Growing Ultraconservative Revival in Saudi Arabia

(New York Times) Craig S. Smith - "The Taliban were pure Muslims," says Saleh al-Rashodi, part of an ultraconservative Islamic revival in Saudi Arabia whose most extreme elements sympathize with, if not support, the holy war against the United States declared by Osama bin Laden. Interviews with dozens of people in the kingdom suggest that a significant and growing number of people see the world in ways similar to Mr. Rashodi.

2002-12-13 00:00:00

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