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Synonyms for Wahhabi

a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia


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In relevant remarks last month, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad noted that terror groups, including Al-Qaeda and ISIL, have been able to find fertile soil in Iraq as a result of US interventionism, with Saudi oil money and their poisonous Wahhabi ideology nurturing the groups and helping them grow.
Under the Wahhabi interpretation of Sharia Islamic law, apostasy demands the death penalty, as do some other religious offences like sorcery, while blasphemy and criticism of senior Muslim clerics have incurred jail terms and corporal punishment.
Unfortunately, though, it's a very short step from Wahhabi Islam to the violent jihadism practiced by the Islamic State.
12 meeting with King Abdullah, Ma'ssoum and his top-level team heard the monarch explain the new Wahhabi vision of Greater Kurdistan as a stabilising society in the GME.
15 convicted of sedition and other charges in a case which had been followed closely by Shi'ite Arabs in the Wahhabi kingdom and in neighbouring Bahrain.
First, one must work to curtail the funding for radical Islamic groups and the spread of the intolerant Wahhabi form of Islam from the oil-rich Gulf region.
He added that the narrow minded Wahhabi thought came from Saudi Arabia and this thought has spread terrorism in all the region as it has called all the religious teachings as heresies.
We are not Wahhabis, we are Muslims," he explained.
In his view, it is good that Sulejman Rexhepi sees the state flag of Saudi Arabia, a country where the wahhabi movement is a state religion, which gets greater roots and suppresses the traditional Islam in our country.
A Saudi-based Wahhabi cleric issued a fatwa - religious order - calling on women to offer themselves to the armed militants fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
At his first trial, Jasarevic had a long beard and appeared in a traditional Wahhabi robe and cap.
There was, in parallel, a war of low intensity going on between the royal regime and the Wahhabi religious establishment.
Islamabad, May 30 ( ANI ): Pakistani Wahhabi Deobandi militants have praised the beheading of a British soldier in Woolwich, London, in a message published on social networking website Facebook.
However, a source told Agence France Presse (AFP) the pair had contacted an activist in the local Wahhabi movement, which the government has been cracking down on.
Olaf College) traces the history of religious conflict within the minority Muslim community of Ghana by examining the place of Wahhabi returnees trained in Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the formulation of local Muslim identity from 1920 to 2010.