Posts Tagged ‘Grand Mufti’

Christian, Muslim leaders condemn Nice attack

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Religious leaders around the world have condemned terrorism and expressed solidarity with France after the attack in Nice in which scores of people died. The religious voices included Christian figures such as Pope Francis and prominent Muslims including the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Shawqi Allam. A truck drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day (July 14) in Nice. Pope Francis Read more

Grand mufti wants all churches gone from Arabian Peninsula

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia has called for the destruction of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula, claiming that the move is in line with Islamic law. Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, told a delegation from Kuwait last week that it was “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region”. The sheikh is Read more

Aussie Catholic and Muslim leaders plead for death row pair

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Australian Catholic and Muslim leaders have pleaded for mercy for two men sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney and the Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, issued a joint statement on February 8. The religious leaders said they respected Indonesia’s laws, but believe Andrew Chan and Myuran Read more

Bishops kidnapped in Syria reported to be alive

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria by rebel forces in April are alive, and the head of the Lebanese secret services says negotiations are under way for their release, according to media reports. The Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Hassoun Badreddin — the spiritual leader of Sunni Islam, said the bishops are now being held Read more