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Islam

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has received representations from governments abroad on the publication of material in the UK critical of Wahhabism. (160829)

The Saudi Ambassador to London wrote to my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Margaret Beckett) then Foreign Secretary on 17 January 2007 to express concern about the content of the Channel Four’s Dispatches Programme: “Undercover Mosques”. However, we have not received any specific representation from foreign Governments about the publication of material in the UK that is critical of Wahhabism.