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Wed Sep 7, 2016, 05:20 AM

Saudi Mufti: Iran leaders not Muslim, Iran decries Saudi 'extremism'

Source: Reuters

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said in remarks published on Wednesday that the leaders of regional rival Iran were not Muslims and saw Sunni Muslims as their enemy.

Al al-Sheikh was reacting to comments by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticizing Saudi management of the haj and suggesting Muslim countries think about ending Saudi control of the annual pilgrimage.

Responding to a question about Monday's comments by Khamenei, Al al-Sheikh said he was not surprised by them.

"We have to understand that they are not Muslims ... Their enmity toward Muslims is old and their main enemies are the followers of Sunnah (Sunnis), the English-language Arab News website reported him as saying.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/saudi-mufti-says-irans-leaders-not-muslims-media-061725278.html

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Reply Saudi Mufti: Iran leaders not Muslim, Iran decries Saudi 'extremism' (Original post)
Calista241 Sep 2016 OP
MADem Sep 2016 #1
Freelancer Sep 2016 #2
MADem Sep 2016 #5
hatrack Sep 2016 #4
Javaman Sep 2016 #3
oberliner Sep 2016 #6

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 05:35 AM

1. LOL, it's ON now, isn't it!!

The old "No True Muslim" argument! "I don't like your SECT, so there!" "Your line of succession is not MY line of succession~!!!" "Black turbans...really???? Who do they think they are????"



Nothing like a bit of senseless religious infighting to muddy up international politics...and one of the biggest non-oil moneymakers in the region!

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Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:12 AM

5. Yes, you must be Muslim to perform the Hajj--and KSA takes in a small fortune from Iran.

Iran has been grumbling off and on, sometimes loudly, over KSA's control of the process (and, of course, the profits) of the Hajj since AhmediNejad was President if not before. But when you've got someone with a religious imprimatur weighing in, the shitflinging is elevated to a new level!

There are a lot of very impressive shi'a shrines in Iran (and some in Iraq) where people make minor pilgrimages, but the deal is you're supposed to do the Hajj at least once in your lifetime during the holy days, if you are physically able. It is a guaranteed moneymaker for KSA.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 10:05 AM

4. Oh, great. That'll help . . .

Two blind roommates trying to have a fight with broken bottles over which shade of pink to paint the bathroom.

SSDD

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 08:35 AM

3. Sunni/Shi'ite warfare. nt

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Wed Sep 7, 2016, 05:41 PM

6. Can you imagine what the world would be like if Shi'ites and Sunnis got along?

 

Very different than our current world.

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