The Saudis' conflicting priorities

NY Times:

Saudis and Jihad: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

Critics see Saudi Arabia’s export of a rigid strain of Islam as contributing to terrorism, but the kingdom’s influence depends greatly on local conditions.
This appears to be an apt description.  The Saudis are actually pretty good at finding jihadi threats to the kingdom and dealing with them.  But their export of Whabbism is also seen as one of the causes of the spread of Islamic terrorism.

Congressman Dave Brat has recently introduced legislation that would stop the building of mosques by any country that prohibits the building of other houses of worship in their own country.  It at least makes a statement about the institutionalized religious bigotry as practiced by the Saudis and many other Muslim countries.


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