SAUDI ARABIA: ‘ Top Cleric Says Al-Qaeda and the Takfiri Group ISIL Are Number One Enemy of Islam ‘

#AceNewsServices (Exclusive) – SAUDI ARABIA – August 20 – Saudi Top Cleric: Qaeda, ISIL Enemy No 1 of Islam

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh on Tuesday blasted Al-Qaeda and the Takfiri group, ISIL, as “enemy number one” of Islam, in a statement issued in Riyadh.

“The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism… have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric said.

He cited Takfiris from the Islamic State, which has declared a “caliphate” straddling large parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global Al-Qaeda terror network.

Muslims are the main victims of this extremism, as shown by crimes committed by the so-called ISIL, Al-Qaeda and groups linked to them,” the mufti said, quoting a verse in the Quran urging the “killing” of people who do deeds harmful to Islam.

“In the circumstances the Islamic nation is living through, several countries have been destabilized” by extremists, who “divide Muslims” in the name of religion, the mufti said.

He warned: “In Islam, after heresy, dividing Muslims is the greatest crime.”The mufti urged “tolerance, which was at the origin of Islam’s growth and longevity.”

The ISIL had pronounced its “caliphate” last June. The Takfiri group has been widely known for its brutal crimes against civilians in Iraq and Syria.

Damascus has repeatedly accused the Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states of destabilizing Syria through funding and arming Takfiri groups like ISIL and Nusra Front.

Last Week, Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah warned that several countries, including Saudi Arabia fear the threat of ISIL.

During an interview with Lebanese daily al-Akhbar, the resistance leader highlighted that some countries know what they have created and raised, and that’s why their diagnosis of ISIL risk is the most accurate of others because they know what they have had, speaking about the “real horror” inside the Gulf countries and the Saudi Arabia because this thought have been taught for decades for people, schools and in the curriculum.

“Turkey and Qatar are backing ISIL, and I am convinced the Saudi Arabia’s fear of it,” Sayyed Nasrallah told al-Akhbar.
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By Al-Manar 

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` Egyptian Court al-Minya Sentences 683 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO, April 28 – The court of the Egyptian al-Minya province has sentenced 683 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.

The sentence will now have to be confirmed by Egypt’s Grand Mufti.

The court has also upheld the death sentence for 37 out of 529 Muslim Brotherhood members that had been sentenced earlier. The rest of them will serve life in prison.

All suspects were charged with violence and killings during last year’s demonstrations in Cairo against the ouster of president Mohammad Morsi.

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Egypt : ` Sentences to Death 529 Activists in the Banned Association Muslim Brotherhood ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – March 24 – In Egypt, 529 activists in the banned the association Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death.

The decision was made by the province of Minya Criminal Court .

All suspects were charged with assault on a police station and murder of a group of officers, including Colonel Mustafa Ragab, deputy police chief.

After the attack on the police-station last year in the midst of the army and Islamist opposition, the attackers seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition.

Another 16 people are justified. As noted, such a harsh verdict was publicly announced just after one session of court.

According to Egyptian law practice, all death sentences to the approval by the Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa, after which the court on the newly meeting re-announce the final verdict.

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