August 5, 2006


Saudi religious leader blasts Hizbullah (THE JERUSALEM POST, Aug. 5, 2006)

A top Saudi Sunni cleric, whose ideas inspired Osama bin Laden, issued a religious edict Saturday disavowing the Shi'ite guerrilla group Hizbullah, evidence that a rift remained among Muslims over the fighting in Lebanon.

Hizbullah, which translates as "the party of God," is actually "the party of the devil," said Sheik Safar al-Hawali, whose radical views made the al-Qaida leader one of his followers in the past.

"Don't pray for Hizbullah," he said in the fatwa posted on his Web site.

The edict, which reflects the historical stand of strict Wahhabi doctrine viewing Shi'ite Muslims as heretics, follows a similar fatwa from another popular Saudi cleric Sheik Abdullah bin Jibreen two weeks into the conflict with Israel.

What could suit the Wahhabists and al Qaeda better than having the Jews and Christians fight the Shi'ites?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2006 10:02 AM

Confusion to our enemies--the smell of napalm in the morning: And some fools think chaos over there is a bad thing.

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 5, 2006 2:46 PM

Can't make an omelette without walking on eggshells.

Posted by: ghostcat at August 5, 2006 8:24 PM

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (about as Sunni as you can get) is strongly pro-Hezbo.

And Zawahiri's endorsement of Hezbollah must make a lot of Iraqi Shi'ites wonder why the heck Al Qaeda is trying to kill them.

Lou is right.

Posted by: ratbert at August 5, 2006 10:25 PM

We didn't stop opposing Bolshevism just because joined them in a fight with a common enemy.

Posted by: oj at August 5, 2006 10:46 PM

You're one kooky guy,oj. If the nazi's were invading Saudi Arabia we'd have Wahabbi's as temporary allies.Kind of like we do now and precisely like the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait with the Saudi's next on the list or the Turkish alliance with Germany in WWI. They were retromingent jackoffs then and they're the same arrogant morons now. Just like their Shi'a brothers. Hopefully the Shi'a and the Sunni can kill each other off before we're forced to vaporize the whole bunch.

BTW, a plurality in the west had no problem with Bolsheviks who were fighting Nazis and many had no problem with them even if they were neutral. Speaks more to the romantic stupidity of that particular group rather than those concerned with the interests of this country.

Posted by: Tom C.,Stamford,Ct. at August 6, 2006 1:06 AM

Yes, that is the Islamophobe dream, but the reality is quite different.

Posted by: oj at August 6, 2006 8:31 AM