Wahhabism

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Synonyms for Wahhabism

a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia

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Aiming to understand the roots of modern Middle Eastern terrorism, Heck (a senior business development economist operating in Saudi Arabia) rejects the idea that the source can be found in classical Islamic doctrine and even finds the Wahhabi movement to be unjustly maligned for violent militancy.
In fact, the author explains, it was only after the ulama began organized military opposition against the Wahhabi movement that Ibn Abd al-Wahhab authorized jihad to defend the Wahhabis.
But Fahd was blamed by many observers for creating the conditions for fundamentalism by repeatedly making concessions to clerics of the conservative Wahhabi movement in order to shore up support for his regime.
This alliance between the House of Saud and the theologians of the Wahhabi movement has endured for more than two and a half centuries.
To day, a major contender for orthodoxy is the 250-year-ld Wahhabi movement, a puritanical and confrontationist interpretation whose spread through the Islamic community, in the United States and elsewhere, is being underwritten by the wealth of the Saudi regime.
Tehran strongly denies such claims and accuses Riyadh of using an ancient racial conflict with the Arabs to justify the spread of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi movement in the GME.
At their July 24 meeting with the US diplomats in Baghdad, Iran's delegation raised the issue of US laxity towards Saudi Arabia and the Wahhabi movement which is Salafi.
The Wahhabi movement has grown in Timbuktu and Sikasso.
The original Wahhabi movement failed because of obstinate tribal traditions and because, by the 1920s, Saudi Arabia had already become a state with a strong central government.
Ironically, there is a suspicious historical collusion between the Wahhabi movement and the British Crown (see Wahhabi Past), but that is a long story and there are enough sources in the internet and elsewhere that covers it.
The Dawa group's strong influence in Kidal was less evident than in the previous reporting period, while the Wahhabi movement has grown in Timbuktu and Sikasso.
It was his son, Abdel Aziz Ibn Abdel Rahman (Ibn Saud), who revived the Wahhabi movement as he set out of Kuwait to re-conquer the Arabian peninsula at the turn of the 20th century AD.
The terrorists who have reportedly been members of the outlawed Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement fled into Pakistan after the operation in Sistan and Balouchestan province.
Aslam's remarks came after the outlawed Jeish al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement claimed responsibility for the abduction of 5 Iranian border guards earlier this month.
Rahmani Fazli's remarks came after the outlawed Jeish al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement claimed responsibility for the abduction of 5 Iranian border guards earlier this month.