Juan Cole on Wahhabism

04/02/09 Mitch E. Perry
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In University of Michigan professor Juan Cole’s new book, Engaging the Muslim World, he writes about Wahhabism, the distinctive form of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia. He writes that it has generated a great deal of concern among outsiders.

Many western observers, in explaining everything with reference to a single religious tradition, ultimately reduce Saudi Arabia to a caricature, he says. In our interview conducted with him last week, WMNF asked Cole about Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia.

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