WoPo online discussion of Wahhabism

You can submit questions ahead of time, or during the discussion.

Should be interesting.

Too bad he’ll probably have to spend most of the time responding to idiotic neocon hysteria as opposed to talking about the real issues and historical factors. 

The Rise of the Wahhabi Movement (The Washington Post)

Monday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. ET

The Rise of the Wahhabi Movement

Professor Says Politics, Not Religion, Pushed Stringent Branch of Islam

Khalid al-Dakhil
Assistant Professor of Sociology, King Saud University
Monday, February 5, 2007; 11:00 AM

Khalid al-Dakhil, assistant professor of sociology at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be online Monday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. ET, to discuss his research into the rebirth and ascent of Wahhabist Islam — the strict interpretation adhered to by some al-Qaeda members — and the Saudi state in the early 20th Century. The Saudi writer and academic holds a doctorate in sociology from UCLA.

HT: Crossroads Arabia (via Aqoul)


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