Saudi Islamic leader condemns violence
Catholic World News - November 29, 2010
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has delivered an important sermon condemning religious violence and ideological extremism.
Sheik Abdul Aziz al Sheikh insists that Islam is a religion of peace, and urges Muslims to reject any appeal to extremism or especially to violence in the name of the faith. He calls upon other Islamic leaders to speak out against the appeal of terrorism.
The sermon by the Saudi Islamic leader may reflect pressure from the Saudi royal family, which has been uneasy with the political implications of Islamic radicalism.
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Posted by: miasarx -
Nov. 30, 2010 10:07 AM ET USA
The Saudi royals uneasy with political implications of Islamic radicalism? Baloney. They are responsible for the funding of 85% of the mosques in America that preach Jew hatred and stealth jihad.
Posted by: Gil125 -
Nov. 29, 2010 7:26 PM ET USA
Thanks for running this. It certainly qualifies as news---news being, among other things, rare or unique events.