Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

Former Eastern Province governor Muhammad Hizbullah waits for the Parliamentary select committee probing Easter Sunday attacks, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom’s ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks. On April 21, nine Sri Lankans blew themselves up in churches […]

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