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Suicide Bombings Are Condemned in Saudi Mosques

As they arrived in the torrid heat at Abu Bakr Mosque for the first Friday Prayers since this week’s bombings, most worshipers seemed to expect that today’s sermon would condemn the attacks as contrary to Islamic tenets. They were not disappointed, or in disagreement. “I totally reject these attacks, and I don’t think anyone in Saudi Arabia would approve them,” said Khalid Ibrahim, 32, an elementary school teacher. But Mr. Ibrahim added that the killing of 34 Americans, Saudis and others in the explosions at three residential compounds here in the Saudi capital on Monday night had to be placed in context. “I see hundreds of our Muslim brothers dying in Iraq and Palestine,” he said. “Part of the reason for these attacks in our country is retaliation against that injustice.” Full Story

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