Muslim Brotherhood a terror outfit: Saudi senior scholars


Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars said on Tuesday that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist outfit that does not represent the Islamic way of life, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“The Brotherhood pursues its partisan goals that contradict the guidance of our true religion, and it is causing discord and inciting sedition, violence, and terrorism that are contrary to the teachings of Islam,” the council said in a statement quoting verses from the Holy Qur’an and Tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

The council warned against the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that it is a deviant group that seeks to fight with the guardians and calls for rebellion against the rulers. “This group incites sedition in countries, undermines coexistence in one nation, and makes Islamic societies look ignorant. Ever since its inception, this group has not shown interest either in the Islamic faith or in the sciences of the Holy Book and the Sunnah, but rather its goal is to grab power,” the statement said.

“The history of the Muslim Brotherhood is full of evils and strife. The extremist terrorist groups, which emerged out of its womb, ravaged countries and people with violence and terrorism around the world,” the council said while calling on all to be wary of this group and not to be associated with it.