Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Financing terrorism

Will Theresa May continue to be pressed about her government's suppression of an official report on this subject? France 24 points out the hypocrisy of Mrs May's continuing the Conservative (and US) policy of keeping well in with the kingdom of Saud, after an independent think tank had published its own conclusions:

While the British public awaits the release of the public inquiry findings, the latest Henry Jackson Society report details the massive web of Saudi funding of British mosques and Islamic institutions, as well as the UK government’s poor record in countering the menace.
Saudi Arabia however is not the only country to be singled out in the 14-page report. Qatar, Kuwait and Iran are also accused of supporting trusts and other institutions that have promoted extremism and hate speech particularly against Jewish people and homosexuals.
But the Wahhabi kingdom’s extremist network dominates the report, with author Tom Wilson noting that “while countries from across the Gulf and Iran have been guilty of advancing extremism, Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly at the top of the list”.

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

In reply to a question from Caroline Lucas MP today, Theresa May stated that the report would not be published because of security issues, but would be made available to party leaders on a privy council basis. She rebutted Ms Lucas' suggestion that the non-publication was due to a desire not to upset one of our largest arms customers.