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Synonyms for Wahabism

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

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Wahabism, the 'extremist interpretation' of Islam, has been linked to global terrorist movements stemming from countries whose madrasahs have been sponsored by certain countries.
Saudi Arabia has been spreading Wahabism, the austere faith that is dominant in the kingdom, at the request of its Western allies, Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman has said.
The growing influence of Wahabism, proliferation of mosques and public flaunting of Islamic symbols are threatening the cultural fabric of the nation.
Just as SL was before the Saudi brand of extreme Wahabism influenced them, post 1980s.
Many Sunni religious leaders, including those inspired by Wahabism and other ideologies have declared Shias to be heretics or apostates.
This is because not only are the two states sharing a border which tied their security issues together but also because for Iran fundamentalism based on Sunni Wahabism and Talibanization is a big issue.
The New York Times on Wednesday, citing documents it reviewed, identified the buyer as Saudi Arabia's Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, whose country's wahabism ideology apparently forbids the official worship of Christ or any other religion except Islam.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept.24 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday stated that while elements like the ISIS are not too prominent in India as compared to other countries, a portion of their ideology is now converging with certain extreme-left ideas, and also cautioned that Sufism is being replaced by 'Wahabism' in the Kashmir Valley.
He mentioned that Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab of Saudi Arabia (mid-18th century AD) was the founding father of institutionalized extremism in Islam_ the Wahabism. Wahabi thoughts first spread in Saudi Arabia: and then, with Saudi funding, to the other parts of the Muslim world.
While the focus of the multi-nation anti-terrorism drive then was Al Qaida, attention has now shifted to the local Abu Sayyaf and most recently the Maute, a group that adheres to Wahabism, an ultraconservative form of Islam.
Though the writers tried to define Saudi Arabia's influence using the term Wahabism, they did not acknowledge the leading role the country has been playing to unite a rather scattered Muslim community.
Ali Gomaa again, one means of combating these groups is Sufism, a favourite target of Salafism and Wahabism. He quoted a religious saying calling on Muslims to withdraw themselves from the political scene in the event of the absence of an imam (meaning leader here), because taking the law in your own hands inevitably leads to bloodshed and charges of apostasy.
Elena and Constantine), debates on religious education (pro et contra), the three international conferences on inter- religious dialogue (Olirid and Skopje), debates on religious extremism, Wahabism, youngsters who go to fight in Syria and Iraq, pompous Ramadan iftars sponsored by politicians, etc.
Iranians, on the other hand, routinely refer to all violent Sunni extremists as "takfiris" precisely to highlight their practice of excommunicating other Muslims and frequently portray Wahabism, Salafism and other Sunni movements, with the same brush.
Our friends the Saudis provided their murderous religious ideology (Wahabism).