Tinfoil Hat Monday – A New Caliphate?

President Obama Greets Saudi King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz

President Obama Greets Saudi King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz


Wahhabism (Arabic: وهابية‎, Wahhābiyyah) is a radical religious movement or offshoot branch of Islam variously described as “orthodox”, “ultraconservative”, “austere”, “fundamentalist”, “puritanical” (or “puritan”), an Islamic “reform movement” to restore “pure monotheistic worship”, or an “extremist pseudo-Sunni movement”. It aspires to return to the earliest fundamental Islamic sources of the Quran and Hadith, with inspiration from the teachings of Medieval theologian Ibn Taymiyyah and early jurist Ahmad ibn Hanbal. In July, 2013, European Parliament identified Wahhabi movement as the source of global terrorism and a threat to traditional and diverse Muslim cultures of the whole world.

The majority of the world’s Wahhabis are from Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia. 22.9% of all Saudis are Wahhabis (concentrated in Najd). 46.87% of Qataris and 44.8% of Emiratis are Wahhabis. 5.7% of Bahrainis are Wahhabis and 2.17% of Kuwaitis are Wahhabis.

Initially, Wahhabism was a revivalist movement instigated by an eighteenth century theologian, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792) from Najd, Saudi Arabia, who was opposed by his own father and brother for his non-traditional interpretation of Islam. He eventually convinced the local Amir, Uthman ibn Mu’ammar, to help him in his struggle. The movement gained unchallenged precedence in most of the Arabian Peninsula through an alliance between Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and the House of Muhammad ibn Saud, which provided political and financial power for the religious revival represented by Ibn Abd al-Wahhab. The alliance created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where Mohammed bin Abd Al-Wahhab’s teachings are state-sponsored and the dominant form of Islam.

Wahhibism is also known as Salafism. Remember Osama bin Laden? Wahhabi. Al Qaeda? Wahhabi. Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri (the #2 guy in al Qaeda) is Wahhabi. The Muslim Brotherhood isn’t considered Wahhabi, but Wahhabist Saudis were the primary funders of the organization. The Taliban is not technically Wahhabi but their ideology is compatible. The main difference seems to be tribal rather than religious (Talibanis are Pashtun, not Arab).

But wait! There’s more!

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (alternatively translated as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham) (Arabic: الدولة الاسلامية في العراق والشام‎ ʾad-dawla ʾal-islāmiyya fīl-‘irāq waš-šām or Arabic: داعش‎ dāʿiš), abbreviated as ISIS or alternately ISIL, is an unrecognized state and active Jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by the Wahhabi movement.

Who was NOT Wahhabi?

Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya. Saddam Hussein of Iraq.

Who ISN’T Wahhabi?

Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq. Pretty much all of Iran.

Are you starting to see a pattern?

American refusal or hesitation in helping to control the Islamic threat in Iraq is even more unacceptable because the objective of ISIS is clear. It is fighting to establish an Islamic caliphate in the Persian Gulf area, and to become the leader of global jihad. ISIS has declared that “we are soldiers of Islam and took on our responsibility to bring back the glory of the Islamic Caliphate.”

In a criminal trial the prosecution presents evidence, and then asks the jury to draw reasonable and logical inferences from that evidence. Basically they put a bunch of dots on a board and then connect them to draw a picture. The defense then may add some dots and then try to convince the jury that either the prosecution’s dots don’t connect or that they connect to form a different picture.

I don’t claim to be an expert on the Middle East, but it sure looks to me that some of these dots seem to connect to make a scary picture. I’m not saying that Obama is actively trying to help create a new Caliphate, but he does speak their language and he sure couldn’t be much more helpful if he tried. Of course saying that probably makes me an Islamophobe and a racist or something.

I do know from when I studied history that the glory days of the Caliphate were not good times for their neighbors. I look forward to when the Middle East runs out of oil because then nobody will give a fuck about that place anymore.

In closing I would like to point out that Muslims are kinda like Tolkien’s orcs – they only fight each other when there are no infidels around to kill.

Sunni militants cheer for Iraq's World Cup team.

Sunni militants cheer for Iraq’s World Cup team.

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118 Responses to Tinfoil Hat Monday – A New Caliphate?

  1. The Klown says:

    That picture makes me laugh. How can anyone take him seriously?

  2. votermom says:

    Where is our El Cid? Or our Vlad Tepes?

  3. The Klown says:
    • votermom says:

      Obama & his MB-infiltrated admin are downright giddy about the nascent Caliphate.

