Bangladesh to open 500 new ‘moderate’ mosques in $1bn project


Bangladesh’s government is planning to open more than 500 new mosques.
It says the $1bn project is essential to tackle what it calls “extremism”, and to bring accurate information about Islam to the public.
But critics accuse the government of politicising religion.

Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Savar, Bangladesh.

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