The group from Dearborn, Michigan suffered concussions, broken bones, and black eyes.
Muslims in America are trained to spend a lot of time complaining about Islamophobia. But some Muslims from Dearbornistan only learned what the real thing was when they made their pilgrimage to Mecca.
Like so many Dearbornies, they were Shiites. And Saudi Arabia is a Sunni country.
A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized group of extremists. When they encountered a group that identified themselves as not only Americans, but also as Shiite Muslims, they were threatened and attacked by the group of men, who were apparently armed with knives and other blades.
In continuing the assault, the men also shouted “We’re going to do Karbala all over again,”
The Americans fled the tent area, which the Saudi government had specifically designated for American and European pilgrims. During the escape, many of the group, almost entirely U.S. citizens and mostly hailing from Dearborn, Michigan suffered bruises (in one case, due to an attempted strangulation), concussions, broken bones, and black eyes.
During the attack, the men reportedly shouted “Our [holy pilgrimage] will be complete once we have killed you, ripped out your hearts and eaten them, and [then] raped your women.”
Nothing says Holy pilgrimage like a little heart-eating and woman-raping. And who are we to judge their heart-eating rape culture anyway?
So that must mean that the heart-eaters and rapists weren't representative of the moderate Saudi population and government in general.
Victims of the attack reported that nearby police refused to take action, and in some cases were openly laughing at the attack. The Americans approached other officers, including one described as a “lieutenant with stars on his shoulder pads.” They reported the attack and showed police video footage of the attack taken on cell phones.
The “lieutenant” confiscated the phones and immediately deleted the videos in front of onlookers. Without comment, he returned the phones to their owners and left.
It's almost like the Saudi population and government is a bunch of radicalized extremists. But we all know that's impossible.
“I personally thought it was the end,” said one of the victims of this attack, a dentist from Michigan, not wishing to be identified for fear of reprisal from the Saudi police or other extremists.
So the Saudi police are now "extremists"? Doesn't that mean the entire Saudi system is "extremist"?
The attackers are believed to be of the Salafi sect, more popularly known as Wahabis, who are often associated with strong anti-Shiite viewpoints. Critics believe that many of Al-Qaeda’s members subscribe to the Salafi belief system.
Really? There are Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia; a Wahhabi country? I'm shocked. So that's only a tiny minority of twenty million extremists.
Members of the group also turned to the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia for assistance, but were told help could only be provided if members of the group had died in the attacks.
Non-Saudis turning to the US embassy whose sole task is to funnel Saudis into the United States at the directive of a State Department that asks how high every time the Saudis tell it to jump.
Surprising that didn't go well.
In countries run by our "moderate" oil-rich allies, the US embassy is every bit as helpful as the local authorities. That is unless you're a Saudi with terrorist ties looking for a visa to the US.
This incident is the latest in a string of attacks against Westerners in Saudi Arabia. In different incidents in past years, Shi’ite Imams from the United States and Canada were either assaulted or arrested for complaining about assaults. The previous incidents, as well as this week’s attack, all required medical treatments.
And if Shiites owned Mecca and were a majority in the region, then Sunnis would be treated about as well.
Human rights and separation of mosque and state are alien notions in the Muslim world. Whoever has the most power kicks around everyone else. That's what the Syrian Civil War is really about.
The Dearbornies might have gotten away from all that in the United States, but instead they've chosen to push Islamization which perpetuates the same conflicts that they found in Saudi Arabia.