      • Lulu says:

        These Obama-ites are mentally ill. I suggest that they be sent as the first diplomatic mission to these butchers and we will accept their cut off ears as proof they arrived safely. It is just how this bunch ISIS does biz.

    • 49erDweet says:

      And “it would be irresponsible not to speculate”.

  4. The Klown says:
  5. The Klown says:
    • The Klown says:

      There are two kinds of defense attorneys – ones who dumptruck their clients and ones who try their best to win. Which kind would YOU hire if you or a loved one was arrested?

  6. Lulu says:

    Now that the foreign affairs FAILURE is in full swing, the Obama administration PIVOTS to domestic failure. “Of the eight million people who signed up for private health plans through insurance exchanges under the new health care law, two million reported personal information that differed from data in government records, according to federal officials and Serco, the company hired to resolve such inconsistencies.

    The government is asking consumers for additional documents to verify their income, citizenship, immigration status and Social Security numbers, as well as any health coverage that they may have from employers. People who do not provide the information risk losing their subsidized coverage and may have to repay subsidies next April.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/us/thousands-to-be-questioned-on-eligibility-for-health-insurance-subsidies.html?_r=0

    This is what happens when you have no “back-end” (AKA an ass and can’t find it with both hands) and you try to threaten and cram as many people as possible into a back-endless program that is bleeding money. The greatest social program of all time will be kicking people off health insurance because their back-end interfaces with federal databases do not match up. Fraud, identity theft, household composition changes, etc will be impossible to fix. They will have to repay the subsidies in their 2014 tax return which IRS will collect (plus penalties!!!). This of course will be done after the November 2014 election and will affect a lot more than 2 million people because none of the subsidies were correctly computed.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Obama’s sure not in a hurry to get home:

    10:00 am PT || Departs Palm Springs
    5:30 pm ET || Arrives White House

    Oh, I know that looks like a full day of travel, but you’d think they’d get their lazy asses out of bed earlier than a 1pm ET departure.

  8. elliesmom says:

    The New Republic has quite a hit piece out on Scott Walker. He must be moving up in the polls. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118145/scott-walkers-toxic-racial-politics

    • DeniseVB says:

      He beat the unions at their own game, his state is stronger fiscally because of that so I’ll take that as a win-win for him. 🙂 Oh yeah, that makes him “racist” too ……

    • piper says:

      Didn’t finish reading the article – a bit of truth mixed with lots of crap. Gwen Moore (just a bit of her history) – Moore’s son, Supreme Allah, was convicted in 2005 of criminal damage to property after he and 3 others slashed the tires of vans rented by the Republican Party of Wisconsin meant to transport the elderly and disabled to voting stations.
      The unions here – a bit of corruption here and there – have lost between 30 and 80% of their membership since the law took effect – guess their members decided to keep their dues instead of paying out to unions. Wisconsin Teacher Assoc. Union was the exclusive insurance provider for teachers so could raise insurance rates as they wished which school districts had to pay – no negotiating with other health carriers. Districts are now able to work with other health carriers so rates have gone down – teachers’ jobs and programs have been saved. Also, the teacher’s union have laid off 40% of their staff.
      “In November 2000, the Milwaukee County Board approved, on a 20-to-5 vote, a plan with new pension benefits for non-union workers that were particularly lucrative for veteran employees. In February, 2001, the board voted 22-2 to extend similar benefits to union employees.” The democrats wrote this wonderful bill paid by taxpayers monies. Walker was elected to clean up this mess, sadly the bill couldn’t be overturned and services were cut to deal with the pension liability.
      Perhaps this ‘reporter’ can dig up the truth about el-p-Resident.
      End of rant – return to regular TV programs

    • DandyTIger says:

      He’s always been high in the polls, but the MSM has had a great trick up their sleeve, don’t include Walker in the polling. But that tactic hasn’t been working, he remains near the to of the polls that include him. So time for phase 2, he’s evil and racist, and eats babies.

  9. DandyTIger says:

    It would be irresponsible not to speculate. I say Obama is actively assisting this. No one is that incompetent. Are they?

    • piper says:

      Could be but whenever he helps, it ends up tragically for many. Something about the peter principle or ???

    • DeniseVB says:

      According the press pool in Palm Springs, Obama was in constant touch with Susan Rice for Iraq updates and is on top of the situation. Yes, I said Susan Rice who was really on top of that Benghazi situation. Heck of a Job Susie 😉

  10. The Klown says:
  11. DeniseVB says:

    Tinfoil Monday lets me play the WW3 card, right? Chew on this……


    If Hillary is truly serious about being President, she needs to call out the thug that Obama is NOW. Surely she can’t be approving all the “brown stuff that’s hitting the rotating blades” (h/t Dana Perino). Whether he’s incompent, stupid or doing it on purpose …. she’s still linked to him.

