Saudi Arabia’s “Remit of Fear”

Maniza Naqvi is a strong critic of Islamophobia. Here she joins that with a critique of Salafism: “I fear that in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as all the other Muslim countries dependent on Saudi Arabia there has been a sea change from moderate religious attitudes to Salafists.”
“For example, Pakistani workers who are dependent on the lucrative employment in Saudi Arabia are obliged to adopt or acquiesce to a social and spiritual system alien to their own for the sake of economic expediency.  The same is largely true for all the other workers in Saudi Arabia who do not have the luxury of managerial jobs and do not live in expatriate compounds.”

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