UK Refuses to Publish Report on Saudi ‘Funding of Extremism’

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UK Refuses to Publish Report on Saudi ‘Funding of Extremism’

Home Secretary cites “national security reasons” for decision, but critics say it is trying to protect Saudi Arabia.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd says most common source of support for ‘extremists’ was from within the UK [EPA]

The British government has announced that it would not publish in full its report on the sources of “funding of extremism” in Britain, prompting opposition charges it was trying to protect its ally Saudi Arabia.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday that though some “extremist organisations” were receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars, she had decided against publishing the review in full.

“This is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons,” she said in a written statement to parliament.

READ MORE: Report says Saudis are leading backers of ‘extremism’ in UK

The report, commissioned…

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