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you have to consider what would happen if a hypothetical international movement began running similar campaigns in the West, supplying:

  • Published and freely distributed copies of material about practical civil disobedience and revolution
  • Formal military consultancy and training
  • Cash funding
  • Practical support in the form of books, t-shirts, stickers, and so on. (Which might seem trivial, but these items turn out to be game changers.)

How many governments in the West would be happy with this kind of interference?

Take away the progressive from the first paragraph and the formal from the "military consultancy and support" and you have a loose definition of the support several exposes have shown Saudi Arabia to have been providing to Wahabinist mosques in the UK and elsewhere. Of course, when they are found out, they deny it and the accused person disappears into the mist like a Catholic paedophile cleric. But there is little interest from a UK Foreign Office that is far more interested in oil and arms contracts than considering the long term consequences of islamist radicalisation.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 07:57:53 AM EST

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