Bangladesh to build hundreds of mosques with Saudi cash


  • Bangladesh Premium
  • Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost $1 billion from Saudi Arabia, an official said Wednesday, worrying minorities who fear they could be used to spread fundamentalist Islam.

The government plans to construct 560 mosques -- one in every town in Bangladesh -- as the secular administration woos Islamist groups before elections.

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