The Wahhabi Code (Hardcover)

How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally

By Terence Ward

Arcade Publishing, 9781628729719, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

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An Eye-Opening, Concise Look at the Source of the Current Wave of Terrorism, How it Spread, and Why the West Did Nothing

Lifting the mask of international terrorism, Terence Ward reveals a sinister truth. Far from being "the West's ally in the War on Terror," Saudi Arabia is in reality the largest exporter of Wahhabism--the severe, ultra-conservative sect of Islam that is both Saudi Arabia's official religion and the core ideology for international terror groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Boko Haram. Over decades, the Saudi regime has engaged in a well-crafted mission to fund charities, mosques, and schools that promote their Wahhabi doctrine across the Middle East and beyond. Efforts to expand Saudi influence have now been focused on European cities as well. The front lines of the War of Terror aren't a world away; they are much closer than we can imagine.

Terence Ward, who has spent much of his life in the Middle East, gives his unique insight into the culture of extremism, its rapid expansion, and how it can be stopped.

About the Author

Terence Ward is a US-born writer, documentary producer, and cross-cultural consultant who grew up in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he worked for ten years for Middle East Industrial Relations Counselors consulting with clients across the Gulf. The author of Searching for Hassan and The Guardian of Mercy, he serves as international trustee for World Conference of Religions for Peace. He is a member of the noted Middle Eastern Institute (ISMEO) in Rome and divides his time between Florence and New York.