Saudi Arabia ‘is undoubtedly at the top of the list’ of countries funding Islamist terrorism in Britain, claims report
- Several gulf states ‘intentionally’ exporting Islamic extremism to UK, report says
- This is done through grants to mosques and education funding, authors claim
- Saudi Arabia ‘is undoubtedly at the top of the list’ of countries funding efforts
- Henry Jackson Society is calling for full and open public inquiry into the issue
Saudi Arabia is ‘at the top of the list’ of countries exporting extremist Islam to the UK, a new report says.
Why do we need a ‘new report’ when we all knew this for a long time?
The kingdom has engaged in a 60-year, multi-million dollar campaign to advance its extremist brand of Wahhabi Islam in British Muslim communities, according to a study by the Henry Jackson Society.
This has been achieved through endowment grants to mosques, the funding of Islamic education institutions and the training of imams, the report authors say.
- Haleema Butt, 28, got a job working at Heathrow two months before attack
- Khuram, 27, massacred revellers last month – killing eight and injuring more
- Her husband, Usman Darr, who also worked on security, was suspended as well
- The mother-of-two has now been sacked after an internal investigation
- There is no suggestion Haleema Butt or husband Usman Darr are extremists
The London Bridge terror attack mastermind Khuram Butt’s sister has been sacked from Heathrow after being suspended over security fears.
Haleema Butt, 28, got a job working at Britain’s biggest airport two months before her brother, 27, massacred revellers last month – killing eight and injuring dozens more.
Her husband was also suspended from his job at the airport. There is no suggestion Haleema or her husband Usman Darr are extremists or knew what Butt was planning.
Heathrow have declined to release details of the security checks its staff undergo, although for similar roles in the police, the history of applicants’ family and friends is reviewed.
Haleema Butt, 28, (pictured) got a job working at Britain’s biggest airport two months before her brother, 27, (right) massacred revellers in central London last month