Saudi Grand Mufti condemns suicide attacks

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in the country, has condemned suicide bombings as grave crimes, reiterating his stance in unusually strong language.

The Saudi cleric, whose views influence those Muslims who adhere to the kingdom’s hardline version of Islam, denounced suicide attacks after al-Qaeda’s 2001 assault on US cities, but his latest comments, published on Thursday, recast the message in sharp terms.

“Killing oneself is a grave crime and a grave sin,” Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was quoted as saying by the Saudi-owned Al-Hayat newspaper.

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