Mudcat Café message #3652007 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154894   Message #3652007
Posted By: beardedbruce
19-Aug-14 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Grand Mufti on Tuesday blasted Al-Qaeda and Islamic State jihadists as "enemy number one" of Islam, in a statement issued in Riyadh.

"The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism ... have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam," the kingdom's top cleric said.

He cited jihadists from the Islamic State, which has declared a "caliphate" straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global Al-Qaeda terror network.