The dictatorial regimes beheaded (litterally more often than not) all secular opposition for decades. The only ones that got away wer islamists hidden under the guise of charitable organisations which allowed them to get organised and win a clientele at the same time (think Muslim brotherhood).<quoted text>
So far, it looks like the Wahhabi's are winning that "overhaul". In Egypt, in Tunesia, even in Indonesia and Malaysia. I have little hope for Syria after Assad, considering what has happened in Egypt and Tunesia. It's quite the catch-22 situation in Syria: support a heartless dictator presently in power, or support his opponents, of which a significant proportion would be even worse.
Whahabbis they are totally exotic (and abhorrent) to most muslims who have a very different tradition.(The christian equivalent to wahabis could be the US far right who isn't exactly popular with all Christians either.) Other currents like sufis have not said their last word either.
What I was alluding to is a re-reading of text occuring in several countries on how to live in a modern world. Now in France some liberal imams are marrying muslim girls with christians, your typical wahabi would probably swallow his beard !