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Origins of Modern Radical Islam

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Submitted by David Ryan (United States), Dec 27, 2021 at 13:04

I thought modern radical Islam came from Wahhabism which came about from Arabia's conflicts with the Islamic but decadent Ottoman Empire? Silly me.

Before that, smack in the middle of 900-1500, was the medieval radical Islam of the Sunni Revival which also provoked the Crusades and put a damper on scientific learning.

And what about before 900? It makes no sense to attribute any other cause to Islamic actions if it can be found in the Quran, hadith or Sunnah. Islamic ambiguity is basically synonymous with a depreciation of these.

If you have to be ambiguous about something in order to not be a murderous lunatic, what's the point? The problem is there. Toss it.

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