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Top Saudi religious authority condemns terrorists. MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's top cleric used the high point of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to denounce terrorists, calling them an affront to Islam. But he defended the kingdom's strict interpretation of the faith.
Nice try, but the cleric was speaking specifically about ANTI-MUSLIM terrorism within Saudi Arabia, nothing else. from January 31, 2004
African Islamic Professor Condemns Terrorism, Praises Muslim Charitable Organizations, This article originally appeared in The Independent, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa, October 26, 2001.Nice, but old. All of non-radical Islam was doing major damage control at this point in time, 10/26/01. Has the Prof followed up and tried to straighten things out since?
Pakistani Cleric Condemns Bin Ladenfrom October 18, 2001, see above comment.
Saudi cleric condemns U.S. consulate attackfrom December, 2004, but the Saudis are running a little scared right now and need to make nice with the US;
Fallujah cleric condemns mutilationsfrom April 2003, too bad no one picked up on his lead...hopefully he hasnt been murdered;
Radical cleric condemns the bombers; A radical Muslim cleric was taken from his Saudi Arabian prison cell at the weekend and paraded on prime-time television to recant over his support for violent extremists and to denounce suicide bombings, 11/24/03.
Hmm, changed his tune after 3 days in a Saudi jail? He would have admitted to being Willy Wonka if they wanted him to.
Cleric condemns suicide attacks, 07/11/03No comment, he seems to be for real, I hope he hasn't been murdered yet.
Abdul, this is still a MINORITY, there are a LOT of Muslims throughout the world and they need to speak out against the Islamofascists that are hijacking their religion, and Islamofascist apologists who whine and agitate and talk through their hats, like you, only make things worse for them.
Good analysis. I thought some of the statements sounded a little close to 9/11 and predated the Iraq war. It's too little, too mild, and not heeded by the faithful.
Every howl to prayer should be accompanied by statements such as posted by CG, but more often than not they are followed by the inflammatory hate/blame America and the Jews crap we are getting soooo fed up with.