Al Bawaba, Published February 8th, 2013 - 08:16 GMT via SyndiGate.info
Mohamed al-Arifi, an influential Saudi religious scholar and professor at King Saud University, has thrown a bombshell by claiming that al-Qaeda â€œdoes not tolerate bloodshedâ€ and that it was victimized by attributing to it a bad ideology.
During a recent television interview, he went as far as claiming that the late Osama Bin Laden (who he referred to as "Sheikh Osama" and prayed for his soul to be blessed) was a victim of wide-level character assassination.
Arifi, known for his often controversial statements and fatwas such as the one calling for daughters not to wear revealing clothes in the presence of their fathers, was answering questions on the Qatari state-owned Al Jazeera television this week about the French intervention in Mali.
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Just so you know what's going on over there at this time.