I received an email some time ago about an int'l seminar in Malaysia (16 & 17 March) to discuss the life and times of Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab, the founder of the Wahhabism ideology. The 2-day seminar is organised in the state of Perlis in Malaysia, which is already known as the Wahhabi capital of Malaysia. Interestingly, the seminar will be officiated by the Prince Regent of Perlis and the Chief Minister of Perlis. I supposed their presence is just so that everyone can now confirm that Wahhabism is the official creed of the State of Perlis, just like it is in Saudi Arabia. We can put any doubt to rest now.
The speakers for the seminar are coming from United Kingdom, Makkah (of course!), Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. I heard that buses have been arranged by organisations in Malaysia and Singapore to bring the loads of participants to the seminar. The disappointing thing is that there have been many seminars on Prophet Muhammad organised in Malaysia and Singapore, but for the life of me I could not remember any bus loads of people attending such seminars. I don't recall the Wahhabis coming in droves to attend a seminar on our beloved Prophet, but it seems they will bend over backwards to promote their founder and the warped ideology.
Actually if you think about it (the story of Wahhabism), it's really funny. Countries like Britain which had contributed towards the rise of Wahhabism, and the formation of Saudi Arabia, are the biggest regretters today. They've created a monster they can't subdue! Same goes with Saudi Arabia - they can't control the monster they created. It seems the Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia feel that their Wahhabi rulers are just not Wahhabi enough!
By Allah, let it be known that the days of Wahhabism are numbered. The beauty and glory of Islam shall return!