If you, like me, don’t know much about Islam, particularly the variety espoused by Daesh and Saudi Arabia, this may help:

You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

I’m about halfway through it, and it seems like a well-written explanation. You may need scrap paper to keep track of all the people named ibn Wahhab or ibn Saud, though. Wikipedia helped me fix the dates of the founders of Wahhabism and the House of Saud.

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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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