According to the Counterterrorism Blog, the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Aziz Al-Asheikh, the most senior Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia, released a religious edict at the beginning of October instructing “Saudis not to leave the Kingdom to participate in jihad – a statement directed primarily at those considering going to Iraq. Al-Asheikh said that he decided to speak up, 'after it was clear that over several years Saudis have been leaving for jihad' and that 'our youth…became tools carrying out heinous acts.' Perhaps even most significantly, Al-Asheikh also addressed potential donors, urging them to 'be careful about where [their money is] spent so it does not damage young Muslims.'"
Steve Hilton, a Fox News commentator who over the weekend had connected some Burisma corruption dots, had this to say about Connecticut U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal’s association with the tangled knot of corruption in Ukraine: “We cross-referenced the Senate co-sponsors of Ed Markey's Ukraine gas bill with the list of Democrats whom Burisma lobbyist, David Leiter, routinely gave money to and found another one -- one of the most sanctimonious of them all, actually -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal."