Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

'The Call' with Krithika Varagur | Part One

April 13, 2020 Columbia Global Reports Season 2 Episode 8
Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann
'The Call' with Krithika Varagur | Part One
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Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann
'The Call' with Krithika Varagur | Part One
Apr 13, 2020 Season 2 Episode 8
Columbia Global Reports

Krithika Varagur's new book, "The Call," chronicles the House of Saud’s vast project to systematically transform the Muslim world in its own image by spreading abroad Wahhabism, its brand of ultraconservative Islam. Using billions of dollars, thousands of personnel, and institutions both governmental and unofficial, "Saudi money" is both more complex and more influential than is commonly believed. 

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Krithika Varagur's new book, "The Call," chronicles the House of Saud’s vast project to systematically transform the Muslim world in its own image by spreading abroad Wahhabism, its brand of ultraconservative Islam. Using billions of dollars, thousands of personnel, and institutions both governmental and unofficial, "Saudi money" is both more complex and more influential than is commonly believed.