RexImperator said:Islam, especially Salafist variety, is not just a religion, it is also a political system.
I would say that the problem is not Islam as a whole, since there are many Muslims who do not behave badly. The problem is Wahhabism.
Here is an article I found through a quick google search:
It would be troublesome but perhaps acceptable for the House of Saud to promote the intolerant and extremist Wahhabi creed just domestically. But, unfortunately, for decades the Saudis have also lavishly financed its propagation abroad. Exact numbers are not known, but it is thought that more than $100 billion have been spent on exporting fanatical Wahhabism to various much poorer Muslim nations worldwide over the past three decades. It might well be twice that number. By comparison, the Soviets spent about $7 billion spreading communism worldwide in the 70 years from 1921 and 1991.
This appears to be a monumental campaign to bulldoze the more moderate strains of Islam, and replace them with the theo-fascist Saudi variety. Despite being well aware of the issue, Western powers continue to coddle the Saudis or, at most, protest meekly from time to time.
For instance, a Wikileaks cable clearly quotes then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.” She continues: “More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaeda, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.” And it’s not just the Saudis: Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are also implicated in the memo. Other cables released by Wikileaks outline how Saudi front companies are also used to fund terrorism abroad.
The ruling class in Saudi Arabia has spent up to or even more than 100 billion dollars financing the spread of the Wahhabi strain of Islam. Even in that article parallels were drawn between communism and Wahhabism itself.
The goal of this is clear. It is to convert otherwise normal people who follow the Muslim faith into militant followers of an ultra-orthodox sect of Islam.
This is why I think Saudi Arabia is borderline straight up evil because they are essentially diametrically opposed to the culture I come from and are actively engaging in subversive behavior by essentially transforming normal Sunni Muslims into what could be seen as foreign nationalists beholden to the Saudi state through the use of Wahhabi Mosques spread throughout western countries.