    • Lulu says:

      Somehow I see Bill hollering at Hill “But NOOOOOO! You wanted to be Secretrary of State! Too late. You are stuck to this POS with superglue. And no. I will not go out with you on book signings.” I imagine this but maybe things are different at their house.

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t know if Obama is screwing up with badly on purpose or if he’s just that incompetent. Either way there are a lot of American lives on the line.

      I was never in favor of the Iraq war for several reasons. What is happening now is different in my opinion, we have thousands of Americans in harm’s way. I’m very concerned about the Americans that are in Iraq, some by their own chosing but many were simply assigned to go there if they wanted to keep their job. Virtually every American there is doing the bidding of the US government whether working directly for them or through fulfilling contracts initiated by the US.

      It appears Obama has no compunction about abandoning his employees and our fellow citizens. I’ve read comments various places on the internet that basically say fuck the Americans over there, they went there and were paid a lot of money but they knew the risks…..fuck them. I’ve had two progs say something similar and more to my face, including my own sister, a government employee herself. I’ve heard over and over how this is Bush’s fault, Bush started it and there are only so many messes poor, worn out Obama can clean up…….seriously I’ve heard that a couple of times.

      I know there is absolutely no appetite for war in this country, except perhaps in some small ultra neocon circles…….but the vast majority of the public has no desire to go to war. However does that mean we’re willing to turn our backs on our own citizens? I’ve heard that sentiment far more than I’m comfortable with, is that who we’ve become?

      I don’t care about the jihadist…..terrorists……fuck faces. I’ve got no problem letting them have at each other. I have no desire for our troops to spend another decade in that hell hole or any other hell hole…….but I’m not comfortable with turning our collective backs on some 5,000 of our own citizens. I want to get the Americans out and then sure let them fight it out.

      Perhaps I’m in the minority, maybe it’s because I know people over there. How does everyone here at TCH feel about the Americans over there? Fuck em or get them out?

      • piper says:

        We were Democrats until the debacle of 2008. DH always said give them a chance to prove they’re capable so we did, but Bush lost us at Iraq. We should have gone into Afghanistan to take out OBL then left. No credible reason for Iraq. This tribal fighting has been going on for centuries so I agree with Sarah Palin’s statement – let Allah sort it out. However, we need to take care of our people and get them the hell out of Iraq.
        BTW – o was a disaster from Day One and how people can make one excuse after another for him is mind boggling. Are they that dense or are they protecting themselves because they voted for this doofus.

      • swanspirit says:

        I do not know , and I am a very non violent person , how one could keep from slapping someone who said “fuck them they went there and knew the risks ” . At the very least , I would walk away from them , and if they happened to be in my home , I would probably throw them out .

        • Somebody says:

          I actually did take a walk Swan and yes it did happen in my house in a conversation with my own sister. We were discussing real people that I know, one that she knows too who are in Iraq and that was her response.

          My own husband could have been over there, he was offered a job. He was forced to retire, but he could’ve gone over to Iraq or Afghanistan to work and train their locals. He seriously considered doing it because financially it would have helped us out a lot. Many, many of his buddies did go, they went in a group together. They really pushed my husband to go with them, he was literally and figuratively part of their crew. My husband talked about going with his buddies and co-workers, people he’d worked with for 30 years. Whenever he’d mention it I would come unglued, I did NOT want him to go. In the end he didn’t, but from time to time he’s wondered if he made the right choice…….at least he did up until a couple of days ago.

          So yes it took a lot not to slap the shit out of my own sister. I even asked her if she’d still feel that way if my husband had decided to go and her answer was yes.

          A side note, while she was here I referred to my sister as a liberal and she corrected me that she is a progressive. I almost popped out with “So you admit you’re a vile prog”, but she was only here for one night and I didn’t want to make waves. In fact I try to avoid discussing politics with her at all, but she constantly tries to pick a political argument with me.

        • lyn says:

          Change the name of every American in Iraq to Bowe Bergdahl and watch the cray-cray progs fall in line and demand that those Americans should be rescued.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Is there a difference between “having no appetite for war” and “craven cowardness”?

        • 49erDweet says:

          And btw there’s a major difference between war and self preservation. The later completely avoids feel good terms like “police action”and “limited force”.

        • The Klown says:

          In Hollywood “having no appetite for war” is portrayed as extremely principled and brave.

