Abdul Rahman al Sudais, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh Call ISIS and Al-Qaeda Terrorist, Anti-Islam and Anti-Human

The statement released recently by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the terrorist activities of the IS And Al-Qaeda.   The Grand Mufti in his statement said, “ISIS and al Qaeda are enemy number one of Islam.”   “Extremist and militant ideas and terrorism, which spread decay on Earth, destroying human civilization, are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy number one of Islam, and Muslims are their first victims.”   The misuse of the religion by extremists is greatly damaging the image of Islam.”   “Given that unemployment leads to delinquency, improper behavior such as smuggling, and the promotion of deviant ideas, more efforts should focus on providing more job opportunities to the youth.” The Imam of Grand Mosque in Macca expressed his disagreement with all activities of the terrorist organizations, which are carried after the name of the religion.   The Imam said, “Islam is innocent of the brutal acts of Daesh (ISIS).”   “These brutal acts in the name of Islam is why Islam is linked with terrorism in the minds of those who do not know Islam.”   “The fiercest enemies of Islam are the ignorant Muslims that distort the true meaning of Islam by their actions, making the world think that’s what Islam is.”   Source:...

Yemen major beneficiary of Saudi development aid

The Kingdom extended financial aid of more than $3 billion during the last five years to Yemen. In addition, the Kingdom’s financial allocations exceeded 93 percent of its pledges toward that country. According to a statement released by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), the Kingdom has been a regular financier to help complete national projects in Yemen. The SFD is the most prominent supporter for development in Yemen, offering a number of loans and supervising a number of grants in several sectors, notably health, education, roads and water. These development projects benefited all Yemeni governments, either directly or indirectly. Saudi Arabia was always keen on extending support and aid to the brotherly Yemeni people, stemming from the historical links between the people of the two countries and aiming to achieve stability and peace in the country which is closely linked to achieving peace and stability at the regional and international levels. The SDF has also provided Yemen with a number of loans in various fields for a total of SR2.1 billion to fund some 24 development projects in the roads, health, education, vocational and technical training sectors; many of these development projects have already been implemented except for eight projects which are still under implementation. According to a statement released on Monday, SFD adopted financing lines and direct operations to finance national exports at a total cost of SR1.2 billion, of which about SR1 billion was to benefit Yemen’s public sector institutions, notably water and electricity. It was explained that about SR261 million was allocated for the benefit of Yemen’s private sector institutions (banks’ financing lines and direct...

55 killed in two suicide bombings in Yemen mosques

Two suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Yemen’s capital Sanaa during Friday prayers, killing at least 55 people and wounding dozens of others. The bombers detonated explosives at the two mosques controlled by the Shia Houthi group, the official said on condition of anonymity, adding that most of the dead were supporters of the Houthi group. The first attack hit the congregation at Badr mosque in southeastern Sanaa, killing 35 people, while the second bombing occurred at Hashoush mosque in the northeastern area of the city, killing at least 20 others, he said. The Shia Houthi group took control of Sanaa last September and met strong resistance in the central and southern regions from powerful Sunni tribes. On Thursday, tribal militia fought against security forces supported by the Houthi group in the southern port city of Aden, the second biggest city in the country, killing at least 15 people. This is the second bombing attack in Sanaa this year after an Al Qaeda car bombing attack against the police academy killed at least 50 cadets on January 7 In further development in fight against terrorism at least 20 Shiite Houthi fighters were killed and dozens of others wounded in Saudi-led airstrikes on a military base in Yemen’s northern province of Amran, military officials and medics said. “Saudi-led warplanes pounded 310th armored camp for over seven times during morning and afternoon, bombing weapons shipping containers and tanks, during which many Houthi fighters were killed,” a retired military officer who lives next to the camp told Xinhua by phone on condition of anonymity. He said the airstrikes also hit Houthi camps...