Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Saudi Arabia 'Major Foreign Sponsor of Extremism in UK,' Report Reveals

A new report by the Henry Jackson Society claims Saudi Arabia has been sponsoring Islamist extremists in Britain. The findings come as British Prime Minister Theresa May faces pressure to publish the government's own report into foreign funding of terrorism.

The irony of the report is that Saudi Arabia and several of its allies in the Middle East has recently imposed a blockade of Qatar, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism.

The Henry Jackson Society's report said funding in the UK has taken the form of endowments to mosques and Islamic educational institutions, which played host to Islamist extremist preachers and the distribution of extremist literature.

It says two organizations, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) and the Muslim World League (MWL), were at the forefront of the pushing of an "illiberal, bigoted, Wahhabi ideology."
"WAMY has a long record of involvement with the promotion of violent Islamist extremism and the distribution of hateful literature," it added.

There is a huge element of hypocrisy about the propagation of Wahhabism in Britain, as hardline Muslim regimes are utterly intolerant of any other faith," said the report.

A group of MPs have also decided against publishing a separate Foreign Office strategy paper on the region for fear of upsetting strategic relations in the Gulf, which include billions of dollars in arms, aerospace and oil industry sales.

Sputnik News: Saudi Arabia Sponsoring Extremism

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