The Philadelphia Daily News has an unusually candid article on the recently arrested defendant charged with plotting to assassinate President Bush: “Ex-valedictorian at ‘Terror High’ named in plot to kill Bush.” The article describes him as a graduate of Alexandria’s Saudi-funded “Terror High.” The article also quotes Daniel Pipes:
Daniel Pipes, director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum and a well-known advocate of aggressive anti-terror policies, said the school is like “having a little piece of Saudi Arabia” in northern Virginia. He claimed the Islamic Saudi Academy is a classic case of pitting free speech against protection from future attacks.
“It’s like the Nazis having little Hitler schools in America during the 1930s,” Pipes said last night. Fifteen of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi, although the oil-rich nation is a close ally of the Bush administration.
Saudi Arabia is a close ally of the Bush administration? The article doesn’t cite a source for that proposition, but it does quote Pipes contradicting it:
He noted that the oil kingdom “is not really a friend and not really an enemy” and that “we need to sort it all out.”