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Two Faces of Islam Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism

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ISBN-10: 1400030455

ISBN-13: 9781400030453

Edition: 2004

Authors: Stephen Schwartz

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Since its formation in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by two interdependent families. The Al Sa’uds control politics and the descendants of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab impose Wahhabism—a violent, fanatical perversion of the pluralistic Islam practiced by most Muslims. Stephen Schwartz argues that Wahhabism, vigorously exported with the help of Saudi oil money, is what incites Palestinian suicide bombers, Osama bin Laden, and other Islamic terrorists throughout the world. Schwartz reveals the hypocrisy of the Saudi regime, whose moderate facade conceals state-sponsored repression and terrorism. He also raises troubling questions about Wahhabi infiltration of America’s Islamic community and about…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00" wide x 5.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Stephen Schwartz, and author and journalist, has reported on religious affairs in the Balkans and other areas around the world for many years. He was on the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle, worked as a reporter for the Weekly Forward, and is currently a news writer at Voice of America. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Preface
Snow in the Desert: Muhammad and the Message of Islam
Fortresses and Mountain Paths: 1,000 Years of Islamic Expansion
Haters of Song: The Early Wahhabi Movements
Global Gamblers: The Wahhabi-Saudi Conquest of Arabia
The Coming of the Imam: Khomeini's Islamic Revolution
Permanent Jihad: The Shadow of Afghanistan
Sword of Dishonor: The Wahhabi International
Religious Colonialism: Wahhabism and American Islam
Whither Saudi Arabia?
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index