Criticism of Wahhabi Islam Rising in Saudi Arabia In the wake of last May's suicide bombings in Riyadh, many Saudis are questioning the role of Wahhabism, the government-sponsored brand of Islam, in breeding militant beliefs. Among the dissenters are young Saudi men who had embraced Wahhabi doctrines but later rejected them. Hear NPR's Kate Seelye.
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Criticism of Wahhabi Islam Rising in Saudi Arabia

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Criticism of Wahhabi Islam Rising in Saudi Arabia

Criticism of Wahhabi Islam Rising in Saudi Arabia

Criticism of Wahhabi Islam Rising in Saudi Arabia

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In the wake of last May's suicide bombings in Riyadh, many Saudis are questioning the role of Wahhabism, the government-sponsored brand of Islam, in breeding militant beliefs. Among the dissenters are young Saudi men who had embraced Wahhabi doctrines but later rejected them. Hear NPR's Kate Seelye.