Skip to comments.Wahhabism and Shia main threats, says Jakim official (Malaysia)
Posted on 07/31/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT by george76
Wahhabism and Shia Islam are key threats to Malaysias 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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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.
I wonder if he’ll be gunned down, or merely killed via suicide bomber? Thanks george76.