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Fatwa urges Saudis, expats to inform on terror suspects

Saudi Arabia’s highest Muslim authority issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling on both citizens and expatriates to inform on suspected Islamist extremists engaged in terrorist activities. The committee that issues religious rulings, headed by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, “urges citizens and (foreign) residents to inform on anyone planning or preparing to carry out an act of sabotage,” said the fatwa, carried by the state SPA news agency. The aim is to “protect the people and the country from the destructive effects of such actions and to shield the planners themselves from the consequences of their actions,” it said. The edict also called on the Islamist extremists to “fear God Almighty and come back to their senses.” Full Story

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