Sanders no doubt thinks that the root cause is poverty and the solution is wealth redistribution, but actually there is abundant evidence that poverty does not cause terrorism. So what does? Here you go, Bernie, straight from the Qur’an:
2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”
8:12: “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!”
8:39: “Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s entirely; then if they give over, surely Allah sees the things they do.”
8:60: “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to strike terror thereby into the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.”
9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”
9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book — until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.”
9:111: “Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.”
9:123: “O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing.”
47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their w
“Sanders: We need to get to the ‘root cause’ of September 11 attacks,” by Daniel J. Roth, Jerusalem Post, April 24, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders voiced his support for Senate legislation that would allow victims of terror attacks to sue foreign governments in federal court.
US Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that America has to get to the “root cause” of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, explaining that unanswered questions concerning Saudi Arabia need to be addressed.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sanders voiced support for Senate legislation that would allow victims of terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments in federal court.
The proposed bill has caused consternation among Saudi officials, who fear they could be held partly responsible for the 2001 event and have threatened to take action if such legislation becomes law.
At least 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals, and questions still remain whether officials within the Islamic kingdom financially supported the perpetrators.
Twenty-eight pages of an 800- page report commissioned by former US president George W. Bush to investigate the 9/11 attacks have been redacted.
Those pages allegedly implicate a number of Saudi officials in the terrorist attacks. In 2003, Saudi Arabia asked for the documents to be released, saying it would give those implicated an opportunity to defend themselves.
The Bush administration refused, citing national security reasons.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told US lawmakers that the kingdom would be forced to sell up to $750 billion in Treasury securities and other US assets in response to the bill if it passed.
“I think there’s a lot about Saudi Arabia that we don’t fully understand. And I want to get to the root cause of it,” Sanders told the show’s moderator, Chuck Todd….