RAJ REPORT

The Reason You Can’t Always Hear the Moderate Muslim Voices | Atia Abawi————-For decades now, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have been supporting and funding the spread of Wahhabism. Providing schools an interpretation of the Quran that adheres to their ridged standards of Islam. And in recent decades, they are exporting these fundamentalist interpretations to Mosques and communities in the West.

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For decades now, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have been supporting and funding the spread of Wahhabism. Providing schools an interpretation of the Quran that adheres to their ridged standards of Islam. And in recent decades, they are exporting these fundamentalist interpretations to Mosques and communities in the West.

Radical Islam is a fairly new occurrence in Afghanistan and many other countries, often introduced in a time of war and turmoil — recruiting the young, vulnerable, and poor. The remnants of a moderate form of the religion have all but disappeared in modern day Afghanistan as both Sunni and Shia extremists gain momentum through the patronage of outside actors like Saudi Arabia and Iran. In many countries today, Islamic scholars are afraid to teach tolerance for fear of being killed by extremists in their communities.

 

 

 

The Reason You Can’t Always Hear the Moderate Muslim Voices | Atia Abawi.

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