250 talked out of Terrorism

Saleh Al-Asheikh speaks to the media at the Counterterrorism International Conference in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has been successful in changing the idological thinking of more than 250 Al-Qaeda sympathizers, the Kingdom’s Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh said yesterday. “We have reached out to them and have succeeded in convincing more than 250 to change their […]

Saudis stand united against Terrorism

A nationwide anti-terror campaign was launched on Saturday as officials, intellectuals, students and the general public vowed to stand by the government in its efforts to stamp out terrorism. The campaign, coinciding with the Counterterrorism International Conference in Riyadh, aims at increasing public awareness of terrorism and deviancy. All governorates, ministries and government departments are […]

Grand Mufti condemns attack on U.S. consulate

The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh, condemned and denounced the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Jeddah on Monday 6th December 2004. In a statement published in the Jeddah-based Al-Madinah newspapers today, Al Al-Sheikh said that attacking the U.S. consulate, throwing explosives, killing and wounding innocent people, and undermining […]

Public urged to inform on terrorists – Grand Mufti

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority yesterday issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling on citizens and expatriates to inform on suspected extremists engaged in terrorist activities. The committee that issues religious rulings, headed by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, “urges citizens and (foreign) residents to inform on anyone planning or preparing to carry out […]

Grand Mufti: ‘Crush terror mercilessly’

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti yesterday reiterated Islam’s total opposition to terror and called upon the world’s decision-makers and politicians to do justice to the Islamic nation. Delivering his annual sermon to nearly two million pilgrims who had assembled on the plain of Arafat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh emphasized that terror and violence must be “mercilessly” […]

Grand Mufti: ‘Don’t abuse the concept of jihaad’

Source: Arab News Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority urged Muslims yesterday to shun extremism and avoid waging unjustified jihaad as the Kingdom cracks down on militants. In a lengthy statement, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh told Saudis to listen to their religious authorities and ignore fanatical interpretations of Islaam. “One of the fallouts from […]