Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed

A mosque is seen at Center for Islamic Guidance in Kattankudy in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island’s Muslims. Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic […]

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