[Marxism] Fwd: Scapegoating Wahhabism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Oct 2 11:06:11 MDT 2016


These words, “terrorism” and “jihad,” have arguably become two of the 
most misunderstood and misused today. “Terrorism” is treated as an 
abstract, omnipresent threat, and “jihadism” as its creating force. Used 
in these ways, these terms tell you what to fear without necessarily 
explaining why.

The terms “Wahhabism” and “Salafism” (often clumsily clumped together as 
“Wahhabi-Salafism”) have undergone similar transformations. As Muslims 
and non-Muslims alike began to criticize skewed, Islamophobic 
understandings of “jihadism,” some attempted to subtly preserve its 
unruly connotations by shifting the blame to a so-called 
“Wahhabi-Salafist” form of the practice.

full: http://muftah.org/scapegoating-wahhabism/



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