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Wahhabism and Shia main threats, says Jakim official (Malaysia)
The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 31 | G Manimaran

Posted on 07/31/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT by george76

Wahhabism and Shia Islam are key threats to Malaysia’s security and should be kept under close watch to ensure they do not lead to extremism, a Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) official has said.

The National Security Council (NSC) put a group of clerics on its terror watch-list last week for preaching Wahhabism, a puritanical strain of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia


Zamihan stressed that, if left alone, Wahhabism and Shia Islam could “sow the seeds of extremism as seen in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia and Chechnya”.

He said certain parties were now actively promoting both teachings with financial assistance from foreign missions here.

“There are preachers who receive huge allowances every month... They will deny it if anyone asks them but we have proof,” said the cleric who is in the Quran and core knowledge division in the institute.

Zamihan added that, according to his research, Wahhabism and Shia Islam have about one million followers each in Malaysia.

He previously claimed that Wahhabism receives protection from politicians and has made inroads into religious agencies at national and state levels.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gulen; iraq; islam; jihadist; malaysia; pakistan; salafism; sharia; shia; shiaislam; turkishgulen; wahabbists; wahhabism

1 posted on 07/31/2011 10:05:43 AM PDT by george76
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Sharia banking is no less of a threat, in fact it makes possible the further financing of the Jihadist offensives of the violent side of Islam, and enhances the growth of the Islamic movement wherever it is present. Sharia finance is established in the US and Europe and is starting to grow.

Salafists are more fundamental than Wahabbists and Wahabbism came from Salafism. The Turkish Gulen movement, welcomed in this country via Gulen Charter Schools, is closely associated with the Islamist, Caliphate leaning Erdogan govt. The Gulen movement is ...Salafist.

2 posted on 07/31/2011 10:45:57 AM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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I wonder if he’ll be gunned down, or merely killed via suicide bomber? Thanks george76.

3 posted on 08/02/2011 3:15:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again --
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To: givemELL
Check out these commercials at Jihad watch Malaysia, pray for Malaysian Christians, Buddhists etc
4 posted on 08/04/2011 7:36:52 AM PDT by Karliner ("...It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” WC)
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