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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saudi Grand Mufti warns against unrest

Saudi Grand Mufti warns against unrest
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The Peninsula - 25 November, 2012
http://gitm.kcorp.net/index.php?id=623458&news_type=Top&lang=en

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti has issued a condemnation of demonstrations that
appeared to blame Iran for unrest among Shia Muslims in Gulf Arab states.

“The Arab Gulf is being targeted by attacks seeking to discredit religion
and eliminate the material interests and wealth it holds,” Al Watan
newspaper quoted Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al Sheikh as saying in his
Friday sermon in Riyadh.

Al Sheikh warned people not to follow “enemies” who called on them to
protest, saying they aimed to divide the people of the region.

Unrest has erupted among majority Shias in Bahrain and minority Shias in
Eastern Saudi Arabia in the last two years. Sunni authorities have
repeatedly blamed Shia Iran, which denies involvement. Tension has also run
high over Iran’s disputed nuclear programme, which Gulf Arab rulers fear
could help Iran acquire nuclear weapons.

The Al Saud dynasty rules in alliance with clerics who back the royal family
and have wide influence over Saudi society.

Al Watan said Al Sheikh also lashed out at what he called “satellite
channels that broadcast evil” and urged owners to use them to promote
security and obey their country’s rulers.

Recently, Iran had accused Saudi Arabia of conducting exploration activities
in prohibited border areas, hitting back at its major rival for regional
influence after Riyadh complained of Iranian encroachments on its oil and
gas fields in the Gulf.

AFP/Reuters

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