Saturday, December 19, 2015

Is Saudi Arabia to blame for Islamic State?

Is Saudi Arabia to blame for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIL)? It is commonly claimed that Wahhabism, the strict form of Islam originating in the Kingdom - and the Saudi state's aggressive promotion of it - has fuelled terrorism.  Saudi Arabia is also accused of funding IS, either directly or by failing to prevent private donors from sending money to the group.

Read more at the BBC
(Hat tip: KimR)


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