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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This alliance resulted in over two centuries of jihadist conflict, out of which the Wahhabi movement succeeded in establishing itself as the dominant religion of Arabia and founded the Saudi Arabian state.
In a press statement, The Observatory considered that the terrorist blasts took place in Damascus yesterday come in the framework of supporting the agent of the international US-Zionist terrorism, the Wahhabi Movement of Istanbul Council, the unlimited terrorist militia and funder.
This morning at 5:00 am (0300 GMT) a (police) operation was launched against the extremist Islamist Wahhabi movement in the territory of Novi Pazar, Sjenica and Tutin," Interior Minister Ivica Dacic told the Tanjug news agency.
SARAJEVO: A recent deadly attack against a police station has raised fears in already ethnically-divided Bosnia about the spread of the radical Islamic Wahhabi movement there.
As late as the 14th century, Islamic scholar Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyya, whos= e writings influenced the Wahhabi movement in Arabia, ruled that sacred Isl= amic sites are to be found only in the Arabian Peninsula and that "in Jerus= alem, there is not a place one calls sacred, and the same holds true for th= e tombs of Hebron.
On the other hand, the Saudis could not help but feel somewhat fragile as the open anti-Wahhabi stance of the Houthis was able to gain listening ears in the very territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and thus question the temporal authority, which the Wahhabi religious establishment has come to embody, without regards to the true teachings of Islam on matters of statecraft, propagation of the faith and the unusual amity with bloodshed and violence that the Wahhabi Movement almost exclusively relied on to spread its heretical doctrine.
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.
And the third is the Wahhabi movement originating in Saudi Arabia.
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.
In addition, the Wahhabi movement has vilified Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, exacerbating divisions and causing turmoil throughout Asia and Europe (most notably in Afghanistan).
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.
This lively volume collects poems by Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd in the Arabian Peninsula shortly before the hegemony of the Wahhabi movement in the early 18th century.
The terrorists of the Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement flee into Pakistan after each operation in Iran.