Thoughtful essay by Muslim convert Stephen Schwartz of the aforementioned Center for Islamic Pluralism. We can only hope he’s right, that terrorism can be undone by pressures on the Saudis, Syrians and Iranians:
"Islamic extremism is maintained by two ideological forces hiding behind religion: Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia and the adventuristic supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran. Syria, with a radical Arab nationalist regime that does not embrace a religious doctrine, is a halfway house for both, mainly for profit."
UPDATE Oops, I forgot the link.
For all who ever said we shouldn’t be in Iraq but should be fighting Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism, their facist offshoot of Islam, Stephen Schwartz, Muslim convert, bestselling author and Washington consultant, has some news. He says the Saudi religious faction that drives al Q could be losing its grip on the kingdom and Islamofacism:
"Many leading clerics and intellectuals among Sunni Muslims indicate that King Abdullah has effectively told the Wahhabis that they will no longer receive official subsidies, and must end their violent jihad around the world. The greatest impact of this development may be seen in Iraq, but Wahhabis everywhere have begun to worry about their future. In a totalitarian system like Wahhabism, the weakest links snap first. And the beginning of the end for them may now be visible in the Muslim Balkans."
Worth a read. Via Michael Barone in US News & World Report.