Saudi Mosque

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Mosque Saudique is a mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It is located southwest of the Presidential Palace and immediately west of the Chamber of Commerce.[1] The mosque was built by Saudi money.[2]

For several decades, Bouddah Ould Bousseyri had been imam of the Saudi Mosque, he was a close associate of the Mauritanian regime and a supporter of Wahhabi Islam and a very influential figure in the apolitical Islamist camp.[2][3] The current imam, Ahmedou Ould Lemrabet, is a thinker of politicised salafism and a supporter of state authority.[4][5]


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  2. ^ a b "The Challenge of Radical Islam in Mauritania". Terrorism Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 19 by The Jamestown Foundation. 2005-10-07. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  3. ^ "L'islamisme en Mauritanie - Islamism in North Africa IV: The Islamist Challenge in Mauritania Threat or Scapegoat" (PDF). International Crisis Group. 2005-05-11. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  4. ^ "L'Arabie Saoudite suspend ses opérations avec Deddew, remplacé par un Erudit mauritanien". CRIDEM (Carrefour de la République Islamique DE Mauritanie). 2016-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Purist Salafism in the Sahel and Its Jihadist Position". Al Jazeera Center for Studies. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 

Coordinates: 18°5′24″N 15°58′32″W / 18.09000°N 15.97556°W / 18.09000; -15.97556