Grand Mufti of the Kingdom SheIkh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, head of Council of Senior Scholars, said there are those who use social media to spread rumors, lies and superstitions with the aim of misleading people and creating discord, describing them as “naive,” who must be stopped.
There should be a heavy clampdown on those preaching extremist ideologies and trying to convince young people to join terrorist groups, according to several scholars and intellectuals.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has directed all imams of the mosques in Jeddah not to allow seminars, lectures or symposia without permission from relevant authorities.
The Muslim World League (MWL) is hosting a conference in Makkah on Sept. 16 and 17 to discuss the effects new media is having on the lives of young Muslims across the globe.
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Sheikh has urged Muslims throughout the world to use the internet and social media to help combat terrorism, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday (March 9, 2015).