An excerpt from, "Brussels attacks: How Saudi Arabia's influence and a deal to get oil contracts sowed seeds of radicalism in Belgium" By Leo Cendrowicz, The Independent, March 23, 2016:
There are many reasons why Belgium has become a hotbed of radical Islamism. Some of the answers may lie in the implanting of Saudi Salafist preachers in the country from the 1960s.
Keen to secure oil contracts, Belgium’s King Baudouin made an offer to Saudi King Faisal, who had visited Brussels in 1967: Belgium would set up a mosque in the capital, and hire Gulf-trained clerics.
Although the mosque was treated as the official voice of Muslims in Belgium, its radical Salafist teachings came from a very different tradition to the Islam of the new immigrants. Today, there are around 600,000 people of Moroccan and Turkish origin in Belgium, a country of 11 million.
“The Moroccan community comes from mountainous regions and rift valleys, not the desert. They come from the Maliki school of Islam, and are a lot more tolerant and open than the Muslims from other regions like Saudi Arabia,” says George Dallemagne, a Belgian member of parliament for the centre-right CDH, an opposition party. “However, many of them were re-Islamified by the Salafist clerics and teachers from the Great Mosque. Some Moroccans were even given scholarships to study in Medina, in Saudi Arabia.”An excerpt from, "The American hand" By Saleem Farrukh, The International News, December 6, 2015:
By 1993, a mere eight years before 9/11, Osama bin Laden had become a hero of the western media. On December 6, 1993, The Independent, a British national morning newspaper, featured a large photo of Osama bin Laden along with an extremely favorable report.
In 1998, Eqbal Ahmad, the late political scientist and historian, gave a speech at the University of Colorado. He said, “In Islamic history, jihad as an international violent phenomenon had disappeared in the last 400 years, for all practical purposes. It was revived suddenly with American help in the 1980s.”
The CIA is estimated to have pumped in $20 billion into Brzezinski’s strategy to ‘foster an international movement’. Osama bin Laden’s Maktab al-Khidamat, the CIA-allied entity that recruited, financed and trained fighters, later became Al-Qaeda.
History stands witness that the CIA financed the University of Nebraska to produce violent textbooks for Afghan children with math questions like: ‘If out of 10 atheists, 5 are killed by 1 Muslim, how many atheists would be left?’An excerpt from, "WikiLeaks: "Israel actively supported Hamas"" By Yael Klein, Jerusalem Online, August 4, 2014:
During Operation "Protective Edge", news leaks website WikiLeaks exposes secret documents which were passed between American diplomats in the 1980's. These documents allegedly show that Israel was interested in enabling Hamas activity in its beginning, intending to weaken the Palestine Liberation Organization and ending the first Intifada.
Did Israel take part in enabling Hamas to reach its current dimensions and abilities? Documents from the 1980's belonging to the leaking website WikiLeaks show that Israel enabled Hamas to act in the first Intifada in order to enable it to strengthen, thus to cause a splitting of the Palestinian nation – in order to weaken the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) which was responsible for the Intifada.
"Many in the West Bank believe that Israel actively supports Hamas, in its effort to split the Palestinian nation and weaken the Intifada", one of the secret leaked documents, from September 23, 1988 reads. "Shop owners in Jerusalem and Nablus claim that while PLO members are secretly distributing leaflets for fear of the Israeli security forces, Hamas distributes its leaflets openly".
"Moreover", the American government wrote on the document, "In spite of the many arrests, only a small number of Hamas leaders have been arrested. We believe that not only does Israel turn a blind eye on Hamas activity, but even supports it".