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Saudis nurture Islamic radicals in Europe, Syrian bishop warns

March 23, 2016

In terrorist attacks such as the bombing in Brussels, "unfortunately innocent people reap what European powers have sown in Syria and Iraq in the last few years," Archbishop Jacques Hindo of Hassaké-Nisibis told the Fides news service.

Archbishop Hindo explained that the West has provided support for the government of Saudi Arabia and its allies, allowing "the possibility of financing in the whole of Europe, and also in Belgium, the birth of a network of mosques where Wahhabi'ism was preached: the ideology that poisons Islam and serves as the ideological basis for all jihadist groups."

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  • Posted by: Travelling - Mar. 24, 2016 9:54 PM ET USA

    This bishop is courageous in speaking out like this, it is very true that the West has supported despotic regimes which indirectly cause the terror we are all suffering.

  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Mar. 24, 2016 5:19 PM ET USA

    As a Navy veteran, I support the views of Archbishop Hindo.