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Wahhabi


Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim.
  a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam
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  • Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim.
  • Across the dusty street, behind high walls, was the Saudi-built Madrassa-I-Arabia, where two years later, John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban," would come to study a fundamentalist brand of Islam called "Wahhabism."
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • A Wahhabi madrassa.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Wahhabi madrassa have many students hidden inside.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • "This also Wahhabi," Apo said.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In Pakistan, and other impoverished countries most affected by Wahhabi proselytizing, though, the name has stuck.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Wahhabi" is derived from the term Al-Wahhab, which means, literally, "generous giver" in Arabic, one of Allah’s many pseudonyms.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The bulk of that oil wealth pouring in from the Gulf is aimed at Pakistan’s most virulent incubator of religious extremism—Wahhabi madrassas.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • But our resources were peanuts compared to the Wahhabi.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Every time I visited to check on one of our projects, it seemed ten Wahhabi madrassas had popped up nearby overnight.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • "I don’t want to give the impression that all Wahhabi are bad," Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Rashid recounts his experience among the Wahhabi madrassas of Peshawar in his bestselling book Taliban.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Thinking about the Wahhabi strategy made my head spin," Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Apo calling Wahhabi madrassas beehives is exactly right.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Could you draw us a map of all the Wahhabi madrassas?" he asked.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He spoke about the Wahhabi madrassas sprouting like cancerous cells, and the billions of dollars Saudi sheikhs carried into the region in suitcases to fuel the factories of jihad.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "I tried to talk about root causes of the conflict—the lack of education in Pakistan, and the rise of the Wahhabi madrassas, and how that led to problems like terrorism," Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Wahhabi?
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And it is this generous giving—the seemingly unlimited supply of cash that Wahhabi operatives smuggle into Pakistan, both in suitcases and through the untraceable hawala money-transfer system—that has shaped their image among Pakistan’s population.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • By early September 2001, the stark red minaret of a recently completed Wahhabi mosque and madrassa compound had risen behind high stone walls in the center of Skardu itself, like an exclamation point to the growing anxiety Mortenson had felt all summer.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Before Mortenson left Rawalpindi, Brigadier General Bashir had pledged four lakh rupees, or about six thousand dollars, a considerable sum in Pakistan, toward a new CAI school to be built in his home village southeast of Peshawar, where Wahhabi madrassas were plentiful.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In December 2000, the Saudi publication Ain-Al-Yaqeen reported that one of the four major Wahhabi proselytizing organizations, the Al Haramain Foundation, had built "1,100 mosques, schools, and Islamic centers," in Pakistan and other Muslim countries, and employed three thousand paid proselytizers in the previous year.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Wahhabism is a conservative, fundamentalist offshoot of Sunni Islam and the official state religion of Saudi Arabia’s rulers.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • ""Why do they need so much space?""Wahhabi madrassa is like a" Apo trailed, off, searching for the English word.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • ""I’d known that the Saudi Wahhabi sect was building mosques along the Afghan border for years," Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Pakistan’s dysfunctional educational system made advancing Wahhabi doctrine a simple matter of economics.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Wahhabi [7] , Islam [1] , Allah [2] , Mecca [3] , Muhammad [4] , Sunni [5] , Hadith [7] , Kaaba [8] , hajj [8] , Taliban [3] , Shia [4] , Sunni [5]
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