November 13, 2012

Saudi Arabia's Great Salafi Gamble

Susan Schmidt, The National Interest

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In serving their patrons in Saudi Arabia, ultraconservative religious Salafis are stirring violent protests and flexing political muscle in North Africa and fledgling Arab democracies. But the instability they unleash may backfire on their Saudi sponsors by animating new waves of religious fanaticism.

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TAGGED: Arab Spring, Salafists, Saudi Arabia

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