The first week in February, the Saudis are going to hold a huge Taqiyya conference — uh, that is, Anti-Terror conference. It looks from this article as if the participants are going to zero in fearlessly on the cause of all international terrorism: why, Israel, of course.
From the Arab News, with thanks to Anthony:
JEDDAH, 24 November 2004 “” Forty-three countries and several international organizations will attend the first global anti-terror conference in Riyadh from Feb. 5-8, a senior Foreign Ministry official said. “We have invited all countries that have suffered from terrorism to the conference and all have agreed to take part,” said Prince Turki ibn Muhammad, assistant undersecretary for political affairs at the ministry, Al-Riyadh Arabic daily reported.
The conference aims at exchanging information and experience and fostering cooperation in the fight against terrorism. It will also address measures to help tackle money laundering as well as drug and arms smuggling.
Prince Turki said Israel’s obstinacy in dealing with the Palestinian issue as well as the international community”s apathy to the issue had contributed to the spread of violence and terrorism in the Middle East. He said the international community had begun recognizing Saudi Arabia’s firm stand against terrorism and had commended its efforts in combating terrorism at both national and international levels.
All right, Turki. I hope your little conference will explain to us how jihad violence in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Kashmir, Russia, Nigeria, and elsewhere have to do with Israel.