Targeting oil installations is terrorist act rejected by Islam: Sudais

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais on Wednesday denounced the malicious aggression on the two pumping stations of Saudi Aramco in Dawadmi and Afif regions of Riyadh province.

Sheikh Sudais considered "the blatant aggression and the despicable terrorist acts by the corrupt forces" as a failed attempt to undermine the security enjoyed by Saudi Arabia.

"It was a futile attempt carried out by a group mired in corruption and misguidance to undermine the country's capabilities," the sheikh said.

"The timing of the miserable attack in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of good and blessings, the month of fasting and performance of night prayers, the month of the Holy Qur'an, and the month of submissiveness, is a clear indication of the misguided approach of this group, which does not take into account the sanctity of time, rights and interests and it flouts the values of Islam," he added.

"Allah Almighty says: 'And cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation.' They disregard the sacred and international covenants and conventions that criminalize such acts," Sudais said.

He praised the constant vigilance of Saudi security personnel, their instinct, full readiness and dedication to protect the homeland, the citizens and religious interests as well as to confront all those who attempt to cause harm to the security and safety of the country.

Sheikh Sudais stressed that those acts of sabotage would only increase the Saudi people's determination, cohesion and cooperation with their leaders. "Moreover, this heinous behavior will not diminish the will of our soldiers, but will increase their determination to defend the religion against those who dare to attack our homeland and its citizens," he said.

Sheikh Sudais concluded his remarks by praying to Allah Almighty to "protect the country, the land of the Two Holy Mosques, from all evils and strengthen its safety, peace and stability and provide it with prosperity."

He also prayed to Allah to protect its leadership and grant success to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in the service of Islam, Muslims and the holy land and to give victory to the soldiers and security personnel.