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Saudi Arabia exports extreme Islam to Bangladesh

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.

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Globe Trot: Dissident says Chinese president sees Christianity as a threat

International | Plus, Donald Trump’s Russian and Ukrainian ties, Flanders’ poppies, and more news from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/15/16, 02:44 pm


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Globe Trot: Newly released emails show Clinton Foundation efforts to influence State Department

International | Meanwhile, more Christians die in Muslim extremist attacks in Nigeria
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/12/16, 03:13 pm

NIGERIA: Emails released this week show a senior Clinton Foundation employee asked the Hillary Clinton–led State Department to help a top foundation donor. Gilbert Chagoury, a prominent Nigerian businessman of Lebanese descent, surfaced as the “key guy there” in just-released emails dating to 2009. Chagoury donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, and in 2009 he pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative.

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