Wahhabism, Terrorism, and the Attack in Manchester

A new article by Patrick Cockburn at The Independent, a UK online newspaper, argues that the recent terrorist attack in Manchester and similar attacks across the globe can be attributed to the Islamic Wahhabism belief system which has its roots in Saudi Arabia.

He asserts that Western governments – particularly the U.S. and U.K. – are reluctant to place the blame on Wahhabism, because they do not wish to anger the Saudis, and therefore instead place blame more generically on “radical Islam.”

Comments


Susan_Wright
EditorSusan_Wright
New Comment
etbass
30
Steve Berman
EditorSteve Berman
New Comment
Still Jules
David Thornton
EditorDavid Thornton
New Comment
Still Jules
6
Steve Berman
EditorSteve Berman
New Comment
E.E. Bokbok
6
peterheck
Editorpeterheck
New Comment
etbass
10
Susan_Wright
EditorSusan_Wright
New Comment
etbass
7
ClaytonFelts
EditorClaytonFelts
New Comment
JPL
9
Susan_Wright
EditorSusan_Wright
New Comment
Chevy99
5