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  Saudi Arabia’s Wahabism and the Threat To Ethiopia’s National Security
The Saudis claim that Wahabism is a religion of peace and tolerance.
Historically, Wahabism is associated with the removal of head stones from the graves of the members of the family of the Prophet Muhammed, and the desecration of Sheite shrines in Najaz and Karbala in Iraq, and the struggle for power in what was yet to become Saudi Arabia.
Ethiopia is ruled by a sinister, treacherous and cynical clique that has no obligation to the maintenance of the unity and territorial integrity of the country, and stills less, to the defence and security of the Ethiopian state.
www.ethiomedia.com /press/wahabism_threat_to_ethiopia.html   (2238 words)

  
  Does Terrorism Have a History?
Wahabism is a movement of religious radicals growing out of Saudi Arabia who promote a word for word interpretation of the Koran.
Wahabism also claims to have the sole proper interpreters of the Koran and any that disagree are subject to death or forced conversion.
Wahabism grew to prominence in the 18th century, attacking pilgrimage caravans to Mecca.
www.janus.umd.edu /Feb2002/CurrentEvenWriteups/Tomcurrentevents/Terrorism/01.html   (226 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia’s Wahabism and the Threat To Ethiopia’s National Security
The Saudis claim that Wahabism is a religion of peace and tolerance.
Historically, Wahabism is associated with the removal of head stones from the graves of the members of the family of the Prophet Muhammed, and the desecration of Sheite shrines in Najaz and Karbala in Iraq, and the struggle for power in what was yet to become Saudi Arabia.
Ethiopia is ruled by a sinister, treacherous and cynical clique that has no obligation to the maintenance of the unity and territorial integrity of the country, and stills less, to the defence and security of the Ethiopian state.
ethiomedia.com /press/wahabism_threat_to_ethiopia.html   (2238 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wahabism is simply the political Islam that has been adopted for power sharing purposes.
Wahabism got popularity to the west and the Muslim world during the aftermath of Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Not to be mistaken that—it came by the name of wahabism, actually it came as the purification of Islam which was considered polluted by many centuries of neglect by the guardians of Islam Saudi Arabia.
www.faithfreedom.org /Articles/skm30716.htm   (1653 words)

  
 The American Spectator
Wahab declared ancient Islamic scholars "unbelievers" and "polytheists," those who held not only to Shi'a Islam, but also to the Sufi spiritual tradition and Islamic law, and burned their books.
Significantly, Wahab legitimized Jihad against fellow Muslims for the first time." Killing those who would not accept his version of the faith (and Saudi sovereignty), as well as taking their possessions, was good.
Whereas in Londonistan, in France, or in America's streets and prisons, Wahabism is an irritant, in the Islamic world it is one of the two main challenges to ordinary life (the other being the corrupt, Western-imported, secular, nationalistic socialism, against which Wahabism rages).
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=6564   (3476 words)

  
 Wahabism - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wahabism is the branch of Sunni Islam which is the official religion of Saudi Arabia.
It was founded by Wahab, an 18th century literalist, who some equate to a Puritan or revivalist figure.
Madrassas funded with Saudi money in the 20th century have followed a wide range of practices and taught a wide range of doctrines, some of which are clearly associated with terrorism, and others which are wholly tolerant.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Wahabism   (288 words)

  
 An Exegesis of Islamic Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Trully, this Wahabism is the new force to unite Islam into it’s true color existed in the early Islamic period of 7th century.
In the early 18th century Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahab a famous Saudi religious extremist leader called for a renewal of Islamic spirit, moral cleansing and the stripping away of all innovations to Islam since the 7th century.
Wahabism is not a new brand of Islam or any offshoot of Islam; Wahabism does not have any separate scriptural book, rather it is the real Islam.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/religion/757989/posts   (2019 words)

  
 Strategic Insights -- 9 /11: Wahabism/Hegemony and Agenic Man/Heroic Masculinity
The Joys of Fundamentalism (Wahabism) and The Social Psychology of Rage
The rise of fundamentalist Wahabism by Al-Quaeda being reactionary to the contemporary globalized world and the rapid changes taking place such as population growth, rapid urbanization, changing class/gender structures and exposure to Western (secular), materialist and often hedonistic (erotic) values.
Wahabism, a particularly stern version of Islam, furthered this fundamentalism.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /si/2005/Mar/segellMar05.asp   (3711 words)

  
 Wahabism the Evil roots of Muslim Terrorism
Wahab is considered by many to be a great reformer of Islam, and at the same time as the "father of Islamic terrorism.
Wahabism (together with the related Salafi-movement), is not representing the majority of Islam.
The only way to stop terrorism is eradicating its roots and these roots are the teachings of Wahabism and the Salafi movement.These intolerant teachings have to be stopped.
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 Wahabism Exposed
The term "Wahabism" has been in vogue for over a century and it began to be used in India and spread to the whole of Muslim world.
Those who made their goal to fight "Wahabism" are fighting a non-existent enemy, a creation of a figment of their own mind, an imaginary ghost.
The term "Wahabis" and "Wahabism" was the invention of the British to divide Muslims and fight against each other and weaken each other, so that British could continue to conquer Muslims land and rule them.
www.muhammadiyah.org.sg /articles/wahabism_exposed.htm   (989 words)

