Federal Panel Urges Tighter Scrutiny of Saudi Abuses

[Reuters/Washington Post] David Morgan - A report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom called on Thursday for new congressional scrutiny of Saudi Arabia's progress in implementing religious reform. The commission asked the administration to pressure Saudi Arabia to prove it is not involved in circulating texts blamed for encouraging Sunni Muslim militancy in religious schools and mosques worldwide. "It appears that the Saudi government has made little or no progress on efforts to halt the exportation of extremist ideology," said the report.

2007-10-18 01:00:00

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