Local German Salafists and Saudi Arabia – An Unholy Alliance
In his article, Mahmoud Jaraba examines the new relationship between German Salafism and Saudi Arabia. In the past, Salafism in Germany was often viewed as a product of Saudi efforts to spread their own conservative brand of Islam. However, in the course of its social liberalization, the Kingdom has increasingly distanced itself from Salafism in recent years. Specifically, Jaraba explores the question of how the German Salafism, once supported by Saudi Arabia, now constructs its own version of Salafism adapted to the German context, while also criticizing the liberalization in Saudi Arabia.
The article published in the Journal of Muslims in Europe is freely available ONLINE.