Today’s radical Islamist terrorists have their roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam initially practiced in Saudi Arabia and spread across the world by the Saudi royal family. But on Saturday, November 25, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led off the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Ministers of Defense Council with a speech that said in part:
“The biggest threat from terrorism and extremism is not only killing innocent people and spreading hate but tarnishing the reputation of our religion and distorting our belief.”
But does he really mean it? After all, Wahhabi Islam is a huge part of Saudi society. In July 2013, Wahhabism which was birthed and reared in Saudi Arabia was identified by the EU Parliament as the main source of global terrorism.
Wahhabism is an ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam created by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab in the 18th