Far(East) reaching tentacles of Wahhabism

This file photo from Jan. 13, 2016 shows Lebanese students carrying portraits of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Saudi Shiite cleric executed by Saudi Arabia, and other placards denouncing Saudi Arabia and Wahhabi ideology during a protest to denounce his execution in Nabatiyeh, South Lebanon. (Photo by AP)

The impetus for the spread of Wahhabism through the Muslim world was ‘the largest worldwide propaganda campaign ever mounted, dwarfing the Soviets’ propaganda efforts at the height of the Cold War.

It is no more surprising news that Saudi petrodollars have played a key role in the radicalization of Muslim societies across the globe.

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