Wahhabi

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

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Earlier, the intensity of the criticism by Asian Tribune and of the international community and media organizations has forced the Saudi Arabian Government led by its Wahabist King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to defend the beastly and barbaric killing of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek citing excerpts of the case proceedings while there is already call to release the courts proceedings for perusal.
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.
Islamic scholar Siti Musdah Mulia told the rally that a ban on Ahmadiyah would be "inviting disaster" for the nation, and warned of the growing influence of "robed thugs" and strict Wahabist interpretations of Islam.
Rather, they are supported either by substate and transnational actors operating within weak states (like the Wahabist foundations, tribes, and clans within Saudi Arabia) or by official units of the weak states (like the Inter-Services Intelligence agency of Pakistan).
In a key deal with the US, Saudi Arabia has promised to sweep away restrictions hindering insurers from offering standard western-style services previously deemed un-Islamic under the country's strict Wahabist Sunni Muslim system.
If Osama Bin Laden got his way, perhaps Saudi Arabia might have been transformed into a militant Wahabist equivalent of the USSR.
Today some of the more conservative Muslim republics will not authorize a passport for a woman without her father's or husband's permission; it is worth recalling that the conservative case of Saudi Arabia has its injunctions regarding women directed by the revivalist Wahabist tradition.
The horrors of Wahabist Saudi Arabia constitute a warning of what the JHU and Bodu Bala Sena types will do in the name of Buddhism if ever they become dominant in Sri Lanka.
These people immediately returned to the traditional Islamic ideology and adopted the Wahabist sector.
Just as one Saudi student was overheard explaining to his English girlfriend that even in Wahabist Saudi Arabia, it is ok to wish western visitors 'Merry Christmas', the giant tree lite up brilliantly, as Saad pulled the switch and he and the crowd beamed with child-like delight.
Even Saudia Arabia seems willing to defer to Syria as the Wahabist Kingdom calculates how best to revive Arab nationalism as a bulwark against its nemesis, Shia Iran.Aa In the background the influence of Egypt, under its long time President Hosni Mubarak, diminishes.AaAa All these fast moving maneuvers and events leaves Washington with only Samir Geagea and few others to do its bidding.
Even Saudia Arabia seems willing to defer to Syria as the Wahabist Kingdom calculates how best to revive Arab nationalism as a bulwark against its nemesis, Shia Iran.AaIn the background the influence of Egypt, under its long time President Hosni Mubarak, diminishes.AaAll these fast moving maneuvers and events leaves Washington with only Samir Geagea and few others to do its bidding.