August 23, 2014

Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism

Ed Husain, New York Times

The Associated Press

Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the official sponsor of Sunni Salafism across the globe.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

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