Saudi Gazette Calls Republicans “Jihadists”, Carrying Out “Suicide Attacks”

Did someone say extremist cult of lunatics?

Did someone say extremist cult of lunatics?

Strangely this is not actually meant as a compliment, even though it’s coming from a Saudi publication. And here you might think that the Saudis would appreciate a good “inner struggle”.

Hisham Melhem is the Washington bureau chief of the Al Arabiya News Channel. Al Arabiya is the Saudi alternative to Al Jazeera and it is somewhat less bad than Al Jazeera. That doesn’t mean that Melhem’s rant isn’t unintentionally hilarious.

“The Republican Party, which has been shrinking steadily geographically to the South,” Melhem writes.

I wonder which part of the south, Alaska, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, Idaho and Indiana are in.

“A brigade of firebrands in Congress known as the “Tea Party” wages a quixotic ideological war against what it sees as the evil of “big government.” The members of this group sound and act more like members of a cult, or an extreme religious sect than a political party.”

An extreme religious sect? You mean like Wahhabism? Is Hisham trying to compliment the Tea Party again?

Senate rules require a “supermajority” of 60 votes to prevent one senator from filibustering legislation. The recent spectacle of Senator Ted Cruz (Republican, Texas) railing for more than 21 hours against Obamacare…

Despite being the Washington bureau chief for Al-Saudi, Hisham doesn’t seem to know that the Cruz filibuster was not an actual filibuster.

If the Republican Jihadists, aka the Tea Party, who practice politics as a zero sum game and always threaten suicide attacks, are not checked soon by their diminishing centrist elders, they will transform the Republican Party into a small political sect and either silence and/or drive the centrists out.

What exactly is Hisham’s objection to suicide attacks and Jihadists considering that his bosses are in the businesses of funding them?

Unlike Muslim Jihadists, the Tea Jihad has thus far claimed no lives, not counting apoplectic liberals turning red as they scream at their TVs. Maybe the Saudis should take up government shutdowns instead of suicide bombings. It might be just the kind of “inner struggle” they need.

  • A Z

    What kind of name is Hisham Melhem? If he looked in his family tree what would he find?

    • Clinger of Bible and Gun

      One branch.

      • A Z


        I was thinking if I saw the name out of the blue, I might guess Jewish.

        Of course if I could get away with it and he is not a nice guy I would tell him that to play mind games.

        Why not? They do so much for us.


    That’s rich. Speechless. Typical mooslum. Slap somebody and then go first tell judge he slapped you.

    • logdon

      Or kill your parents and tell the judge you’re an orphan.

    • Guest

      You dirty serbian orthodox aren’t better than jihadists, you are the same!

      • ILIA TOLI

        Albanians have committed many terror acts in USA, Serbs none. Who is the bad guy now?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    This absurd hypocrisy is what you get when the left and the jihadis work together to attack Western civilization.

  • redwood05090

    Hisham Melhem is “an angry Arab”, a media wreck from the 70’s, hobnobbing with the “greats” but a phony as they come, portraying himself to U.S viewers as a reasonable commentator, yet when he writes for the local towel heads he goes apeshit! I never liked the slimy look of his when he appeared on Charlie Rose or CNN where they crave for a reasonable, non militant well spoke man of the desert, who will not shoot hot fire in their timid faces, but in the end he is one of them, a sand freak, a nut job,a caricature, a peddler of filth.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Hisham Melhem’s journalistic rant is about as cohesive as one of Bill Maher’s snarky commentaries. It makes no sense.

  • Shmalkandik

    Perhaps we should have let Sadam have them? Cut a deal on the price of oil in return for leaving him alone, with a promise to do what we e entually proved we could execute, the obliteratio of his army. We’d be rid of the malign Saudi influence on the world. Think aout this if only to remember that wars often have unintended conseuences.

  • Bill James

    The Muslims are simply practicing the democrats version of “civil discourse”:

    -“They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”

    -“Get in Their Faces!”

    -“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

    -“Hit Back Twice As Hard”

    -”We talk to these folks… so I know whose *** to kick.”

    -“hand to hand combat”

    -“It’s time to Fight for it.”

    -“Punish your enemies.”

    -“I’m itching for a fight.”

    -“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for a ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

    (To verify these Obama quotes Google search the quote itself; most are on video)

    -10/25/12 “…Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say,
    “Well, that’s a bull****er, I can tell.'”

    -11/2/12 At a campaign rally following his visit to NJ
    he yelled: “Vote! Voting’s the best revenge!”
    -8/14/12 ABC News, VP Biden speaking to a largely black audience: “Romney wants to let the — he said in the first hundred days he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, ‘unchain Wall Street.’ They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

    The first week of the government “shut down” democrats
    called us…
    Reid: “anarchists”
    Pelosi: “arsonists”
    dem. Sen. Amy Klobuchar: “extremist”; “hostage takers”
    Sen. Schumer: “From another planet”
    Obama: “extortionists”
    VP Biden: “cats”

  • Distantsmoke

    This guy is just writing to his readership. If he wrote that our government was shut down over a verbal argument he wouldn’t have a job any more. His readership wouldn’t believe it. All they know is an eye for an eye and a hand for theft.

