Saudi grand mufti criticises pro-Gaza protests
By Abdul Rahman Shaheen, Correspondent
Published: January 11, 2009, 15:39
Riyadh: The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Shaikh Abdul Aziz Alu Al Shaikh, who is also head of the Senior Scholars Commission, lambasted the pro-Gaza protests held in several Arab and Muslim countries last Friday calling it a nonsense.
"These are nonsense and do no good to anybody," he said in remarks published on Saturday. "The mob does not bring any good, and there is no benefit out of it.
"It is pure nonsense," he said, adding that such useless acts should be replaced by donations to the Palestinians.
"Paying money and sending aid are beneficial, but demonstrations are ... useless mob and noise," he said.
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