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Ministers braced for 'cover-up' claims as report confirms overseas funding of Islamist extremism in UK

Ministers braced for 'cover-up' claims as report confirms overseas funding of Islamist extremism in UK

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
12/07/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Ministers were today braced for new accusations of a cover-up after an official report confirmed that overseas funding is fuelling Islamist extremism in Britain.

Home Secretary  told MPs that the report — which was commissioned amid claims that money from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states was promoting the spread of Islamist ideology — had found that organisations of “extremism concern” had received “significant” sums from abroad.

She said that money from overseas also had paid for Britons to study “deeply conservative forms of Islam” and funded preachers who had come to this country to spread a similar message. She added that some of those who had benefited had become of “extremism concern”.