Minister of Islamic Affairs urges imams to tackle terror, extremism

May 10, 2008

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Saleh Al-Ashaikh has urged imams and Friday preachers in Saudi Arabia’s mosques to deal with the topic of terror and extremism in their speeches, the Arab News reported today.

“A preacher should know that it is his religious duty to speak out against terror and misguided ideologies as he is aware of what the Shari'ah says on the matter,” Al-Ashaikh said, as quoted in the Arab News

“When a preacher believes in what he is saying and is in the need of uprooting extremist ideologies his words will be sincere and strongly influence the people,” he added.

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