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Submitted by DT (United States), Apr 25, 2007 at 17:01

I have been reading an interesting book by Dore Gold called Hatred's Kingdom where he studies the radical Wahabi movement in Saudi Arabia. Very interesting. Wahab got around the Koran injunctions to not hurt other Muslims + protect 'people of the Book' (Christians/Jews) by declaring them all to by 'Polytheists' (Mushrikun).

Thus Wahab was able to justify the oppression of non-Wahabi Muslim's - basically forcing them to convert or die. Gold cites radical Wahai theologians who claim that modern day Christians and Jews have degenerated to the point where they qualify as Polytheists/Mushrikun instead of People of the Book, which at least can live in Islamic states if they pay the head task. The Mushrikun get the 'convert' or die treatment.

Because of Saudi $$$$$, the Wahabi radicals have gone all over the world and developed an extensive terrorist network like Bin Laden.

So even if the Koran instructs moderate behavior, the radical clerics will find a way to make exceptions so the terrorists can justify their actions.

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