"It is this Wahhabi version of Islam which has infected the religion itself, now finding adherents in almost all branches and sects, especially the Shiites" This part of it (at least) is complete crap - - Wahhabism and Shiaism are diametrically opposed. Orthodox wahabbis regard Shiism as apostasy and therefore a capital offence. Wahabbism was certainly not intitially a political movement and has had no effect on those Muslim countries which formed the heart of the Ottoman empire. It has however been successful in the poorer countries which have been susceptible to Al Saud money - Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan. The majority of muslims look on the Wahabi as we look on Jehovah's witnesses. The difference being that Jehovah's witnesses don't have millions to spend and a motivation to kill everything that doesn't agree with them (unless there is something that they are not telling us)
posted on 05/02/2004 12:29:31 AM PDT
hmmmm. This sure is all making the big picture more visible.
Those of you that have known this must get it out to others in a clear and easy explanation.
Many of us have not understood the whole thing but have trusted Bush is doing the right thing as a God fearing leader.
Seems he is stuck in a tough spot trying to hold back the tsunami but not offending non-christian Americans to the danger we are facing.
posted on 05/02/2004 12:43:35 AM PDT
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