Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Senegal's Muslim brotherhood preaches hard work

From Daniel Flynn at Reuters

"If we took money from the Saudis to build our mosques, we'd have to pray the way they wanted," he said. While a rash of Saudi-built mosques in West Africa has stirred concerns of a rise in Wahhabi fundamentalism in the arid Sahel, the Mourides preach tolerance. Founded under the yoke of French colonialism in the 1880s, Mouridism values independence and personal religious fulfilment.

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