Juan Cole on Wahhabism listen04/02/09 Mitch E. Perry
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In University of Michigan professor Juan Coleâ€™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.