Caryle Murphy, formerly a Washington Post reporter, just completed a three-year tour in Riyadh working as a free-lance journalist. She is the author of "Passion For Islam," and is a public policy fellow for the fall of 2011 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Ten years after 9/11 and in the midst of the Arab Spring, Murphy has produced a multimedia project for GlobalPost that examines Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's particular brand of Islam and the internal battle among adherents of this global religion to define their faith. The House of Saud has disavowed religious radicalism while attempting to stave off the Arab Spring within their borders. At the same time, some pro-democracy leaders are pushing for political reforms that blend Western ideas with Islamic values.