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Sunni-Muslim leaders criticise Saudi-sponsored Wahabbism

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Sufi Dervish dance
Sufi Dervish dance AFP/Fayez Nureldine

At an underreported meeting  at the end of August in Chechnya, in the Russian Federation, hundreds of Islamic scholars discussed the definition of Sunni Islam and declared Wahabbism, the strict Saud-based school, beyond the pale. But not everybody was invited and critics say politics may overshadow religion in the fierce debate that erupted in the Muslim world after the meeting.

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