NEWS\ Friday 14 September 2001
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Shaykh Saalih al-Lehaydaan says deadly attacks in USA are a "terrible crime"...

Earlier today, Fatwa-Online was informed that:

The deadly attacks in the United States are a "terrible crime" which Islaam does not accept and no one should applaud them, the head of Saudi Arabia's Islaamic judiciary said in comments published Friday.

"Killing a person who has not committed a crime is one of the major sins and terrible crimes... What happened in America is... undoubtedly a grave criminal act which Islaam does not approve of and no one should applaud," Shaykh Saalih al-Lehaydaan mentioned.

al-Lahaydaan, who is also a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia, said Islaam strictly forbids bloodletting and does not condone the killing of innocent people, especially in a collective manner.

Several Islaamic groups and organisations have condemned Tuesday's attacks in New York and Washington, describing them as a "horrible and hideous act."

Saudi Arabia, home to Islaam's holiest sites, has condemned the jetliner suicide bombings and offered to help in the hunt for the perpetrators.