What Do ISIS & Saudi Arabia Have In Common?

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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?

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Study: The Involvement of Salafism/Wahhabism in the support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2013/457137/EXPO-AFET_ET(2013)457137_EN.pdf

Saudi funding of ISIS
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/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
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-yousaf-butt-/saudi-wahhabism-islam-terrorism_b_6501916.html
“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.”

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What does Saudi Arabia’s New King Mean For The World?
http://youtu.be/9BcOvSb5GcU

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