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.”