The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia. Library of Modern Middle East Studies 50. Published in 2006 by . Tauris & Co Ltd 6 Salem Road, London W2 4BU 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010 ww. btauris. In the United States of America and in Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St Martin’s Press 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Muslim critics have dismissed it as a heretical innovation that manipulated a backward people to gain political control. He also assesses the challenges that it faces from radical militants within the Kingdom.
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Commins' seems to play down the role of Wahhabi thought and its dominance within Saudi Arabia for the creation of men like Osama bin Laden. Commins seems to place more of the blame on the influence of the Islamic Brotherhood and men like Qutb, but it seems to me that the dominance of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia creates fertile breeding ground for these radicals
David Commins dismisses the clichés, examines the nature of Wahhabism, and offers original findings as to how Wahhabism rose to dominance in Arabia and projected its influence in the Muslim world. Users who liked this book, also liked. Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979 (Cambridge.
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David Commins' book questions this assumption. He examines the debate on the nature of Wahhabism, and offers original findings on its ascendance in Saudi Arabia and spread throughout other parts of the Muslim world such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also assesses the challenge that radical militants within Saudi Arabia pose to the region, and draws conclusions which will concern all those who follow events in the Kingdom. Publisher description. Abd alAziz ibn Saud and the Taming of Wahhabi Zeal. 71. Wahhabism in a Modern State. David Commins dismisses the clichés, examines the nature of Wahhabism, and offers original findings as to how Wahhabism rose to dominance in Arabia and projected its influence in the Muslim world.