          Of course what usually happens is that person is eventually forced into going to war and then they kick ass.

      • John Denney says:

        The primary purpose of the government (“We the People”) is to defend each person’s life, liberty, and property.

        • The Klown says:

          We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

          • lyn says:

            Radicals. I ordered some picture-framing supplies from a Ohio company last week, and today I received my order along with a copy of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

  12. The Klown says:
    • piper says:

      But there supposedly was ‘evidence’ that they were rightys. Remember the Don’t Tread on Me Flag that they had in their possession.

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    Notice how most of them are. 😯

  14. DeniseVB says:

    So many Obama squirrels to follow, I’m dizzy. This is refreshing, a Texas Dem concerned about the jammed up immigrants being warehoused on Fed property, and not about his political future.


  15. threewickets says:

    Sunni Al Qaeda in northern Iraq (ISIS) have cut off Shia Iran from Shia Syria, which is a big move. The region is pining for another Iraq-Iran War, part II. The Sunni Arab League (from North Africa to Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Afghanistan backed by the US) against the Shia Crescent (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon backed by Russia and possibly China). Everyone seems to be lining up. War always helps energy producers make money, and the Middle East and Central Asia are in great economic pain.

    • The Klown says:

      The borders in the Middle East were not drawn by the people who live there. They were drawn by colonial occupiers.

      • The Klown says:

        We tend to put country first in terms of our loyalties. In the Middle East and some other parts of the world people place a higher emphasis on tribe and religion than on country. In those places country is at best a distant third.

        Imagine if we redrew our state borders based on race. Lots of people would be living in the “wrong” states.

          • The Klown says:

            David Ignatius claims Iraq now ‘effectively partitioned’:

          • threewickets says:

            It’s Sunni vs Shia from Libya to Pakistan. Whichever is in power in the dozen nation-states controls the heavy arms, and the rebels in each case are the insurgent terrorists. But the war is always between Sunni and Shia. Like the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants.

          • threewickets says:

            Wahhabis are fanatical Sunnis. US and Israel usually take the Sunni side because Saudi/Emirates oil. Except when we’re deposing Sunni dictators: Qaddafi, Mubarak, Saddam, and/or replacing them with Shia majority rule as in Iraq. Gets confusing. Generally it seems the US and Israel like to play the Sunni and Shia off one another. But then you get situations like now where Kerry wants to support Saudi backed Sunni radicals in Syria as well as Iran backed Shia radicals in Iraq. Follow Kerry’s plan and we could eventually have our own troops shooting at each other. Clusterf*ck. Iraq will split into three pieces. Joe Biden was right. Just question of how many will die in the process.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Beer always gets me from the wrong state to the right state. At least I think so at the time.

  16. The Klown says:

    CNN Mocks IRS For Missing Lois Lerner Emails:

  17. The Klown says:

    Mika: ‘Pretty ridiculous’ that IRS claims to have lost emails:

  18. The Klown says:

    This could mean something, or nothing:

    Army Begins Investigation of PFC Bowe Bergdahl

    Via This Ain’t Hell:

    The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on or about June 30, 2009. The Army has appointed as the investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, an Army officer with Afghanistan combat experience.
    The primary function of this investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain facts and report them to the appointing authority. These types of investigations are not uncommon and serve to establish the facts on the ground following an incident. The investigating officer will have access to previously gathered documentary evidence, including the 2009 investigation.

    The Army’s top priority remains Sgt. Bergdahl’s health and reintegration. We ask that everyone respect the time and privacy necessary to accomplish the objectives of the last phase of reintegration. The investigating officer will not interview Sgt. Bergdahl until the reintegration team clears such interaction, so no timeline for completion of the investigation has been set.

    There really isn’t much left to investigate except for questioning Bergdahl. Don’t be surprised if this is a white wash.

  19. The Klown says:

    The legal term is “incriminating”.

    • Lulu says:

      I read somewhere that they already know from the IG report that some of them are to and from Senate Democrats who demanded the investigations to shut down Tea Party and conservative groups using the tax code. Involved were Durbin, Levin, Whitehouse, Schumer, etc. Others are probably from the WH as I don’t see the Obama administration protecting anyone but themselves.

  20. Somebody says:

    My brilliant husband has resolved the Iraq situation. He has decided what they need to do is call an emergency session of their parliment and pass strict gun control laws. Gun control laws fix everything, they end violence just ask the dems. He’d also like to know who’s going to schedule his tee time he thinks he’s earned it with his brilliance.

    • Lizzy says:

      How would he control the dull table knives used for beheading enemies? He definately earned a good tee time; this second thorny problem might garner him a special trip for another tee time.

