Belgium ends Saudi mosque lease, citing ‘foreign interference’ and extremism (Washington Post)

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The Belgian government has decided to terminate the long-term lease of the country’s largest and oldest mosque to the Saudi royal family, as part of what officials say is an effort to combat radicalization. (…)

Lawmakers want the mosque “to be managed by Belgian Muslims, in a transparent manner, not by a foreign power,” said Gilles Vanden Burre, a member of the commission that recommended breaking the lease.

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