Mr. President: Stop Appeasing Islam!
January 11, 2012 by John Myers
Brace yourself for at least another year of President Barack Obama selling out America’s interests to Islam, regardless of the economic or social consequences.
An open letter to Obama:
Dear Mr. President,
It is time for you to stop sucking up to Islamic nations and the grand ambitions of Islam. After three years in the Oval Office, you should have realized one very important lesson: appeasing Islam only weakens America. Millions of Muslims hate our guts, and no amount of foreign aid or good will is going to change that fact.
It is my most sincere hope that when the next President takes office in 12 months, you will begin to see the error of your ways.
A citizen with deep concerns,
America’s Faustian Deal
Obama is hardly the first President to try to appease the Islamic world. A policy of spending and appeasement of the Arabs began in 1944 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Col. William A. Eddy as the first U.S. foreign minister to Saudi Arabia. Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, told Eddy, “We will use your iron, but you will leave our faith alone.”
After more than six decades, the United States has spent and invested almost $3 trillion in oil and arms on Saudi Arabia. Washington has given once-poor Bedouin camel campers some of the most advanced weaponry and technology in the world.
None of it has fundamentally changed the makeup of Saudi Arabia’s ruling princes. They pride themselves in believing the teaching of Muhammad while practicing a lifestyle that is the envy of Hugh Hefner.
In case you think that Saudi Arabia is progressive, consider this: In 1974, 90 percent of Saudi exports were oil. Just last year, 90 percent of Saudi exports were oil. All the while, sheiks and princes have demanded that America dare not interfere with Saudi religious beliefs. That allows the Kingdom to use oil money to export Islamic extremism in the form of the official Saudi religion, Wahhabism.
In The New York Times in May, columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote:
The Saudi ruling bargain is an old partnership between the al-Saud tribe and the Wahhabi religious sect. The al-Saud tribe get to stay in power and live however they want behind their palace walls, and, in return, the followers of the Wahhabi sect get to control the country’s religious mores, mosques and education system.
The Wahhabis bless the Saudi regime with legitimacy in the absence of any elections, and the regime blesses them with money and a free hand on religion. The only downside is that this system ensures a steady supply of “sitting around guys” — young Saudi males who have nothing other than religious education and no skills to compete — who then get recruited to become 9/11-style hijackers and suicide bombers in Iraq.
Progressive Saudi writer Mai Yamani wrote the book Cradle of Islam. The daughter of Saudi Arabia’s former oil minister, Yamani underscores the truth about a nation that Obama holds in high esteem — despite the fact Saudi money stirs political ferment and even revolution.
In The Daily Star of Beirut, Lebanon, Yamani wrote: “Despite the decade of the West’s war on terror, and Saudi Arabia’s longer-term alliance with the United States, the Kingdom’s Wahhabi religious establishment has continued to bankroll Islamic extremist ideologies around the world.”
Say what you will about the paranoia during the anti-Red frenzy; at least in the 1950s and ’60s, the United States and its leaders recognized that communism was a danger. Two generations later, Islam in the extreme is just as dangerous.
In his book America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, Mark Steyn wrote: “The Saudis fund mosques that radicalize distant Muslim populations from Indonesia to Oregon, and schools that turn out terrorists on every continent on the face of the Earth. They set up Islamic lobby groups that put spies in our military bases and terror recruiters in our prisons. They endow think tanks that buy up and neuter the massed ranks of retired diplomats, and assistant secretaries of state, and national security advisers: as the journalist Matt Welch remarked, if you close your eyes, America’s ex-ambassadors to Saudi Arabia sound like they’re Saudi.”
In 2005, a 23-year-old American citizen named Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted of conspiracy to commit terrorism, including a plot to assassinate President George W. Bush. Abu Ali had gone to Saudi Arabia to study after graduating from The Islamic Saudi Academy in Virginia. Abu Ali was the 1999 valedictorian of the school, which is run by the Saudi government.
Steyn writes: “It’s on American soil but it describes itself as ‘subject to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ and its classes are based on ‘the curriculum, syllabus, and materials established by the Saudi Ministry of Education.’”
Wahhibism is being taught not far from our Nation’s capital. Can you imagine Virginian kids attending Mao Zedong High in the 1960s?
Americans do not enjoy reciprocal freedoms in Saudi Arabia, a nation that doesn’t even allow women to drive.
The Saudis harvest what knowledge and technology the United States can provide in return for their oil, which is now priced above $100 per barrel — five times higher than it was on 9/11. It is a good deal for Saudi Arabia; and under Obama, the United States will become ever more dependent on Saudi oil. With the Greens in the Democratic Party, a blockade is being set up to stop imports of oil sands from Canada. Meanwhile, new leases to drill offshore are few and far between and development of Alaska’s rich reserves is at a standstill.
As new technologies fail to deliver on the promises made by the Greens, we are more and more at the mercy of Islam. And in case you haven’t noticed, Islam is not big on mercy.
Perhaps a new President will change directions. But if Obama is re-elected, expect the cancer that is extreme Islam to spread and threaten not only our economy but our way of life.
Yours in good times and bad,
Editor, Myers’ Energy & Gold Report