The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in by Stephen Schwartz

By Stephen Schwartz

EISBN-13: 978-1-4000-7629-1

Since its formation in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been governed through interdependent households. The Al Sa’uds keep watch over politics and the descendants of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab impose Wahhabism—a violent, fanatical perversion of the pluralistic Islam practiced via such a lot Muslims. Stephen Schwartz argues that Wahhabism, vigorously exported with the aid of Saudi oil cash, is what incites Palestinian suicide bombers, Osama bin weighted down, and different Islamic terrorists in the course of the world.

Schwartz unearths the hypocrisy of the Saudi regime, whose reasonable facade conceals state-sponsored repression and terrorism. He additionally increases troubling questions about Wahhabi infiltration of America’s Islamic neighborhood and approximately U.S. oil businesses sanitizing Saudi Arabia’s photograph for the West. This sharp research and eye-opening reveal illuminates the heritage to the September eleventh terrorist assaults and gives new ways for U.S. coverage towards its closest best friend within the center East.

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I walked around the studio. By the doorway he had thumb-tacked postcards with paintings by Chardin, the midcentury English artist Ben Nicholson, and the nearly Five Stories 37 abstract still-life painter Giorgio Morandi. A backpack in one corner was open and inside was a half-eaten sandwich. The floor was scattered with crumpled papers and shreds of sharpened oil crayons. Clearly this was his life. ” Joel kept making paintings and sculptures of his heart motif until he graduated. I haven’t heard from him since, but I suspect he has not gone on in art.

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