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    Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

    Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam
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    RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam’s No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.

    Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik also said in his public statement that terrorism has no place in Islam and that the danger of extremists lies in their use of Islamic slogans to justify their actions that divide people.

    “These foreign groups do not belong to Islam and Muslims adhering to it,” he said, adding that unity around the word and rank of Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince is necessary to avoid the type of chaos seen elsewhere in the region.

    King Abdullah has been pressing clerics to publicly condemn Islamic extremist groups since the government made it illegal for citizens to fight in conflicts abroad. Clerics who do not condemn terrorism in traditional Friday sermons could face penalties such as having their licenses to preach revoked.

    Local media have reported that the Saudi Interior Ministry may require clerics to pass a security screening before they can preach, and that around 3,500 clerics in Saudi Arabia have been dismissed since 2003 for their sermons.

    The Islamic State group’s advances in Iraq and Syria have heightened security concerns in neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia. They have also prompted a number of articles and discussions in the local press about how to confront the spread of “Takfiri” ideology, which shuns anyone who does not adhere to a stringent interpretation of Islam. Saudi Arabia follows a puritanical interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism.


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    Hmmm, few mixed messages there.......

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    The Saudis are starting to get worried as they know one day they'll be coming for them and that is one regime I'd like to see overthrown in as barbaric way as possible.

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    So, who was the main foreign funder of AQ, the Taliban, and the Islamist insurgents in Syria? Perhaps the remedy starts at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    The Saudis are starting to get worried as they know one day they'll be coming for them and that is one regime I'd like to see overthrown in as barbaric way as possible.

    Ahhh, good old regime change.

    What do you suppose will replace it, enlightened liberal democracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    So, who was the main foreign funder of AQ, the Taliban, and the Islamist insurgents in Syria? Perhaps the remedy starts at home.

    The fetid pile of hypocrisy is so deep, they don't even recognize the realities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    The Saudis are starting to get worried as they know one day they'll be coming for them and that is one regime I'd like to see overthrown in as barbaric way as possible.

    Ahhh, good old regime change.

    What do you suppose will replace it, enlightened liberal democracy?
    I don't care what replaces it as it is one of the most evil regimes on the planet and is the prime example of the Wests double standards when dealing with dictators. Although what will probably replace it will be something similar to Libya as in totally lawless with various factions controlling their own territory and fighting over the oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    The Saudis are starting to get worried as they know one day they'll be coming for them and that is one regime I'd like to see overthrown in as barbaric way as possible.
    Surely, you understand that scenario would never be allowed to take place.
    The Saudis have Uncle Sugar, the big bad protector, as a family member.

    Evil begets evil.

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    Thought ISIS, or whatever this weeks name is, have already stated, Saudi was on their list.
    Guess Islam is in the eye of the ruler, not the book.
    Bet the royals and big wigs will join B company if trouble starts.
    B in London, NY or Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Thought ISIS, or whatever this weeks name is, have already stated, Saudi was on their list.
    Guess Islam is in the eye of the ruler, not the book.
    Bet the royals and big wigs will join B company if trouble starts.
    B in London, NY or Paris.
    Not needing to flee, as the Saudis have the most updated protection and intelligence in place that money can buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Thought ISIS, or whatever this weeks name is, have already stated, Saudi was on their list.
    Guess Islam is in the eye of the ruler, not the book.
    Bet the royals and big wigs will join B company if trouble starts.
    B in London, NY or Paris.
    Not needing to flee, as the Saudis have the most updated protection and intelligence in place that money can buy.
    Sure the Sultan of Brunei thought the same, lucky for him he had some little guys from Nepal to help.
    Arabs seem to run when the going gets tough, Kuwait, brave fight to the death against Iraq, not.

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