How Google and Bing promote Wahhabism on the Arab Internet

Wahhabism is an intolerant version of Islam followed by perhaps less than 1% of the world’s Muslims. Yet a Google search for almost any Islamic topic in Arabic brings up a deluge of Wahhabi sites. Below is the first page of the Google results for the question of whether Muslim women may wear pants. I had to go to the second and third pages to find a single representative of the remaining 99% of the world’s Muslims who do not follow Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia has poured billions (with the support of Western countries) into promoting this intolerant and violent version of Islam, maybe that explains the prominence of these websites.

I looked at Bing and things weren’t any better there.

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