Thursday, July 13, 2017
Don't forget Trump dances with the wahhabis. I haven't seen such a yucky sight in many a moon.
John Bacon at USAToday
Saudi Arabia is U.K.'s biggest promoter of Islamic extremism, report says
Saudi Arabia, among the closest Middle East allies of the United States, is the biggest promoter of Islamic extremism in the United Kingdom, according to a conservative think tank.
The Britain-based Henry Jackson Society's report "Foreign Funded Extremism in the U.K." highlights the need for a public inquiry into foreign-based funding of extremist leaders and groups.
The group's assessment comes as the U.K. has been rocked by a series of terror attacks, including three in the past four months that killed more than 30 people.
The report says most extremism funding comes from governments and government-linked foundations based in Gulf States and Iran. Saudi Arabia has spent more than $70 billion in the past 30 years to export Wahhabi Islam across the Islamic world, including to Muslim communities in the West, the report says. Wahhabi Islam is a strict form of Islam built on literal interpretation of the Quran.
Much of the funding was used to promote an extreme interpretation of Islam, often overriding local practices and traditions that are more moderate. "In the U.K., this funding has primarily taken the form of endowments to mosques and Islamic educational institutions, which have in turn played host to extremist preachers and the distribution of extremist literature," the report says....