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Extremism
March 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s web of hate is spreading one of the worst forms of Islam – and this is where it leads

by
Douglas Murray

This article originally appeared in The Sun

Its roots lie in the Middle East and its web of hate spreads across the globe. But it is also here in Britain — and growing.

Since Wednesday’s carnage we have learned that 52-year-old Khalid Masood is believed to have converted to one of the worst forms of Islam.

Whether during his time in prison, or the years he spent in Saudi Arabia, Masood adopted Wahhabism.

This interpretation of Islam grew up in the 18th century. It is a Middle Eastern movement similar to Calvinism…

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Douglas Murray

About Douglas Murray

A bestselling author and award-winning political commentator, he previously founded the Centre for Social Cohesion, which monitors extremism in Britain. Murray is the author of numerous publications including, "Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech within Europe's Muslim Communities". A columnist for Standpoint magazine, he writes for a variety of other publications, including the Spectator and Wall Street Journal. Murray is an expert on Islamist extremism and UK foreign policy. He recently published a book on the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday.

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