      • 49erDweet says:

        The only teensy-weensy problem is there ARE no tee times in Iraq. One must travail to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordon or Israel from Iraq if one desires a tee time. War is hell.

  21. 1539days says:

    I’m not a big Hillary fan, but it’s really dumb to go after her for being a lawyer and doing her job. We defend the guilty because they are innocent unless they are convicted. We throw out evidence because letting bad evidence in just encourages bad behavior by the state. I can even accept some of her chuckling as the kind of gallows humor a lawyer develops when they have to defend such awful things.

    By the way, what did Barack Obama do with his towering legal intellect?

    • lyn says:

      That’s a hard one.

    • The Klown says:

      He defended slumlords like Tony Rezko.

      • DeniseVB says:

        He worked mostly for Acorn I read…somewhere. I think his biggest case was Bank of America (for racism, natch) to approve home loans for people who didn’t qualify or something. His pre-political professional life is pretty murky. I blogged about it a few years ago, but I think all the links I used are dead now (scrubbed?). It’s why I haven’t shared it. 🙂

  22. The Klown says:
    • DeniseVB says:

      Haven’t been following this, but I do know the USA coach is an asshole. He’s already booked his flight home because his (our!) team doesn’t have a chance in hell to make it out of the death round. Obama World :facepalm:

  23. DeniseVB says:

    I don’t like this…..isn’t the Baghdad Embassy sort of the Holy Grail for the animals taking back Iraq? I’m having flashbacks to the Beirut Barracks Bombing, about 275 died there too 😦


  24. DeniseVB says:

    Linky to the “birther” guy myiq doesn’t approve of, but his stuff’s still in the Library of Congress, what could be wrong 😉 This is early Obama, my favorite part, Bridezilla. Beckwith is still with us, amazing, huh?


  25. The Klown says:
  26. 1539days says:

    USA beat Ghana. Take that, Coach Debbie Downer.

  27. Lulu says:

    Obama is going to declare the Pacific Ocean a protected habitat. Or something. He is going to allow a period for comments and then declare it off limits for anything but surfing and luaus.
    “President Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials. The proposal, slated to go into effect later this year after a comment period, could create the world’s largest marine sanctuary and double the area of ocean globally that is fully protected.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-will-propose-vast-expansion-of-pacific-ocean-marine-sanctuary/2014/06/16/f8689972-f0c6-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html?hpid=z1
    This is the front page story on the WaPo by the lovely and brain controlled Bot Juliet Eilperin. Look, squirrel!

    • Lulu says:

      And Leo DiCaprio is going to be there! Who at the State Dept cares about Iraq or the border with Mexico if Leo cares about oceans? http://variety.com/2014/scene/news/leonardo-dicaprio-to-speak-at-state-departments-our-ocean-conference-1201221525/

      Seriously. Obama thinks he can just declare large parts of oceans off limits from use because he says so. But he can do nothing with land borders with Mexico? Look! Leonardo DiCaprio! Pivot to climate.

    • left_VA_&_dems_for_TX says:

      When Obama retires to Hawaii and has his presidential library built there the SS will declare a large swath of the island off limits to anyone but “that one” and his golfing buddies, Hollywood friends and basketball players.

      • leslie says:

        I don’t care where his library is…as long as it isn’t here in Chicago. You’d think his “homeys” could see just how self serving he is. But they revel every time his name comes up. We have people in Hyde Park who think of him as a neighbor, despite his ongoing absence and his isolation when he is here (only a handful of times since 2008). When he doesn’t return to Chicago in the end, there will be many excuses from his “neighbors and friends” about safety or disruption to the hood and his thoughtfulness. In the end, they will continue slurping the kool aid and feeling good about themselves and their make believe friend.

        • piper says:

          I can’t fathom how people can still like this man and praise him incessantly when he’s done nothing but destroy so much in America, people and our standing in the world. People have no real idea what it’s like to live under communism or any oppressive regime.
          Maybe there really is a borg which absorbed all common sense and reasoning. Walking away shaking my head.

          • leslie says:

            yes. I saw that last night. I still take exception and believe that Obama does not love the US. And when I read the link Denise posted @4:52, and saw how MO projected her own feelings onto the white students and faculty at Princeton, I think he found a perfect partner. Neither care much for America. I wonder what it will be like in a few years when people finally catch on to them and they are seen as pariahs. They are not leaving their daughters a world that will welcome them warmly.

  28. Somebody says:

    Here is a very interesting article about the Shia – Sunni conflict and their prophecies.

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