Saudi Grand Mufti: ''Islam has nothing to do with terrorism''
Saudi Grand Mufti, the kingdom's leading religious authority, Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-al-Sheikh said Islam does not tolerate blood shedding, and subsequently it prohibits random killing of people either Muslims or non-Muslims.
Lecturing at King Faisal Auditorium on Monday evening, and cited by SPA on Tuesday, Al-al-Sheikh warned against terror acts, and drew attention to their adverse
impact on the society.
He underlined the importance of honoring agreements and treaties, and said Islam does not tolerate any form of betrayal and dishonesty.
He made it clear that Islam has nothings do with terrorism, and added "terrorism is a strange phenomenon in a country like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has been unwaveringly implementing the Islamic Shariah."
Al-Sheikh said terrorism, which is a result of deviated ideas, destabilizes the society and involves people in an oven of thorny problems. "The Ulema (Muslim scholars) oppose terrorism, and believe in the impotence of obedience of rulers," he stated. "The terror acts which earlier took place in Mecca, Madinah, and Riyadh run counter to the teachings of Islam," he was quoted as saying. (Albawaba.com)
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