November 29, 2008

Zawahiri: Financial Meltdown Can Be Overcome... By Embracing Islam
— Ace

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He also suggests that the financial meltdown is partly due to 9/11 -- which, of course, it is. Greenspan increased the money supply an awful lot after 9/11 to avert a meltdown; then he kept money very loose to avert recessions. He seems to have delayed, not prevented, a meltdown, as a lot of that money wound up fundng bad mortgages and being invested in bad mortgage derivatives.

Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader appeared in a new video posted Friday calling on Americans to embrace Islam to overcome the financial meltdown, which he said was a consequence of the Sept. 11 attacks and militant strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ayman al-Zawahri, whose 80-minute recording touched on a number of subjects, also lashed out at Afghanistan's government and said any U.S. gains in Iraq will be temporary.

Zawahri's new recording came in the form of a question-and-answer session with an off-camera interviewer.

Appearing in a white turban and robe, Zawahri discussed the roots of the U.S. economic crisis. He said it was a repercussion of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, and that the crisis would continue "as long as the foolish American policy of wading in Muslim blood continues."

"The American economy was afflicted by a downturn and loss of investor confidence in the market following the events of Sept. 11," he said.

"The modern economy has been destroyed by the strikes of the mujahedeen (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and usury," he said, using the Arabic term for holy warriors.

Under Islamic Sharia law, usury, like drinking alcohol, is among the grand sins.

Zawahri then called on the American people to "embrace Islam to live a life free of greed, exploitation and forbidden wealth."

We could only but dream of matching the innovation, vibrancy, and prosperity of the Islamic world economy. The same economy, incidentally, we are frequently told produces terrorism in the first place.

Posted by: Ace at 10:41 AM | Comments (30)
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1 Ahhh.  Nothing like a good beheading to jump srart the economy! 

Posted by: AZDREAMER at November 29, 2008 10:51 AM (VMUpX)

2

We could only but dream of matching the innovation, vibrancy, and prosperity of the Islamic world economy.

Hey, they invented the zero, right?  And now he's going to be President!

Posted by: sherlock at November 29, 2008 10:51 AM (8V5Ut)

3 Is the current economy a problem at all then?

Since as  he says we are to "live a life free of greed, exploitation and forbidden wealth."

At least Al spells out his "change" so at least you know what you will be getting.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at November 29, 2008 10:51 AM (MOdlB)

4 "We could only but dream of matching the innovation, vibrancy, and prosperity of the Islamic world economy. The same economy, incidentally, we are frequently told produces terrorism in the first place." Great point and well said.

Posted by: mare at November 29, 2008 10:58 AM (X1fsj)

5 SuperCool: Millitant Islam Can be Overcome...by Predator Drones, Hellfire Misiles, JDAMs and SPECOPs Small Unit Actions.

Posted by: SuperCool at November 29, 2008 11:14 AM (a80B1)

6

Zawahri then called on the American people to "embrace Islam to live a life free of greed, exploitation, forbidden wealth, freedom, beauty or joy.  Zawahiri also noted that after embracing Islam the American people will be able to "free themselves from western decadences like modern medicine, indoor plumbing and literacy"

As usual the AP truncated the quote.  I've noted Zawahri's whole statement above. 

 

Posted by: Big E at November 29, 2008 11:36 AM (RWzXM)

7 Why can't we kill this miserable cockroach? Is he, like, hiding under a bed in the Islamabad ISI hq or something?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 29, 2008 11:37 AM (bMJ2V)

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"Why can't we kill this miserable cockroach? Is he, like, hiding under a bed in the Islamabad ISI hq or something?"

Bingo.

Posted by: SuperCool at November 29, 2008 11:54 AM (a80B1)

9 i'm president elect obama and i approve this message.

Posted by: P.E.B.O. at November 29, 2008 12:12 PM (2J+Vs)

10

GUess he got the DNC talking points memo

I hear this meme very often from liberals (not joking- I really do)

The war caused the credit crises and subprime mortgage mess? Allrighty.

Idiots.

Posted by: TMF at November 29, 2008 12:12 PM (/YM8H)

11 Alright, I embrace Islam with fingers crossed, but just send over the 72 virgins for the ritualistic deflowering.  This act may take a few days at my age, but it shall be done.  By the way, don't send any of those chicks with moustaches, chin hair, and Brillo pad cuchi's. 

Posted by: Fish at November 29, 2008 12:36 PM (6Rihj)

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Islam ...is a evil religion in that most who embrace it have proven to be violent.

 

Its not the faith itself that is evil, it is how people use the faith,that makes this religion currently evil.

 

I would never embrace islam...and will respond lethally if forced to.

No government,and even no human can force me to come to any faith.

Any effort to do so, will result in war & violence.

 

Oh, well, we all know the next world war is going to be Islam versus other.

As most current countries will not go islam (though many include peaceful islam to exist).

