In a bid to clean up its image, Saudi Arabia is giving up a key European mosque

Saudi Arabia is giving up control of Belgium’s largest mosque.

Since 1969, Belgium leased the Grand Mosque in Brussels to Saudi Arabia in return for cheaper oil for its industry, according to Reuters. The deal gave Saudi-backed imams important access to the growing Muslim community in Belgium. But that’s all about to change.

Belgium decision to end the deal and Saudi’s lack of resistance points to two important trends: Europe’s wariness of the ultra conservative brand of Islam...

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