Birmingham Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The Birmingham Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies specialises in Islam as a spiritual and historical reality, and the contemporary Middle East.

 

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Posted 07 August 2018

The bloodbath at a holy shrine that launched global jihad

Professor Jocelyne Cesari is quoted in OZY in an article on the Grand Mosque of Mecca attack of 1979. Cesari argues that the year was the turning point in the rise of Saudi policy of exporting its doctrine of Wahhabi Islam all over the Muslim world.

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