Saudi Arabia's Global Religious Campaign | Overseas Press Club of America

Thursday, May 14, 2020
5:30pm — 6:30pm

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In her new book The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project, Krithika Varagur has doggedly pieced together the entire picture of Saudi religious funding and its effects, more thoroughly than any other journalist has done. Reporting from three widely dispersed sites—Indonesia, Nigeria, and Kosovo—Varagur shows us an elaborate machine that has spun out of control. 

The Call chronicles the House of Saud’s vast project to systematically transform the Muslim world in its own image by spreading abroad Wahhabism, its brand of ultraconservative Islam. Using billions of dollars, thousands of personnel, and institutions both governmental and unofficial, "Saudi money" is both more complex and more influential than is commonly believed.

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This book is published with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

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