Libyan Scholars Association trivializes blacklisting Libyan Mufti by UAE, Saudi Arabia

Libyan Scholars Association trivializes blacklisting Libyan Mufti by UAE, Saudi Arabia

June 10, 2017 - 19:32
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

"Media outlets must always look & aim for truth when venturing to pen down accusations of well-known scholars and clerics." Libyan Scholars Association said. 

The Libyan Scholars Association has expressed both bewilderment and outrage at the naming of its member and the Mufti of Libya, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, on the blacklist of allegedly Qatari-funded figures and entities made by Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain.

The association said that such a step is caused by the lack of a fully-approved definition for terrorism by the international community, which left the door open to any one accusing religious figures and scholars of being terrorists.

"Such an accusation is only beneficial for those who are against Islam and Muslims, or by those who are blindfoldedly driven by the fake media." A statement by the association said on Saturday.

The statements makes shiningly clear that the Libyan Mufti, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, is a Muslim scholar who is well versed in what he says by the testimony of all religious scholars across the Muslim world, adding that since he is the country's mufti, he is allowed to discuss and go through all matters related to everyday happenings in Libya.

"All media outlets and social media must always look and aim for truth when venturing to pen down any new reports, especially about religious figures and scholars." The statement adds.

UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries, which all cut ties with Qatar accusing it of sponsoring and funding "terrorist" individuals and entities, issued a blacklist of "terrorists" that included five Libyan nationals and one entity.

 

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