Ex-Jerusalem mufti blames dictatorships for rise in extremism

Speaking at the World Muslim Scholars Union meeting in Turkey's Istanbul, Sabri accused Arab dictatorships and a lack of initiatives by Muslim scholars in tackling the problem of extremism for it rise.

Ex-Jerusalem mufti blames dictatorships for rise in extremism

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ikrima Sabri, the former grand mufti of Jerusalem and imam of Islam's third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, has said that dictatorships in Arab countries have pushed some Muslims to 'extreme measures'.

Speaking at the World Muslim Scholars Union meeting in Turkey's Istanbul, Sabri accused Arab dictatorships and a lack of initiatives by Muslim scholars in tackling the problem of extremism for it rise.

'Extremism is a result of pressure from the dictatorships of administrations and scholars not doing their jobs properly,' Sabri said, calling on more hard work by scholars to teach authentic Islam in order to curb extremism.

He also encouraged scholars to fill in the voids in society and mingle more with the general public.

Last Mod: 23 Ağustos 2014, 16:20
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