Monday, April 06, 2009

Wahhabism, Islam, and bin Laden

It is frequently asserted that Osama bin Laden is a product of the Wahhabi movement in Islam. The odd thing is, that it looks as if the Saud family also has Wahhabi background, yet we do business with them. This site, and the book it refers to, suggest that the connection between bin Laden and the Wahhabi movement is overstated, and that bin Laden's real intellectual parentage comes for Qutbism.
HT: Joetta Thomas


Anonymous said...

Off-topic, Vic, but I think you'd be interested in AN Wilson's recent interview/article, given his relation to Lewis.

Victor Reppert said...