There’s a reason that the media loved Jamal Khashoggi, the Muslim Brotherhood member and Osama bin Laden pal. And there’s a reason that it’s mourning his supposed disappearance.
Here, after September 11, Jamal Khashoggi blames the Muslim terrorist attacks on America’s support for Israel.
Americans want unconditional condemnation of the horrible attacks that happened in their skies and on their land. They also want total cooperation in their fight against terror according to their own definition of what terrorism is and exactly who the terrorists are. But Saudi Arabia will not give in to such demands.
America’s definition of terrorism apparently differs sharply from the Muslim Brotherhood member’s definition.
Saudis tend to link the ugliness of what happened in New York and Washington with what has happened and continues to happen in Palestine. It is time that the United States comes to understand the effect of its foreign policy and the consequences of that policy. But unfortunately such rationalisation is still not part of the American reality.
In other words, Americans had it coming for supporting Israel.
A Muslim cannot be happy with the suffering of others. Even if this suffering is that of Americans who neglected the suffering of Palestinians for half a century.
The theme comes up again later in Khashoggi’s rant.
The Saudis haven’t forgotten that only days before the terrible crimes in New York, there was an art exhibition on the streets of that city in support of what New Yorkers saw as the plight of the Israelis. We can’t understand why no one thought of depicting the plight of the Palestinians, who are the occupied community. Despite our unhappiness with such actions of utter ignorance, Saudis have all expressed deep condemnation of the September 11 crimes.
Big of them, isn’t it.
We should be equally big by expressing condemnation of whoever disposed of Jamal, whether it was the Saudis or his Turkish pals staging a little false flag operation, and then decide that we really need to discuss the definitions of disappearance and missing.
And then wonder whether Jamal sufficiently cared about the plight of the Tibetans.