Grand mufti Sheikh at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh.
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Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles," the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment.Sheikh Abdul-Aziz al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, this month described the creed of Al-Qaeda and ISIS as Islam's "enemy number one," a message echoed in Friday sermons across the country.While Saudi preachers have backed the rebels' campaign as a jihad on the part of the Syrian people, they have said it is not a jihad for Saudis.On Monday, Saudi authorities detained eight men they accused of helping others go to Syria to fight.
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