Trump to ask Muslim leaders to ban raising of funds for extremists

WASHINGTON (TIP): When US President Donald Trump travels to Saudi Arabia to address the Muslim world this week, participating leaders would be asked to sign a pledge to make it “illegal” in their country to fund outfits that promote extremism and terrorism.

Leaders of more than 50 mostly-Muslim countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan from India‘s neighbourhood, are scheduled to attend the meeting convened by Saudi Arabia.

Trump would address the gathering on Sunday. Such a pledge would have a far-reaching implications on countries like Pakistan, where fundraising for terrorist organisations is common and at times supported by the ruling establishment.

While the pledge would be legally non-binding, it would be used for making these countries accountable by the Trump administration, which has made the fight against terrorism a priority, a senior administration official said. (PTI)

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