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Thursday, 19 June, 2003, 18:01 GMT 19:01 UK
Hardtalk in the Gulf: Abdul Al Matroudi
Tim Sebastian and Dr Abdual Rahman Al Matroudi
Tim Sebastian talks to Saudi Arabia's Deputy Islamic Affairs Minister
In a HARDtalk interview on 17 June, Tim Sebastian travels to Riyadh to talk to Dr Abdul Rahman Al Matroudi, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister for Islamic Affairs


On 12 June, one month after the bombings in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian government announced that it had fired "hundreds" of clerics for preaching intolerance.

But in a country where the education system is steeped in extremist Islamic values, how much further does the government need to go?

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