Wahabism


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Noun1.Wahabism - a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia; "Osama bin Laden and his followers practice Wahhabism"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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Other terrorist forces were trained, armed, funded and supported by big powers led by US,Turkey and SaudiArabia known to be funding widespread terrorism to end all other sects of Islam and promote Wahabism and Salafism as a main Islam of modern Riyadh brand.
Hiding behind the nomenclature of 'sectarianism', 'provincialism', 'wahabism', and a pristine image of noble 'mujahideen' fighters, we have avoided calling terrorists by their name.
Along with the elements of money and education that link these individuals, the other common thread is adherence to Wahabism and its more extreme form, Salafism.
Saudi Arabia is the practitioner of the most purist of all Islamic groups in the Middle East - Wahabism or Salafism,' he added.
Wahabism, the extremist interpretation of Islam, has been linked to global terrorist movements stemming from countries whose madrasahs have been sponsored by Saudi Arabia, including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
The broad spread of Wahabism in the GCC countries has been tempered with strands of Sunni belief, a fact which gives Qatar access to activists of the Akhwanul Muslimeen or the Muslim Brotherhood which holds sway over Hamas in Gaza.
Sects like Al-Itixaad, which was promoting the Wahabism ideology, would be a good example.
Thus, the discourse constructed by Fazlullah was based on wahabism and revolved around jihad, extremism, anti-modernism, anti-statism, and anti-women views (Hussain, 2011; cited in Majeed, 2016:97).
More important, she adds, the new amendment came at the behest of Saudi Arabia, which adheres to Wahabism, a strict form of Sunni Islam.
Answering a question about the Saudi-funded spread of Wahabism that some have accused of being a source of global terrorism, Mohamed bin Salman said successive Saudi governments lost track of the effort.
decree aggressively outlawing Wahabism in Iraq and threatened offenders