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Democracy Paradox
May 30, 2023
Cole Bunzel on Wahhābism
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The Jihadis today root themselves theologically and ideologically in a particular movement that is exclusivist, that is militant, that is activist, and that is the movement known as Wahhābism.

Cole Bunzel

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Cole Bunzel is a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the editor of the blog Jihadica. He is the author of the book Wahhābism: The History of a Militant Islamic Movement.

Key Highlights

  • Introduction - 0:33
  • Relevance and Overview - 2:43
  • Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab - 14:15
  • Appeal to Adherents - 26:14
  • Legacy - 36:16

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Wahhābism: The History of a Militant Islamic Movement by Cole Bunzel

Read the Jihadica Blog

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