Official Saudi mufti urges battle against ISIL terror

Official Saudi mufti urges battle against ISIL terror
Mon Sep 8, 2014 09:57:15

The Saudi regime’s top Wahhabi cleric has newly called on “Muslims” to confront the "oppressive" ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, amid growing suspicions that major funding and support for the Wahhabi-inspired terror group originates from Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies.

"This group is aggressive and oppressive. It sheds blood," declared Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh as cited in local Arabic language media outlets.

"If they fight Muslims, then Muslims must fight them to rid people and religion of their evil and harm," he reportedly said in a response to a request from an Iraqi for a fatwa or edict on fighting the Takfiri terrorists.

"They have been killing ever since they began their fight. Their killing is filled with mutilations and hideousness that distort (the image of) Muslims," Sheikh asserted many months after the terror group engaged in massive atrocities and terror acts in Syria as well as Iraq, further threatening to infiltrate into Lebanon.

The official Saudi cleric also described the ISIL as “enemy number-one” of Islam on August 19, noting that extremism, radicalism, and terrorism have nothing to do with the holy religion.

In late August, meanwhile, reports said the ISIL terrorists were planning to launch an attack against the Saudis during Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The Takfiri terrorists have been already wreaking havoc on Syria and Iraq. The terror elements have been committing vicious atrocities, including the mass execution of civilians and armed forces in the areas they have under control in the two neighboring countries.

Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of eastern Syria and Iraq’s northern and western regions. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

The development comes as senior Iraqi officials have long blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some Persian Gulf Arab states for supporting the growing terrorism in their country.

The terrorist group has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime as well.

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