This series will seek to examine the sweeping rise of Saudi Arabia as a regional and global player. Since their conception, the Saudi dynasty has been heavily linked to Wahhabism, and their close ties have led to overlapping influences. 333 more words
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Crest reviews The Battle for British Islam - "a must read before passing judgement on home-grown extremism"
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Sara Khan’s provocative title is more than just an attention grabber. She has spent years fighting extremist Islam in Britain, most recently as the director of…
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Why did extreme groups start to secure a foothold at the turn of the century? Paradoxically it may partly have been because ‘traditional ties of family and community were loosening, and individuals were becoming open to new ideas about their faith.’ But whereas some chose a liberal path, others were drawn to the certainties of Islamism.