Deryan Condemns ‘Political Extortion’ against SA

Grand Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdul Latif Deryan expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia on Monday, condemning what he described as “political extortion” targeting it over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

Deryan expressed his resentment saying SA is being subject for “malicious goals intending to undermine its wise and rational policy led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.”

He said the “campaigns of political extortion provoke the sentiments of more than a billion Muslim believers,” noting SA’s role in “spreading the culture of moderation, fighting extremism and cooperating with the countries of the world in fighting terrorism.”

Saudi Arabia has been witnessing an international backlash over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi has been missing since entering the country's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Source: Naharnet

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