RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Tuesday 17 September 2013
Last update 18 September 2013 12:13 am
The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, has condemned violence against non-Muslims living in Islamic countries and attacks on Muslims on the pretext of apostasy.
“Given the dangerous developments in the Muslim world, I would like to warn against the danger of attacking Muslims and those (non-Muslims) under Muslim protection,” he said.
He condemned calls which lead to the shedding of the blood of Muslims and of those living in their countries in peace. “Those extremists have invented the pretext of ‘takfir’ (the charge of apostacy), which makes light of the killing of Muslims and other communities who are under the protection of the state,” he said.