Joe Biden apologized for his comments on our allies Turkey, Saudi-Arabia and Qatar, where he accused the Muslim countries of either not properly suppressing terror-groups such as ISIS, or even directly supporting them. Critics claimed that he was being too undiplomatic. But, they did not deny the truth of his statement. It seems that the West has held this attitude for long: we let our Muslim allies dabble in extremism, as long as they support our goal of general peace. But we must ask ourselves; for how long do will they want to keep the peace? Will they only keep supporting terrorists on the side, or will they expand their goals once their radical underlings gain enough power to do so?
The situation with ISIS indicates the latter. For endless evidence either indicates or directly shows that Turkey, Qatar and Kuwait have been heavily involved in supporting the rise of terror-groups in Iraq and Syria. Amongst many reports, it is indicated that Turkey has been extremely lenient in letting soldiers of the Caliphate move across their borders. Other reports show Qatari and Kuwaiti television channels conducting fundraisers for the early rise of ISIS. When it comes to Saudi-Arabia, the fact that the English Prime-minister Theresa May withheld documents regarding the kingdom’s funding terrorism does not prove but definitely indicates, that the royal house of Saud is involved with Jihadists. She has not released the documents on the basis that they contain ‘politically sensitive material’.
So although these four countries have started to support our fight against Islamic militants, they only started properly doing so when the fall of the caliphate seemed inevitable. Indeed, it does not seem that they are merely “dabbling” in terrorism. Instead, our politicians must be frank and ask themselves: What would have happened if ISIS had continued to expand? Would our so-called allies have stopped supporting them, or would they have used such an opportunity to launch a full-scale Islamic conquest?
Because Turkey’s fight against terrorism does seem lacking when you look at the endless accusations of Erdogan supporting Al-Nusra, and his statements of support to the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi-Arabia’s alleged fight against terrorism falls down to the ground when reports indicate their financing of Jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Qatar’s dedication in the fight against extremism means nothing when you look at the fact that experts regularly point out, that the kingdom supports Al-Qaeda affiliates.
Instead, the above-mentioned information indicates that the downfall of the Caliphate was nothing but a temporary failure in our friends’ goal in conquering the Middle East. And although they don’t necessarily seek to share this power over the Muslim World, they are united by a mutual feeling: hatred for the West and her allies.
Because even though we have evaded an Islamic conquest for the moment, it appears that ISIS was just one of the many cards of our so-called allies: The Muslim Brotherhood has worked for decades to establish their power in Europe, with the support of Turkey and Qatar. Terror-experts have explained that the Brotherhood seeks to create separate Sharia-societies within European nations. This becomes disconcerting when you look at the fact that Turkey and Qatar sponsor Mosques all over Europe. And further, the leader of the Brotherhood, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, has justified Palestinian suicide-bombings in Israel as justified and believes that the Holocaust was a punishment from God. Therefore, we can assume that ISIS was nothing but the beginning, and so we must ask ourselves: For how long will the nations of Saudi-Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait and Qatar be our friends?