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originally posted by: stirling
Allah Shmallah.............what a load of cayuse crap, this phoney war..................
originally posted by: mindseye1609
a reply to: Walsh
The US even has adoption programs for children of servicemen and foreign ladies of service .. Did in Korea in the 80's anyway lol a friend claims that's her back story... Man genetics is a hell of a thing... A marine and a Korean service woman make for a fireball lemme tell you what.
Also follow most of those groups you listed can be traced back to the "Wahhabi" section of Islam. I'd be willing to bet 75% or more of Islamic extremeism is born of Wahhabi ideals/orders.
The Wahhabi state of Saudi Arabia is the most extremist AND also the most successful at missionary work. The haus-o-saud's financing does wonders for spreading the extremist way. What the end game is I still don't know(IDK if anyone else even does either lol) but I can tell you Saudi Arabia is one of the major instigators of the last 15 years.
The principal tenet of Salafism is that the Islam that was preached by Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam and practiced by his Companions, as well as the second and third generations succeeding them, was pure, unadulterated, and, therefore, the ultimate authority for the interpretation of the two sources of revelation given to Muhammad, Sallallahu 'alaihiwasallam namely the Qur'an and the Sunnah. This is not interpreted to mean an imitation of cultural norms or trends that are not part of the legislated worship of Islam, but rather the fundamental beliefs of Islam, or 'Aqeedah.
The term Salafi is sometimes replaced with "Wahhabi", especially in American Orientalist and popular literature, but not always in a derogatory sense. However, the term is used overwhelmingly so in Shi'ite and many Sufi references, where it is replaced with the word "Wahhabi" almost as a rule. The term "Wahhabism" is, in turn, connected to various accusations of heresies and practices quite unknown to Salafi adherents, and is often spoken of in the American media in relation to terrorism, or "extremist" Islam.
Salafis categorically reject the Wahhabi label, because they consider it to be largely unfounded, an object of some controversy. Salafis will argue that Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab did not establish a new school of thought but rather revived the pure, unadulterated Islam that was practiced by the earliest generations of Muslims. Abd-al-Wahhab's writings, such as his magnum opus, Kitab at-Tawheed (The Book of Tawheed), plus others such as Masaa'il al-Jaahiliyyah (Aspects of the Days of Ignorance), and Kashf ash-Shubuhaat (A Removal of the Doubts) are agreed upon almost without exception, and are rarely considered by those that use the term "Wahhabi" for an understanding of "Wahhabism", or those who denigrate his methodology and beliefs openly, further consolidating the perceived intent of malice, or misconception.
While the ascription of "Salafi" has most commonly been used in the Arab World, and possibly even more so now by Muslims in the West, it is usually contextual, and secondary to the more common term Ahl-as-Sunnah (i.e., "People of the Sunnah"). Ahl al-Hadeeth (The People of Hadeeth) is more often used in the Indian subcontinent within the same context, identifying the adherents of Salafi orthodoxy, while used more in Arabic academia to specifically indicate the scholars and students of Hadeeth. All are considered to bear the same or similar connotation and have been used interchangeably by Muslim scholars throughout the ages, Ahl al-Hadeeth possibly being the oldest recorded term used to describe the adherents to the beliefs of the first three generations. Ahl as-Sunnah is overwhelmingly used by Muslim scholars, including Salafi scholars, but often by other than the Salafis, such as the Ash'ari sect, leading to a greater use of the term "Salafi" in the context of differentiation.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: Walsh
You might b e a muslim apologist but whether you like it nor not muslim extremism is blowing up people all over the world and those people are innocent except they are not muslims. Care to name another so-called religion that incites people to act in this way and is currently doing the same - we all grew out of this behaviour generations ago.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Walsh
Walsh my friend, the 75% was towards acts of extremism by Wahhabism, not how much of the population they take up!
I'd be willing to bet 75% or more of Islamic extremeism is born of Wahhabi ideals/orders.