Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says – BBC News

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says

05 July 2017 – BBC News

Grand Mosque in MeccaSaudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed.

The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.

The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.

The UK’s Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are “categorically false”.

Ministers are under pressure to publish a report on UK-based Islamist groups.     [Read more]

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