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Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad's teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said.Islamist groups such as Daesh (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda have used interpretations of hadiths – numbered in the thousands and pored over by scholars for centuries – to justify violence and to urge supporters to carry out attacks.Senior religious figures have denounced militant Islamist doctrines such as those of Al-Qaeda or Daesh, while the government, which vets clerics in Saudi Arabia's 70,000 mosques, has sacked many for encouraging violence or sedition.
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