Austria Set to Close Saudi-funded Interfaith Center for Religious Dialogue in Vienna

The Austrian government is moving to close the Saudi-funded interfaith center, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), in Vienna.  On 12 June 2019, Austrian Members of Parliament (MPs) voted on a resolution demanding that the interfaith center be shut down. The measure was part of a larger attempt to[…]

Executive Director Criticizes Systematic Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

Bahrain has recently launched an international “religious tolerance” campaign that’s included a range of PR moves, such as the king publishing op-eds in US newspapers and sending his son, Royal Guard Commander Sheikh Nasser Al Khalifa, to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles to formally launch the new “Bahrain Declaration of[…]