2004 News Story

Kingdom’s Mufti condemns Jeddah act of terrorism

The Kingdom's Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-AsShaikh, in a statement published today in Al-Madinah newspaper, condemned and deplored Monday’s act of terrorism that targeted the U.S. consulate in Jeddah. Attacking a building, he said, and throwing explosives, killing innocent people, frightening the populace, and undermining the stability of society, run counter to the teachings of Islam. No Muslim scholar, he reiterated, has ever approved such shameful and criminal acts. He moreover affirmed the right of all those who have legally entered the Kingdom with the permission of its rulers, to live in a secure and peaceful environment.