The Rise of the Wahhabi Movement
Professor Says Politics, Not Religion, Pushed Stringent Branch of Islam
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.
The Washington Post will be hosting this on-line discussion of Wahhabism on Monday. You can submit your questions at the above link.