Frankly, I call this a long overdue idea. Since over 80% of the Sunni mosques in the US are supported by Saudi (Wahhabi) money, it’s a shame the idea probably wouldn’t fly here.
France is considering a prohibition against foreign funding of domestic mosques. This is a sensible proposal given that Saudi funds have been coming with Wahhabi or Salafi strings attached for decades, and Qatar has joined the fray.
But some French Muslims and Socialists oppose the measure, arguing that if mosques cannot be funded by foreign powers then the French government should subsidize the mosques.
How about a third alternative which would be for these mosques to fund themselves through donations from their own members?
France to cut Qatar funding of mosques in crackdown on islamic fundamentalism
By RFI with Christina Okello
The French government has announced a series of measures to clamp down on radical Islam being spread in mosques, and wants to cut financial support from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Critics warn that before it does…
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