What does Wahhabism mean?

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  1. (Islam) A branch of Sunni Islam practised by those who follow the teachings of Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab
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This was a group that emerged in the 1950s from a group of Palestinians and Saudis being very close to Wahhabism, the main Islamic tradition of Saudi Arabia.
The two main allegations are that, by its nature, Wahhabism encourages intolerance and promotes terrorism.
Matevski claims that the wahhabism is intolerant toward other religions as well and that the wahhabists enter certain political groups in order to realize their intentions.
Helfont introduces his monograph with a historical sketch of both Wahhabism and the Brotherhood and a discussion of their respective ideologies.
Barrak, who is thought to be around 75, is viewed by Islamists as the leading independent authority of Wahhabism.
He espouses the Islamic ideology of Wahhabism, the doctrine promoted by the Saudi royal family, and quite distinct from the Sunni faith practised by most Iraqi Kurds.

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