Wahhabism is the answer to the above headline. And yes it may be a difficult word to say initially but Wahhabism is a super strict form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia.
Yes Saudi Arabia, the same place where women can’t drive cars and lengthy jail terms awaits anyone participating in peaceful activism.
And then there is ISIS, the murderous headline grabbers who also claim to follow Wahhabism and who are busy videoing themselves doing despicable acts such as the recent killing of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya.
As you’d know it’s not an easy issue and there are plenty of diverse opinions out there on who is responsible for this current crisis in the Middle East.
But for some general information on what Wahhabism is and why some Saudi citizens are believed to be funding groups such as ISIS see the video above.
It’s a good introduction to a messy issue which somehow would great if it just went away but doesn’t look like it will anytime soon.
Muslim opposition to ISIS
Before finishing it should be noted that most of the world’s Muslims oppose ISIS and that the majority of the people killed by the brutal group have also been Muslims.
I also take my hat off out of respect to the Kurds, a religiously diverse people.
They’re doing their utmost in their ground campaign against ISIS in northern Syria and Iraq.