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Wahhabism is not a sect. It is the name of a reform movement. It is the conduit of the modern spread of terrorism. The previous Posts show you legislation regarding Saudi Arabia’s influence and spread of Wahhabism in America. The goal of the Wahhabist propaganda is to create more terrorists. This ideology “Wahhabism” has recent roots in Serbia, Bosnia, Somalia, Sudan, Algeria, and is spreading. It teaches hate, much like the Hitler Youth Movement in the 1930’s, the terrorists/Wahhabists goals are to brain wash young minds and mold them into people who will hate anyone who does not follow their views. Currently the European infestation of the Wahhabi ideology stems from the Bosnia War. The Wahhabist are the people who wage Jihad. They spread hate propaganda much like Hitler and Gerbil. We must stop these people by any means necessary. My Next Post I will give some insight into how to spot a follower of Wahhabism.- Ian Bach
The following is some of the information I found regarding Jihad and Wahhabism and how it has spread throughout the World and why it must be stopped as soon as possible. – Ian Bach
Wahabism is a branch of Islam practiced by those who follow the teachings of Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab, after whom the movement is named. Ibn Abdul Wahhab, who reintroduced Shariah (Islamic) law to the Arabian peninsula, was influenced by the writings of scholars such as Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Ibn Taymiyya. This theology is the dominant form found in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, as well as some pockets of Somalia, Algeria, Palestine and Mauritania.
“Wahabism” is among the most conservative forms of Islam?[says wikipedia – I call BS on that. – Ian bach]
Others have described the doctrine as inspiring violence and intolerance. [I agree says Ian Bach]
Ibn Abdul-Wahhab went so far as to declare jihad against Muslims who practiced so-called acts of polytheism. Ibn Abdul-Wahhab’s views were totally opposite to those of the renowned Muslim scholars of Mecca and Medina of that time. For example, he called intermediation of the Prophet an act of polytheism.
Wahhabis see their role as restoring Islam from what they perceive to be polytheism and innovations, superstitions, deviances, heresies and idolatries. There are many practices that they believe are contrary to Islam, such as:
Wahhabism also denounces “the practice of unthinking adherence to the interpretations of scholars and the blind acceptance of practices that were passed on within the family or tribe. Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab believed in the responsibility of the individual Muslim to learn and obey the divine commands as they were revealed in the Quran and in the hadith.”
This theology spread into Oman during the mid 1700’s AD where it played a role in the internal disputes and succession struggles of the country. Ultimately however, its influence lessened over time
Modern spread of Wahhabism
In 1924 the al-Saud dynasty (who were influenced by the teachings of Abdul Wahhab) conquered Mecca and Medina, the Muslim holy cities. This gave them control of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage, and the opportunity to preach their version of Islam to the assembled pilgrims. However, Wahhabism was a minor current within Islam until the discovery of oil in Arabia, in 1938. Vast oil revenues gave an immense impetus to the spread of conservative Islamic theology. Saudi laypeople, government officials and clerics have donated many tens of millions of US dollars to create religious schools, newspapers and outreach organizations.
Wahhabism is also thought to have had a large impact on the Qatar peninsula. It was embraced by many of the tribes of the peninsula and was a motivating factor in the efforts of the Al Thani clan (the current ruling dynasty of Qatar) to resist attempted conquest by the Al Khalifa clan (the current ruling dynasty of Bahrain) who rejected Wahhabism. Wahhabism also set Qatar apart from the rest of the Persian Gulf States. This may have been part of the reason that Qatar did not join the United Arab Emirates as was suggested by the British at the time.