January 7, 2010

THE SECOND FRONT:

Saudi Arabia: Grand Mufti Censures Iraqi Prime Minister (Turki Al-Saheil, 1/06/10, Asharq Al-Awsat)

The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdulaziz Aal al-Sheikh, head of the Council of Senior Ulema and the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatwas responded to the scathing attack made on Monday by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki concerning Saudi Arabia's religious establishments. The Grand Mufti accused al-Maliki of being mistaken in this regard.

Al-Maliki attacked the official religious institutes in Saudi Arabia [for criticizing Shiite clerics] against the backdrop of a Saudi religious clerics attack on [Shiite] Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. The Saudi Grand Mufti refuted the comments made by the Iraqi Prime Minister, who during the previous period repeatedly attacked the Saudi position towards his country, and this comes just a few months before the Iraqi elections.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 7, 2010 11:13 AM
  
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