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Saudi scholars to vet teaching of prophet Muhammad to curb extremism

Royal order decrees King Salman Complex be set up in holy city of Medina to root out ‘fake and extremist texts’
King Salman has issued a royal order for a global body of elite scholars to study the teaching of the pronouncements of the prophet Muhammad. Photograph: Tass/Barcroft Images

Saudi authorities have taken an “unprecedented” step to tackle Islamic extremism by setting up a council of scholars to vet religious teachings around the world.

A royal order issued this week by King Salman established a global body of elite scholars based in the holy city of Medina to

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