March 20, 2008


Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics (Magdi Abdlehadi, 3/21/08, BBC)

Saudi Arabia is to retrain its 40,000 prayer leaders - also known as imams - in an effort to counter militant Islam.

Details of the plan were revealed in the influential Saudi newspaper Al- Sharq al-Awsat.

The plan is part of a wider programme launched by the Saudi monarch a few years ago to encourage moderation and tolerance in Saudi society.

The Sa'uds need to commit as much time, money, and effort to destroying Wahhabism as they did creating and spreading it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2008 6:53 PM
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