Saudi religious leader against jihadists going to Syria

Mecca , October 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has said it is "wrong" to fight in Syria's civil war and Saudi jihadists should not go.

“This is all wrong, it's not obligatory,” Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh said, according to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat.

“These are feuding factions and one should not go there. I do not advise one to go there... Going to a land that you do not know and without experience, you will be a burden to them, what they want from you is your prayer,” he said.


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