Grand Mufti condemns church attack
JEDDAH: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, issued a statement Sunday condemning the attack on the church in Alexandria, Egypt, describing it as a “criminal act” and has no relation to Islam.
“This is an unacceptable act in Islam as our religion forbids aggression in all its forms, and this bloodshed and unjust slaughter of innocent people is not approved by religion or reason”, the Grand Mufti said in a statement. “Islam is not a religion of bombings and does not allow targeting non-Muslim’s places of worship. What happened is a sad and regrettable act”.
He added that the incident was designed to “incite conflict among Muslims, raise anger against them, lead them away from their priorities, attack the national unity of Egypt, and provoke crises and conflict”.
He said the incident should not be used as an opportunity to malign Islam and Muslims.
“What happened is a sinful and atrocious act that has nothing to do with Islam,” he said.
– Okaz/Saudi Gazette __
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