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


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The complexity of Islamist movements, he writes, is compounded by a tendency for Western scholars and policymakers to lump Wahhabists and the Brotherhood together.
Further, JAM staged two up-risings against the Coalition in April and August 2004, (4) and was also heavily involved in sectarian violence following the February 2006 attack on the Shia al-Askari (Golden domed) mosque in Samarra as Sadrists indiscriminately attacked presumed Baathists and Wahhabists.
Wahhabism is thus, at its heart, a premodern theological movement and Wahhabists continue to make mostly theological arguments about the oneness of God and proper forms of worship.
Classified as Wahhabists, they have been forced either to emigrate from Chechnya or to conceal their real identity.
For Nasr, Khomeini simply took the fight to the Wahhabists and even claimed to be a protector of the holy sites in Saudi Arabia.
Wahhabists see their role as a movement to restore Islam from what they perceive to be innovations, superstitions, deviances, heresies and idolatries.
The CIA provided two specific HUMINT [Human Intelligence] reports that support this assessment, both of which indicated that Saddam Hussein's regime arrested and in some cases executed Wahhabists and other Islamic extremists that opposed him.
Christianity: Christian Wahhabists, Barbara Ehrenreich,
WASHINGTON -- The Foundation for Defense of Democracies has released the first-ever study of what radical Saudi Wahhabists are preaching to their followers about the United States and non-Muslims on social media sites.
that fails to create a plausible link between the Wahhabists of Ibn Saud in the 1920s and such events as 9/11 today".
More wahhabists want to act in the framework of IVZ," said Selimovski.
The spread of wahhabism in Macedonia came into the spotlight a few months ago when the president of the Islamic Religious Community, Sulejman Rexhepi, said that a few mosques in the region of Skopje had been taken over by wahhabists.
It has grown to prominence ever since the Wahhabists of the first Saudi state, who are also Salafists, captured Mecca and Medina in 1803.
Furthermore, it does not seem to bother American foreign-policy makers that, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Saudi-backed Wahhabists infiltrated mosques and Islamic organizations all over the world and created a generation of radical preachers and armies of thugs that it will take generations to dismantle.