Obama then presented a horrified Gordon Brown with a box set of DVDs during their first meeting, at which the then Prime Minister was treated with all the pomp and circumstance that might be afforded to a junior member of the Ukrainian parliament. Advisers to Obama, used to awestruck foreigners being grateful for being treated to the mere presence of the man Oprah Winfrey anointed as ‘the One’, were mystified by the outcry in Britain. … [Read more...] about Will Cameron’s visit to the United States be all basketball and PR baloney?
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So it’s bound to be good news if Saudi Arabia doesn’t interfere in religion in other countries. Of course, the Turks will want to take their place, but it won’t be worse than Salafism. It’s now up to Europeans to fill this void and create a European Islam. This is not a fiction. There are examples of it: in Austria, Salafism and the Muslim Brotherhood are banned. In 2014, Austrian centrists decided that imams should be patriots, and now they swear allegiance to Austria; in this country, Islam has abandoned its political aspect. It’s not the Saudis, but European governments that will be to blame if radical Islamists fill this void. The views and opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik. … [Read more...] about Riyadh Stops Funding Foreign Mosques: ‘Turning Point in Fight Against Islamism’ – Geopolitician