Ben Johnson,The White House Watch
On Monday,Holder gave a speech to the European Parliament Civil Liberties,Justice,and Home Affairs Committee. The highlight of the conference was UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s announcement that the global body would be building a new UN Center for Counter Terrorism (UNCCT) in New York City,thanks to a generous $10 million donation from Saudi Arabia.
The UNCCT’s prime funder has stated the center,which is to be a clearinghouse of information on worldwide terrorist organizations,will attempt to distance terrorism from the religion of Islam. The Arab News reported Saudi Prince Faisal al-Saud insisted,“‘Terrorism has no religion’…adding that the religion that the terrorists profess should not be accused of terrorism. ‘There are more than 1.5 billion Muslims in different parts of the world who represent an age-old culture that calls for peace,cooperation and tolerance.’”
Saudi Arabia has already made a major contribution to the New York skyline. No fewer than 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 hailed from the Kingdom.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote in a memo exposed by WikiLeaks that “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”Their beneficiaries include the Taliban and Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).