 

No religion can be tolereated  to be violent... And those religions that continue it will eventually be destroyed.

Dont forget nearly all other faiths have had their violent moments in history and got past it via either near destruction or other growth.

 

Islam on the other hand is reverting to past thninking instead of growing, and you can thank its leaders who are lieing about the KORAN & islam to further their agenda instead of the truth.

As far as economics, if you exclude oil production related, most islamic economies are among the worst around (1 or 2 exceptions soley because they are not exclusively islamic)..

Posted by: paul at November 29, 2008 12:49 PM (n26sQ)

13 Any one have two goats for a ewe?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 29, 2008 02:00 PM (MJZdi)

14

Islamists have tried in recent times to reverse-engineer an "Islamic economics" by taking modern economics and inventing neat ways to do usury/interest (ie have credit and put a price on that loaned money) while pretending they're not.

Basically, by devising a bunch of very cumbersome procedures, like lending money and saying it's not a loan but a purchase, they can enjoy banks and credit and borrow money while enjoying the warm inner glow of sticking to (or at least not overtly violating) the pronunciamentoes of a 7th century merchant. 

Trouble is, these procedures simply amount to very costly and inefficient ways to do what the modern economy already does.

It's like saying, Hey, guess what! Islam just invented the wheel! Only we made it square because the Koran says circles are banned.

 

Posted by: Erwin at November 29, 2008 02:08 PM (0hcRq)

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Hmmm, under Islam, wouldn't bourbon still be halal?

It's corn, not wheat or fruit, after all.

I'm already poor, I don't really care for pork anyway (bacon aside), and I could be persuaded to adopt the blast-the-ever-living-fuck-out-of-everyone-who-disagrees-with-you thing.  Plus, not letting the student loan people charge interest works out well for me.

 

You know, I don't really lose much.....

Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at November 29, 2008 02:12 PM (RWmCt)

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Paul,

I don't know if you are trying to be serious or not.

No religion can be tolereated  to be violent... And those religions that continue it will eventually be destroyed.

Islam started with violence, maintained it over the centuries and now holds sway over about 20 percent of the world's population. Islam has been violent since its beginning and is still here. It continues to enslave people.

Its not the faith itself that is evil, it is how people use the faith,that makes this religion currently evil.

It is the ideas of the religion that shape the faith. As we see with Islam, it is the concepts that Islam has professed since its beginning that continue to cause suffering throughout the world. Islam is an evil religion, has always been so, and will continue to be so until it disappears from the face of the earth.

Posted by: Harry at November 29, 2008 03:50 PM (fGO+E)

17 Paul:

Read the Quran. Read as much of the Hadiths as you can stomach.

Then come back and tell us the flaw is not inherent.

I feel for Muslims who are trying to make something less dangerous of their faith, I really do. And I wish them all the luck in the world.

Because they're going to need it. Violence is not a late addition, it's the core.

Posted by: Merovign at November 29, 2008 04:56 PM (UXoQt)

18 AlGore invented the zero, eating lunch one day, trying to summarize both his career and his personality. Get it right, morons. AlGore, and he also invented Oxygen and the light spectrum.There's a Patent ...

Posted by: enter sandman at November 29, 2008 06:35 PM (UTL36)

19 Just think of all the money you'd save on those expensive electronic gadgets. Working title of my forthcoming memoirs (after conversion): My New iPod is a Rock.

Posted by: nutmegory at November 30, 2008 05:56 AM (D1qhi)

20

"...Embrace Islam..."

Yeah right, ya fucking towel head.  I'll do that as soon as I forget I'm a former Soldier, an American, and clear a date on my calendar.

"Zawahri discussed the roots of the U.S. economic crisis. He said it was a repercussion of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, and that the crisis would continue "as long as the foolish American policy of wading in Muslim blood continues."

I bet that's news to the poor saps forced by the Democrats in Congress to finance Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

"......Zawahri then called on the American people to "embrace Islam to live a life free of greed, exploitation and forbidden wealth."

Yeah, let's all stop taking baths, wrap ourselves in black robes from head to foot, and live in a cave.

"I tell Bush: the dogs of Afghanistan have yet to eat their fill of the flesh of the Americans," Zawahri said. "I challenge you, if you're really a man, to send the entire American Army to Pakistan and the tribal regions."

You mean like the way we kicked your smelly, swarthy asses in Iraq and Afghanistan? 

Those muslims are a glutton for punishment.

"Zawahri spoke out against charges al-Qaida has killed innocent civilians, calling the reports Western propaganda"

Not to worry, Ayman. Most of the liberal MSM reporting centered around ANTI-U.S. propaganda.

 

Posted by: sfcmac at November 30, 2008 06:30 AM (0h7iT)

21 Ayman is getting to be a bit of an old crank, isn't he?

Next time, "And clean up your room or no dinner!"

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