The Rise of the Wahhabi Movement
Professor Says Politics, Not Religion, Pushed Stringent Branch of Islam

Khalid al-Dakhil
Assistant Professor of Sociology, King Saud University
Monday, February 5, 2007; 11:00 AM

Khalid al-Dakhil, assistant professor of sociology at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be online Monday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. ET, to discuss his research into the rebirth and ascent of Wahhabist Islam — the strict interpretation adhered to by some al-Qaeda members — and the Saudi state in the early 20th Century. The Saudi writer and academic holds a doctorate in sociology from UCLA.

Submit your questions and comments before or during the discussion.

The Washington Post will be hosting this on-line discussion of Wahhabism on Monday. You can submit your questions at the above link.


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