God's Terrorists by Charles Allen
The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad

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What are the roots of today’s militant fundamentalism in the Muslim world? In this insightful and wide-ranging history, Charles Allen finds an answer in an eighteenth-century reform movement of Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab and his followers-the Wahhabi-who sought the restoration of Islamic purity and declared violent jihad on all who opposed them. The Wahhabi teaching spread rapidly-first throughout the Arabian Peninsula, then to the Indian subcontinent, where a more militant expression of Wahhabism flourished. The ranks of today’s Taliban and al-Qaeda are filled with young men trained in Wahhabi theology. God’s Terrorists sheds much-needed light on the origins of modern terrorism and shows how this dangerous ideology lives on today.
 

About Charles Allen

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Allen was born in India, where six generations of his family served under the Raj.
 
Published March 5, 2009 by Da Capo Press. 386 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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Allen joins 9/11 to his long-standing interest in the soldier/scholar adventurers of the British Raj and turns up some interesting nuggets on Islamic fundamentalism.

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