Kingdom's Grand Mufti warns against misleading young people

August 28, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh, who is also Chairman of the Council of Senior Ulema (religious scholars) and the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta, today called on young people not to follow deceitful claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles.  The Grand Mufti’s comments, made on Makkah’s Nedaa Al-Islam Radio, following the arrest of eight people on suspicion of recruiting minors for extremists groups abroad.

Sheikh Al-AsShaikh warned of the danger of sending the youth to lands they do not know and under flags and principles they do not know to become only victims who get apprehended, sold and bargained.  The Grand Mufti emphasized that this is a serious matter and urged people not to mislead the young and subject them to great danger under the claims of jihad by sending them abroad.

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