Scholars’ efforts to combat extremist ideas lauded

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Al-Mutairi hailed the efforts of scholars and preachers to combat the extremist. (SPA)
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Al-Mutairi hailed the efforts of scholars and preachers to combat the extremist. (SPA)
Updated 24 May 2019
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Scholars’ efforts to combat extremist ideas lauded

  • The scholars denounced the Houthis

MAKKAH: The coordination committee of the Program of Communication with Yemeni Scholars met in Makkah on Thursday with the program’s supervisor Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutairi, in the presence of Advisor to the Yemeni President Sheikh Mohammed Al-Ameri.

Al-Mutairi hailed the efforts of scholars and preachers to combat the extremist ideas propagated by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen, and stressed that the intellectual battle is no less important than the military one.

Al-Ameri, too, praised the program and expressed his thanks to the Saudi government for its support of scholars and preachers, and its support for the Yemeni people and the country’s legitimate government.

The scholars denounced the Houthis, saying that the militia’s crimes affect the faith and culture of the Yemeni people and threaten their future as well as their present.

 
 


Two Saudis join WWE Performance Center after successful Jeddah tryout

Updated 26 min 28 sec ago
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Two Saudis join WWE Performance Center after successful Jeddah tryout

  • Kurdi and Aldagal were selected from nearly 30 athletes who took part in the Jeddah tryout
  • Current NXT Superstar Mansoor won recent 50-Man Battle Royal at WWE Super ShowDown in Kingdom

JEDDAH: Two athletes from last year’s historic talent tryout in Jeddah have begun training at the WWE Performance Center.
New signees Faisal Kurdi and Hussain Aldagal, both of Saudi Arabia, reported to WWE’s Orlando training facility several weeks ago.
Kurdi and Aldagal were selected from nearly 30 athletes who took part in the Jeddah tryout. That was the same tryout attended by current NXT Superstar Mansoor, who won the recent 50-Man Battle Royal at WWE Super ShowDown in the Kingdom.
Kurdi boasts a background in amateur grappling, Muay Thai boxing and mixed martial arts, and has placed in championship competitions in the Middle East. He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 182 pounds.
The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Aldagal has previous athletic experience in volleyball and bodybuilding. Outside of his athletic endeavors, he is also a civil engineer.
As WWE finishes onboarding athletes from the Jeddah tryout, talent scouts are preparing for the next international tryout, which takes place July 15-18 in Shanghai, China.
WWE last held a tryout in China in 2016.