  
 Wahhabism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wahhabism (Arabic: الوهابية, Wahabism, Wahabbism) is an Orthodox Islamic movement, named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792).
It is the dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and recently Western Iraq.
The Wahhabis claim to hold to the way of the "Salaf as-Salih", the "pious predecessors" as earlier propagated mainly by Ibn Taymiyya, his students Ibn Al Qayyim, and later by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab and his followers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wahabism   (706 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Extremists in a Moderate Land
But it also became apparent that the spread of Wahabism, whose most famous adherent is Osama bin Laden, should be taken seriously.
Even many Muslims consider Wahabism an extremist sect, but its followers -- who include Saudi Arabia's ruling House of Saud -- insist they are simply practicing the "true" Islam.
Wahabism gained a foothold in the Muslim world in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, as the Saudis, tacitly encouraged by the United States and its allies, used their enormous financial resources to ensure that radical Shia Islam did not spread to the Sunni Muslim world.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A1102-2002Aug9?language=printer   (829 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wahabism is, in fact, a kind of Islamist totalitarianism.
Analysts say the impetus behind Saudi Arabia's recent export of Wahabism to central Asia came largely from a political decision on the part of the Saudi government to reduce the power of Wahabism at home by exporting it abroad.
Wahabism took hold in Afghanistan when Muslims from around the world joined forces to fight against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
www.brow.on.ca /Articles/Vincent.htm   (1562 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
That is, they want to portray Wahabism as the separate entity of Islam which is being misunderstood (by westerners) as the real peaceful Islam.
Wahabism is not a separate religion, nor it is a separate brand of Islam.
The followers of Wahabism including the Saudi Arabia’s ruling house of Saud insist they are simply practicing the “true” Islam of Prophet Muhammad.
www.faithfreedom.org /Articles/SKM/islamic_peace.htm   (1600 words)

  
 | Victory News Magazine | Articles | The Dissension of Najd-Wahhabism |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Muhammad ibn Abdel Wahab who was born in Najd in 1703 CE., is accredited as having instituted the branch of the Sunni Hanbali school, now known as Wahabism.
For a clear understanding of Wahabism, it is necessary to understand the roots of its ideology and the outstanding personalities which have influenced it.
Sulayman bin Abdel Wahab, distressed by the consequences of his brother Muhammad bin Abdel Wahab’s extreme opinions regarding who is, or is not a disbeliever, wrote a book Divine Thunderbolts that Reject Wahabism, expressly to criticise those views.
www.victorynewsmagazine.com /TheDissensionNajdWahhabism.htm   (3000 words)

  
 Political Crossfire Forums :: View topic - On Wahhabbism and Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It would not have shocked me if what you said about "wahabism" came from anybody but you man...
I said i was shocked because you told me you used to live there and i made the mistake of assuming that you know as much about the society in Saudi Arabia as i do.
I am 110% percent afainst Wahabism and Saudi Arabia with its regime, Sheikhs, way of life...pretty much everything.
www.politicalcrossfire.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=51224   (4761 words)

  
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Thus, destroying Wahabism, while not sufficient, is certainly a necessary condition for the successful prosecution of the war on terror.
And as America is now beginning to realize, destroying Wahabism cannot be done without shaking the House of Saud to its foundations.
Today, Wahabism is still used by Abdel Aziz's progeny to rule Saudi Arabia.
www.jr.co.il /articles/politics/saudi5.txt   (641 words)

  
 Wahabism the Evil roots of Muslim Terrorism
Wahab is considered by many to be a great reformer of Islam, and at the same time as the "father of Islamic terrorism.
Wahabism (together with the related Salafi-movement), is not representing the majority of Islam.
The only way to stop terrorism is eradicating its roots and these roots are the teachings of Wahabism and the Salafi movement.These intolerant teachings have to be stopped.
www.articledestination.com /Article/Wahabism-the-Evil-roots-of-Muslim-Terrorism/3074   (899 words)

  
 wais:topics:chechen separatism and wahabism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It was this that led Putin to begin the second Chechen war and not any concern for the oil pipeline from Azerbaijan, which was rebuilt to completely avoid Chechnya.
Wahabism was founded by Muhammed ibn Abd al Wahab (died 1792).
In the first decade of the nineteenth century the Wahabites captured Mecca and Medina and shocked Muslims because they destroyed the tombs of Muslim saints to whose cult they objected.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/ztopics/week100104/chechenseparatismwahabism1000104.htm   (354 words)

