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Wendy King commented on a post on Blogger.
I have a question, perhaps not pertinent here, but where else can I ask it? What is Wahabi-ism, is it another sect like Shia and Suni, why do people think Whahabi-ism led to this, is it true that the Saudi government supports Wahabi-ism in Islamic centers worldwide, and does that mean that the Saudi government supports ISIS?  Wouldn't the ISIS destroy the House of Saud if they could take over the country? Is Saudi Arabia safe from extremism?
If I am asking these questions, I'm sure other people are confused too. Can you help? The Saudi people I have met seem immanently reasonable people whom I have liked and been able to relate to really well. I like them a lot and worry for their future.  So I am confused. Can you please explain to me?
or wsking28105@yahoo.com. Thanks.
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Wendy King commented on a post on Blogger.
 This is excellent article and much of the education on the topic I have been needing. However, it is marked by one great fault: cultural superiority. You assume that Muslim people are "rational" according to the western concept of rationality. Western reasoning is a learned skill. You are assuming that they think in a linear progression like we do. You assume that western reason is the way everybody reasons. This is not true. That is why you do not really understand them. They think in an entirely different way, marked by social and tribal positions of precedence, group pressure, village councils, tribal and sect-based loyalties, emotionalism, and tradition. It has nothing to do with western rationality.

You are speaking of a vastly uneducated, unlettered population who have no literary background except the Holy Koran and the tradition of The Holy Prophet Mohamed. Here, in these villages, popular emotion and tradition holds sway. Not western reason. In everything else in your article, I concur and thank you for your emphasis on mutual responsibility and understanding if change for the better is going to take place. The jihadis do not want change, they want to go back to a nebulous past where they think things must have been better, more cohesive, and more safe, more like the time of the Holy Prophet. It is unlikely that things will turn out as they wish. Here we see the same kind of cultural upheaval that issued China and Europe into the modern world, the violent breakdown of traditional/present society will eradicate everything that holds back the new. Altho that is not their intent, it will be their effect. They themselves will be destroyed in the process. It is especially sad that so many young men raised in Europe and the West, have turned against that education for a system that favors ignorance. And it is sad that their seeming lack of a future and gainful employment led to this, altho the whole world has suffered from this economic downturn. So sad...so dangerous!
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