Terror sect Boko Haram has been described by Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti as a group “set up to smear the image of Islam” in the modern world.
Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh blasted the group, saying it’s wish to establish a “pure” islamic state in the Nigeria is “misguided” and they should change their way and learn the truth.
He said this as Muslims around the world stood up to denounce the recent statement by Abubakar Shekau (Boko Haram Leader) , Shekau had said that Allah had spoke to him and told him sell off the kidnapped girls.
The grand Mufti said: “This is a group that has been set up to smear the image of Islam and must be offered advice, shown their wrong path and be made to reject it,”.
“These groups are not on the right path because Islam is against kidnapping, killing and aggression,” he said. “Marrying kidnapped girls is not permitted.”
Not only the grand mufti but also the Islamic scholars and human rights officials of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the world’s largest Muslim body representing 57 countries described the kidnappings as “a gross misinterpretation of Islam”.
The grand mufti is the top religious authority in the birthplace of Islam.
Source: The Nation