The involvement of Salafism/Wahhabism in the support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world

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The involvement of Salafism Wahhabism in the support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world

The involvement of Salafism/Wahhabism in the support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR EXTERNAL POLICIES OF THE UNION
DIRECTORATE B
POLICY DEPARTMENT
STUDY

Corporate author(s):

European Parliament,
Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union
Private author(s):
Claude Moniquet

Abstract
The war in Afghanistan is undoubtedly a key moment in the emergence of an armed
rebellion in the Muslim world. The impact of this conflict quickly exceeded the borders of
Afghanistan to extend Pakistan. Since then, the Iraq war, the civil war that engulfed Syria
and the armed conflict in the Sahel have helped to increase guerrillas in the Muslim
world. This study aims to analyze the role of the Salafi / Wahhabi networks in financing
and arming rebel groups.