Islam | U.S. ally pledges $1 billion to spread conservative Muslim ideology blamed for rise in terrorist violence
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 5/08/17, 12:39 pm
Saudi Arabia is financing the creation of hundreds of new mosques in Bangladesh, sparking fear among the nation’s religious minorities.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet approved the mosque project on April 26. The Saudis plan to spend almost $1 billion, according to BenarNews.