The Elephant in the Mosque

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The Elephant in the Mosque:

The Wahhabi Menace

Many people who self-identify as Muslims ask: why should traditional Sunni Muslims should exert their time and energy to warning against those who are called “Wahhabis” (although nowadays the Wahhabis don’t usually refer to themselves as “Wahhabis but “Salafis”). The answer is manifold. Although there are many groups and ideologies that pose threats to the Muslims, such as, the cult of corporate consumerism, Christian missionaries, the military-industrial complex, the atheists, materialists and hedonists, ad nauseum, these ideologies, as grave of a concern they may be in various parts of the world, none of these groups consider themselves Muslims. Ignorant and vulnerable Muslims do not think that the beliefs these people mentioned advocate are actually from the religion of the Prophet Muhammad. Wahhabism, on the other hand, masquerades itself in the garb of piety and claims to be the true protector of…

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