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Sheikh Abdulaziz Aal al-Sheikh on Bin Ladin and al-Qaida (interview with Asharq al-Awsat)

01/10/2008 / Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh warned against the dangers of the Al-Qaeda organization and its leader Osama Bin Laden and emphasized that this organization has brought nothing but "chaos and destruction" to the Muslim world.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Al al-Sheikh emphasized the insincerity of Bin Laden's call and said: "A Muslim should not be deceived by propaganda and his position on any call should be based on reflection and on close scrutiny of its outcome".

He described the Al-Qaeda organization as "a bloody and corrupt organization that sows corruption in the ummah [Community of Islam] and destroys property".

The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia is not totally satisfied with the steps being taken to repulse the danger inherent in the ideology of the terrorist organization, saying that "there is delinquency" in this regard. He said that ideological terrorism is "dangerous and a prelude to practical terrorism". He emphasized that the war on deviant thoughts should be the strongest ...