By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 20 April 2014:
The Grand . . .[restrict]Mufti, Sheikh Sadek Al-Ghairani, has condemned the recent kidnapping of diplomats and attacks on embassies as “abhorrent” and a betrayal of trust.
Such action was contrary to the teachings of Islam, he said. It undermined Libyan stability and opened it to the possibility of foreign intervention.
“It is not permissible in Islam to harm or attack any diplomatic missions or staff members, or conspire against them for whatever reason, because such a thing would be considered animosity and harming peaceful people who are all messengers representing their countries,” a statement from the Grand Mufti’s Dar Al-Ifra read.
It called those responsible for such attacks “tyrants” and criminals.
To make matters worse, the statement added, such “abhorrent acts of kidnapping of the innocent” were being carried out in the name of Islam and with the support of some of its followers. [/restrict]