Monday, March 07, 2011

Top Saudi clerics: protests are un-Islamic

No surprise here. Have they issued a fatwa yet? Or just a faswa?

"Saudi Arabia's top clerics have condemned calls for protests as un-Islamic, the Al Hayat newspaper reported Monday, ahead of a demonstration planned in the kingdom later this week.

The Council of Senior Scholars said that 'reform and advice do not take place by protests or methods that lead to sedition'.

A protest is being planned in Saudi Arabia Friday to call for political reforms, the release of political prisoners, more employment opportunities and greater freedoms."

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