LONDON – A new report by foreign affairs think tank revealed Wednesday that Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, reported BBC.
The Henry Jackson Society said there was a ‘clear and growing link’ between Islamist organizations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.
The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.
The UK’s Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are ‘categorically false’.
Meanwhile, ministers are under pressure to publish their own report on UK-based Islamist groups.
The Home Office report into the existence and influence of Jihadist organisations, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015, has reportedly yet to be completed amid questions as to whether it will ever be published.