUT UP GEORGIE.
Here are the most interesting paragraphs from the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the 911 panel:
"Aerial surveillance spotted an official United Arab Emirates jet at the camp, and it became clear that senior UAE officials were there hunting and apparently meeting with Bin Laden. "Policymakers were concerned about the danger that a strike might kill an Emirati prince or other senior officials," the commission's report said.
"A commission official said the panel was still investigating why senior officials from the UAE, considered an American ally, were meeting with Bin Laden.
(cross posted at Villagers with Torches)