  
 Global Vision News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Viewed from a position in which Wahabism is an official school of thought, Islam is understood as an ideology as well as its early role as a political tool in the crusade against western countries.
Because of its commitment to Islamic revivalism and its tendency to be intolerant and hostile to all culture related to Western society, Wahabism tends to operate in a closed and intolerant society.
In Wahabism, based on the Sunni Islamic stream, there is the motto: An authoritarian leader is much better than having no leader at all.
www.gvnews.net /html/DailyNews/alert1907.html   (788 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia: Rethinking its Soul
I was extremely critical of Wahabism as well as Saudi policies in closed-door sessions and found the Saudi scholars and the various ministers who were in attendance, open and willing to listen, sometimes they were in agreement, sometimes they were baffled, never offended.
It is determined to maintain its relations with the US and is actively seeking to reform Wahabism and reconstitute the domestic basis of its rule.
Wahhabi ideas are now so deeply embedded that neither the ruling elite, who had abdicated their normative responsibilities until now, and the religious elite who are afraid of what they have created, can rein it in.
www.ijtihad.org /SaudiArabiaReforms.htm   (1157 words)

  
 Jihad Watch: Report Notes Expansion of Wahabism in Macedonia, Balkans
Experts have indicated that Wahabism is an Islamic religious trend that propagates religious radicalism and conservatism.
As an Islamic religious movement, Wahabism is exercised by so-called Wahabi groups.
If Wahabism, as an Islamic movement, finds its way to come to power in the Islamic Community, this would trigger a rerun of the Bosnia-Herzegovina's [B-H] experience.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/007017.php   (874 words)

  
 End Muslim Terrorism by Ending Wahabism Influence in Saudi Arabia
Al Wahab in his teachings wished to arrest the decadence in the Muslim society and infuse vitality in it.
In this simple message, Al Wahab set in motion events, which lead to present day religious and political alignment in Arabia and influence outside its borders.
General Zia Ul Haq, the eighties dictator of Pakistan was the first convert to Wahabism in Pakistan.
www.saag.org /papers10/paper903.html   (2104 words)

  
 Dagestan: Focus on Pak Tablighi Jamaat
This revivalist movement for the enforcement of Wahabism received encouragement from the late Gen. Zia-ul-Haq, himself a devout Deobandi.
Saudi Arabia, the cradle and citadel of Wahabism, was the main financial backer of the Wahabi-Deobandi organisations of Pakistan.
The Brelvis' Ahle Sunnat organised a rally at Islamabad on April 14,1999, to protest against the alleged demolition of the mausoleum of the Holy Prophet Mohammed's mother, Hazrat Amina, in Saudi Arabia.
www.saag.org /papers/paper80.html   (4730 words)

  
 Re: Madhabism not Wahabism!
Now 'wahabism' was a movement for ::the purification of Islam (by ridding it of the biddah practices that later :crept in).
::THe founder of Wahabism, Muhammad abd-alwahab was an adherent of the ::hambali school, whose teachings are not in conflict with that fiqh.
In ::fact 'wahabism' is used as an insult by muslims who do not adhere strictly to :any ::of the four schools of thought to those that do!
www.cafearabica.com /wwwboard/social/messages/971.html   (2369 words)

  
 Procrastination: Wahabis/Salafis Again
I expect that in the future, Wahabism will be seen as the beginning of an Islamic intellectual revival, ultimately leading to an Islam more compatible with modern life.
I have some rudimentary knowledge of the Christian Reformation, but that is not the topic I am interested in here, so I’ll ignore Ikram’s comments about it except to note that there are some similarities with the current events in Islam and that he is simplifying the history of the Christian Reformation quite a bit.
Though I am inclined to believe that Wahabism is the Islamic Reformation, it is not the only effort to modernize/plebeian-ize (with an ultra-conservative bent) Islam.
www.zackvision.com /weblog/2002/12/wahabis-salafis.html   (1876 words)

  
 Christian Warns Of Islamic Threat In U.S.
Jerusalem Post on the danger that Wahabism poses to the internal security of the United States.
Wahabism is the radical form of Islam embraced by Osama Bin Laden and actively promoted in Islamic schools in Saudi Arabia.
He also notes that the Muslim Student Association is committed to Wahabism and operates on virtually every major college campus in America.
www.traditionalvalues.org /modules.php?sid=1857   (353 words)

  
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Soon after these attacks, though, the Wahabis were put down by force and many were executed.
In the early 20th century, Wahabism made a comeback.
When the Saudi dynasty gained control of what is now Saudi Arabia, the Wahabis wanted Saudi Arabia to become an example of Muslim purity.
www.janus.umd.edu /Feb2002/CurrentEvenWriteups/Tomcurrentevents/cuurenteventhistofterror.doc   (1431 words)

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