Thursday, April 28, 2005

That doesn't sound so peaceful!

In what must have been lost in the translation, a Saudi Sheik says it's Okey-dokey to kill Yankees:
“If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so,” says Sheik Saleh Al Luhaidan in Arabic on the October audiotape from a government mosque, obtained by NBC News.

While Luhaidan warns Iraq is risky because “evil satellites and drone aircraft” watch the borders, he stresses making the trip to fight Americans is religiously permissible.

“The lawfulness of his action is in fighting an enemy who is fighting Muslims and came for war,” says Luhaidan.

“This statement shows the real face of the Saudi government,” Saudi dissident Ali Al-Ahmed of the Washington-based Saudi Institute told NBC, noting Saudi officials, including Luhaidan, publicly oppose holy war in Iraq, but send a different message in private.

“He is telling Saudis it’s OK to go to Iraq and kill Americans and Iraqis and they won’t be punished for doing that,” says Al-Ahmed.

When a Saudi spokesman denied the authenticity of the tape, the network contacted Luhaidan himself in Saudi Arabia to play the tape.

“Yes, this is my voice,” the sheik confirmed in Arabic.
The sheik then broke into a melodic, "This is my finger, this is my thumb, this is my Koran, you better run."

While the Left continues to see a problem with the US fighting terrorists on Iraqi battlefield, the Saudis are doing us a favor by sending their best terrorists to Mosul instead of Minneapolis.

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