Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on July 15, 2004 01:42 AM
Hussein Ibish is the president of something called the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which, incredibly, uses the acronym ADC. A Google search on that name yields a fascinating trove of lunacy.
This is no more intelligent, IMHO, than the other screeds quoted here. To sum up this article - Micheal Moore hates Saudis, and rather than writing his movie to the script Hussein Ibish would use, he decided to use his own. Of course, since it critisizes Saudi Arabia, it's wrong, and foolish, and hates all Saudis, who had nothing to do with 9/11.
Perhaps Mr. Moore, like perhaps a third of Americans, remembers that most of the people who hijacked those planes and flew them into buildings full of people were Saudis, financed by Saudi money, and led by a Saudi. (The remaining two thirds, of course, blame Iraq. IOW, the remaining two thirds are ignoramuses.) Certainly there are millions of Saudis who had nothing to do with this, but the people who run that country are as responsible for 9/11 as anyone. They run their country absolutely, and it is named after them. Forgive us if we sometimes get that confused with them being Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is probably the country I would least like to visit. It reviles anything that is not Muslim, barely tolerates the foreigners who largely make their country work. It "educates" its people in religious schools that teach nothing but their particular interpretation of Islam and to hate everything Western. Ironically, Mr. Ibish himself could not visit there without fear. As an atheist, or at least as someone who is labled an atheist, he could be put to death for apostacy. To my way of thinking, Saudi Arabia is the most needlessly brutal country on earth. It certainly doesn't deserve the status of victim.