  • billobillo54

    Islam:n, a politically totalitarian, oligarchist, socially male authoritarian socio/political phenomenon that includes the legitimization of polygamy, child abuse, extortion, slavery (especially sexual slavery), violence, and the abuse of women, that elevates the pagan moon goddess to monotheistic status….is anti free market, anti Semitic, anti Christian, anti democratic and anti civilization….God save us from the hordes of locusts that call themselves Muslims…

  • Porkys2istan

    Sorry Conservatives. but even a clueless moronic muslim on the other side of the world can see the truth (barely).

    Everything that comprises the Repuplican party is shrinking. The ONLY reason why they control the House is because of gerrymandering, but soon even that won’t save them. Every year the country becomes less CONSERVATIVE christian (but often still christian). But the biggest change is is the decimation of the upper middle class, the only group that actually got something from the Republicans (tax cuts for REGULAR people).

    This last hissy fit from the Teapublicans is like the final cry of defiance at the Alamo before the Mexicans swarm over the walls (pun very much intended :P ).

    Obamacare is the death blow to the Republicans, and that’s why they are fighting it so hard. No matter how bad it is; no matter how much it costs; and no matter how many more times republicans vote to repeal it, once that 30 MILLION people get their SUBSIDIZED insurance through the government then they will have a REAL reason to NEVER vote Republican again (and a real reason to actually vote).

    After 30 years of Obamacare America will be much more like Europe. There will not be Conservatives and Liberals, but rather ‘super Liberals’ (Liberal) and ‘moderate Liberals’ (Labour). American won’t even have the Con of ‘LibLabCon’ because we don’t have a parliamentary system. Third parties are irrelevant.

    As a moderate Liberal, I look forward to working with those of you SANE enough to join the new Labor party against the tree hugging freaknicks. Hopefully the new Labor Party will be able to keep 30 million MORE unskilled Mexians from entering the country, (and 10 million MORE muslims as well).

    The rest of you can move to the newly created countries (in South America) of Kochistan, Aynrandia, and New Zion. :P

    • Clinger of Bible and Gun

      You do know that Hitler belonged to the Labor party before it transformed into the National Socialist party due to labors excessive relationship with Soviet Communists right? Doubt it though…..
      As for the left/right paradigm, it doesn’t exist. The mainstream republicrats are just fabian socialists marching to the same drum with a different beat.
      The super liberals as you referred to are nothing more than atheistic Communists or those who Lenin referred to as useful idiots for the small group of elites to gain and then retain power.
      The only thing the Tea Party is doing is focusing on certain issues, that being smaller government, spending controls, immigration, fair economic issues, and individual responsibility.
      The fact that they are standing against one of the primary instincts of human nature, that being dependency, means they are standing against, now in our generation, more people who desire and are addicted to dependency; means they are in a minority.
      Hamilton wrote that to control a mans subsistence is to control a mans will. A soft-tyranny or soft-slavery, whichever term fits. If your advocating governmental dependency then you are advocating a form of tyranny or slavery to a government or ruling elite.

      Humans are born dependent on their parents just as any other of Gods creations are, it is one of the first and basic principles of human nature and it is only broken when people become sensible enough to handle the responsibility of adulthood.
      This and past administrations have fed that part of human nature and nurtured it until dependency is what most people know or want or expect from government.
      This government appears to want everyone to remain in a state of perpetual childhood being totally dependent on them while allowing only a certain amount of freedom to make the people feel as if they have realistic choices.
      Obamacare may be one of the hallmarks of this philosophy and it may well contribute to the addiction of dependency and many people may want it, but that still doesn’t make it right.

      The uneducated masses keep yelling ” the will of the people, they’re not governing by the will of the people….”.
      I would hope they didnt govern by the will of the people because the majority has always oppressed the minority.
      Islamic countries are a prime example of that philosophy, Christians minorities are consistently being killed and driven from their homes. The will of the majority doesn’t make that direction of culture right, just, or fair.
      If the majority of people want dependency on government, that needs to be confronted and stopped because that focus on dependency cripples the very spirit of a human being, making them less than they could be, it removes their need to have to think for themselves, it reduces a grown man or woman to the state of perpetual childhood.

      Your animus against the Tea Party as well as the other moronic idiots appear to want this nation governed by mob rule, let the majority have the say with total disregard for those who disagree.

      The Tea Party is one of the few groups of people who are attempting to stand against this “crime against the humanity” of the people of this nation.
      One example of government being wrong is the simple fact that at one point the Supreme Court said colored Americans did not deserve all the rights secured in the Constitution because they did not qualify as complete humans, only so much of a human or some garbage.
      The courts and legislatures were wrong then, they are wrong now.

      So are you.