The amusing thing about almost all Western scholarship on Islam and is the reluctance to recognise the role of Anglo-French and later American imperialism in promoting a form of Islamic fascism, to the exclusion of long-established and once-dominant alternative variants. The House of Saud and Wahhabi Islam may have complex antecedents though Muhammad Ibn Al Wahhab was basically an illiterate murderer. But the monster haunting the world today was created by British colonial sponsorship. It was a pathetic ploy to retain colonial privilege, secure oil supplies for the navy and supposedly keep communism at bay. The chickens will keep coming home to roost for a very long time. Amen!