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Wahhabi or not Wahhabi that is the question?

Reader comment on item: [Freedom House report on] Saudi Venom in U.S. Mosques

Submitted by Andy (United Kingdom), Feb 5, 2005 at 06:29

Michael Moores' Farenheit 9/11 was aired on British TV last week. In it - accurate or not - were figures for Saudi investment in the United States, which amounted to about 4% of total investment, currently in the region of $800 billion. This would seem an explanation for the U.S. Goverment's attitude to Saudi backed information dissemination about Islam in America.

In my reading I have discovered that a Koran which has been published by a Wahhabi organisation, might be fundamentally different, in certain parts, from a non-Wahhabi one. It might be an instructive exercise to compare text of the supposed two types to see whether the so-called Wahhabi versions have been spiked up with hatespeak.

Is the Koran the Word of God or is it open to amendment and appendment? Of course there are a whole series of interpretations - ancient and modern - of the Koran. But this is not about interpretation, but altering words and phrases to tally more with the Wahhabi thinking, which, incidentally, is a surprisingly modern phenomenon. It might be wise to encourage the publication and dissemination in the U.S. of Korans which haven't been Wahhabised?
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