Saudi Arabia’s new king has strong ties to a version of Islam called Wahhabism. ISIS also claims strong ties to Wahhabism. So, what is Wahhabism, and how does it affect this region?
Study: The Involvement of Salafism/Wahhabism in the support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world
Saudi funding of ISIS
“At present, there is no credible evidence that the Saudi government is financially supporting ISIS. Riyadh views the group as a terrorist organization that poses a direct threat to the kingdom’s security.”
How Saudi Wahhabism is the fountainhead of Islamist terrorism
“No matter which organizational connections (if any) ultimately prove to be real, one thing is clear: the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical “Wahhabi” strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia.”
What does Saudi Arabia’s New King Mean For The World?
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