In a statement – published on Sunday on his official website and his Facebook account – Al-Raissouni commented on the Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance Abd al-Latif Al-Sheikh directing the Friday preachers to “read the statement of the commission and warn against the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and their party.”
“These Saudi steps have reached an unprecedented degree of foolishness and recklessness, especially by implicating mosques and Friday sermons in the policy of insulting, cursing, slandering and defamation from above the holy pulpits,” the statement said.
Raissouni said that these steps come “to the rescue of France and its president, and to support them in their war and campaigns against Islamic activity in France and in Europe in general,” referring to the campaign waged by French President Emmanuel Macron against what he calls Islamic extremism after the killing of a French teacher in the suburbs of Paris, and operations Stabbing in Nice resulted in 3 deaths in the background of the cartoons of the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace.
The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars described the Saudi behavior as horrific, and said that he recalls what some of the rulers of the Umayyad state had previously done when they forced their Friday sermons to curse and curse the people of the house until Omar bin Abdul Aziz took over the caliphate and abolished this heresy and evil deed.
It is noteworthy that the Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Ali Al-Qaradaghi, commented in turn by saying that the statement of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars regarding the Muslim Brotherhood had only been accepted by the Zionist entity.