President Trump visited Saudi Arabia’s new Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology on Sunday.
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The Hill reports:
Saudi officials plan to target messaging in addition to using military action “because we know these groups can only be defeated if we defeat their ideology,” Mohammed al-Issa, secretary-general of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, said, according to a Reuters report.
Mohammed al-Issa neglected to mention Saudi Arabia is responsible for the ideology it attributes to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, al-Nusra, and other radical and violent Salafist groups. This contradiction is not addressed by the Saudis, President Trump or his advisers, or the establishment media.
The Muslim World (MWL) League is responsible for spreading Wahhabi intolerance, encouraging Dawah (proselytizing Islam), and the conversion of non-Muslims. The League says it rejects acts of violence and promotes dialogue with the people of other cultures, within their understanding of Sharia, but it has been the subject of ongoing counterterrorism investigations in the United States related to Hamas, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups.
MWL’s International Islamic Relief Organization, according to none other than the Treasury Department, is responsible “for facilitating fundraising for al-Qaida and affiliated terrorist groups.”
“Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil, a high-ranking IIRO official in Saudi Arabia, has used his position to bankroll the al Qaida network in Southeast Asia. Al-Mujil has a long record of supporting Islamic militant groups, and he has maintained a cell of regular financial donors in the Middle East who support extremist causes,” said Stuart Levey, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). “Today we are holding him to account,” the Treasury said on August 3, 2006.
Instead of taking responsibility for creating and fostering Salafist terror groups, al-Issa blamed Iran, although not directly.
“We know, based on strong evidence, that there are some political powers feeding and supporting those terrorist groups; even though they might not agree ideologically, their political agendas meet at some point,” Al-Issa said.