JEDDAH: The government has taken a “wise” decision to call for the return to the Kingdom of the 47 most wanted suspects, said Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom, President of the Board of Senior Ulama and Religious Research and Ifta Administrations.
The list of 47 Saudis was announced by the Ministry of Interior on Sunday.
“The Kingdom’s stance toward them is wise and aims to show mercy and pity toward them and [to help them] remove whatever is clouding their vision and thinking.”
The Grand Mufti said many of those who have taken up deviant ideas are young people who have not yet matured. This has made it easy for certain groups and individuals to lure them into this destructive way of thinking.
Aal Al-Sheikh called on parents to watch their children and see who their friends are, because sometimes their companions could be a danger to them.
He stressed that Islam has not created such persons. It is a religion of peace. He emphasized that Allah sent His Prophet (peace be upon him) as a mercy for mankind, jinn and all that exists.
Mansour Al-Turki, Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, has described the 47 wanted Saudis as “extremely dangerous” and having the “capability to carry out any act of terrorism”.?
“They have had training in the use of arms, and some of them have had leadership roles in Al-Qaeda,” Al-Turki said on Sunday.
– Okaz/Saudi Gazette