Wahhabi history sheds little light on modern terror

{ "b" : "God’s Terrorists," , "cite" : "by Charles Allen, Little Brown, €29.20."}

11th March, 2006

{ "b" : "God’s Terrorists," , "cite" : "by Charles Allen, Little Brown, €29.20."}

The 19th-century Viceroy of India, Lord Mayo, announced when he took up his post in 1868 that he was ‘‘determined to put down Wahabeeism in India as he had put down Fenianism in Ireland’’.

Time has proved that he wasn’t very successful with the first of his aims - and he was even less successful with the second. On February...

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