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The Salafis and Rachid Ghannouchi in Tunis

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Submitted by Ibrahim Abu Bakar (Malaysia), Oct 30, 2012 at 20:24

Reading your "Islamism's Unity" made me wondering on the reasons for the Salafis and R.Ghannouchi in Tunis to cooperate. He probably has to cooperate with the Salafis because he does not want to get into trouble with them since the Salafis are known for their violent actions against other Muslims who refuse them.

Who are actually behind the Salafis in Muslim and non-Muslim nations? Some writers say that the Saudi Arabia royal monarchy princes are sponsoring the Salafis globally. If this view is true, why did they need to sponsor the Salafis and their violent activities? Do the rich Saudi princes would like to keep their Saudi Arabia safe from the Salafis themselves? They are exported to outside Saudi Arabia. If this true, why did not American leaders stop or prevent the Saudi princes from sponsoring the Salafis and their activities?

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