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Published: 01 September 2015

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849044646

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Force and Fanaticism

Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond

Simon Ross Valentine

A Hurst Publication

  • Wahhabism is the strictly enforced brand of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia-all other religious practice is prohibited, including other sects of Islam
  • Author lived and worked in Saudi Arabia to understand Wahhabism in practice
  • Considers what Wahhabism means to those whose lives are governed by its formidably strict tenets.
  • Draws on interviews with Saudis from all walks of life, including members of the feared mutawa (religious police)

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