Now that you've seen the error of your ways, how about joining the "new world economic order," hmm?
He also just got done imploring the Saudis for financial aid, going so far as to promise "business leaders in the Gulf that they would have a say in any future new world economic order." To which JW reader Morgaan asks, "Who is Gordon Brown to be making pledges on behalf of the whole Western world that Saudi Arabia will have a say in sculpting the new world financial order?"
"Britain's Brown meets Saudi terrorist suspects," by Jane Wardell for the Associated Press, November 2:
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with former Saudi inmates of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay as he toured a de-radicalization facility on Sunday."Radical Islam" is practically synonymous with Wahhabism, the Saudi endorsed "version" of Islam, which children are taught from the moment they can read. This assertion totally contradicts itself, but don't expect Brown to notice, or care.
Saudi officials claim their efforts at rehabilitating extremists using months of reasoned argument against radical Islam have a success rate of 80 to 90 percent: Only 35 people out of 3,200 in the program have been re-arrested for security offenses...
Brown spoke with six men at the facility near the capital Riyadh and shook hands with two inmates who had each spent six years at Guantanamo Bay as a result of their al-Qaida links.
Preventing young British Muslims, particularly those with family ties to Pakistan, from embracing violent extremism has become a key priority for Britain's security services since four British men killed 52 commuters in suicide bomb attacks on London's transport network in 2005.[...]
The Saudi innates are kept in secure compounds with facilities such as gyms and swimming pools while imams give them lessons on moderate Islam...