Wahhabi

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

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However, according to a Pew Research survey, Indonesian Muslims consider themselves more pious than those in the Middle East - as they associate Wahabi thinking with the Middle East.
But when the Wahabis are asked as to how, in that case, how the Kaaba, the black cube in the center of Mecca, Saudi Arabia should be considered as the epicenter of Muslims and would be made mandatory for every affluent Muslim to visit that mosque at least once in the life time.
The Saudi regime with its vast financial resources and its anti-democratic Wahabi ideology is leading this fight against the revolutionary forces.
The shocking assault spurred radicalization and accelerated the rivalry between Wahabi and Salafi trends.
So Wahabis are Muslims and if they wish to adhere to the safest and best path for the sake of purity in religion, then what's wrong with that?
Significant for the non-Islamic world is that unlike normative Sunni Muslims, whose major empires such as the Abbassid, Omayad, and Ottoman generally tolerated Jews and Christians, the Wahabis and Muslim Brotherhood have no such tradition or inclination.
The movie also details the alliance between Al Saud and the Wahabis which allowed them to seize control of Saudi Arabia and rule by the sword and their interpretation of religion, setting the scene for the salafi, extremist and jihadist movements we see today.
An Iraqi security force revealed earlier this week that a coalition of former Bth party members and Wahabis have been trying to force Shiite residents to leave their homes or get killed, Alalam reported.
The group following the Barelvi school of thought believes in Sufism which the Wahabis, the Deobandis and the Ahle Hadees don't believe in.
The terrorist attack has widely been blamed on extremist Wahabis and Salafis trained by US intelligence in Pakistan.
Jethmalani, who was the first speaker at the meet inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil, said the Wahabis indoctrinated rubbish in the minds of young people to carry out terrorist attacks.
At least 27 people lost their lives and more than 200 others were injured in the terrorist attack, which has widely been blamed on extremist Wahabis and Salafis trained by US intelligence in Pakistan.
In the controversial episode of "Islam and the West," a guest suggests that Wahabi ideology plays a key role in why Islam is often associated with terrorism and violence.
The previous US administrations had turned a blind eye to this Wahabist coup because of their unholy alliance with the Wahabi world against the Soviets.
Deghati directly blames the Wahabi ideology for the problems in the region today.