German vice-chancellor accuses Saudi Arabia of funding Islamic extremism in the West

The German vice-chancellor has publicly accused Saudi Arabia of financing Islamic extremism in the West and warned that it must stop.

Sigmar Gabriel said that the Saudi regime is funding extremist mosques and communities that pose a danger to public security.

“We have to make clear to the Saudis that the time of looking away is over,” Mr Gabriel told Bild am Sonntag newspaper in an interview.

“Wahhabi mosques all over the world are financed by Saudi Arabia. Many Islamists who are a threat to public safety come from these communities in Germany.”

The allegation that Saudi Arabia has funded mosques with links to Islamist terrorism in the West is not new. But it is highly unusual for a Western leader to speak out so directly against the West’s key Arab ally.

Saudi King Salman and Angela Merkel get it on

Saudi King Salman and Angela Merkel get it on

  • infedel

    Duh — really.

  • Some in France are arguing tat half of Arabia should be conquered and made into a protectorate for Muslim refugees:

    This is the kind of solution to the problem of refugees I find realistic. I would add that this is a good formula also to get rid of all Muslims currently living in Western countries, who all badly need to be expelled. They would all be much cheaper to feed and house over there than here.

  • canminuteman

    This was breaking news twenty years ago!

  • Millie_Woods

    Why was there ever ‘a time of looking away’?