—“What is often forgotten is Britain’s responsibility. Islam prior to 1918 was centralized and centred in Istanbul – it was being codified there (and in Ottoman Cairo) and was modernizing. … When Britain backed the Arabs in 1915, they also backed the Saud family and, intententionally, the reactionary Islam of the Arab peninsular to use against the Ottomans – as a consequence we’ve seen the rise to prominence of Wahabbist Islam.”—Aaron Kahland

Yes, I think it’s not understood that they Koran in use today was written in the 1920’s.

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