Saudi Arabia reiterates its call on all those who teach and propagate the Islamic faith to adhere strictly to the Islamic message of peace, moderation, and tolerance and reject that which deviates from those principles.
I can’t tell. In a secret recording obtained by the Saudi Institute we hear Saleh bin Muhammad Al-Luhaidan saying :
Purely with regard to the men in Iraq -- there are many men there. Entering Iraq has become risky now. It requires avoiding those evil satellites and those drone aircraft, which own every corner of the skies over Iraq, and pay special attention to the borders, cutting the road before all who come and go.
If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so.
He who intends to donate money must be sure to verify that the people receiving it are capable of benefiting the cause, and that they are honest in what they say, because they might pocket the money and then go here or there without sound intentions. At this moment in time, we must proceed slowly, acting in accordance with the flow of events. At present the nights are pregnant, and we pray that their labor pains will be a defeat for the enemy.
Al-Luhaidan, made the remarks in October 2004 at a government mosque in Riyadh answering a group of Saudis who wanted to join terrorist organizations in Iraq. (Click Here To Listen to Audio Clip)
Who is Saleh bin Muhammad Al-Luhaidan?
Shaikh Saleh Al-Luhaidan is the President of the Supreme Judicial Council (Chief Justice) with a rank of a minister, and a member of Council of Senior Clerics, the highest religious body in the country and is appointed by the King. Luhaidan whose four-year term for both positions was renewed April 11 by the King, would oversea any trial of alleged Al-Qaeda Saudi terrorists if they occur.
According to Saudi press reports Saleh Al-Luhaidan meets frequently with Crown Prince Abdullah and other senior members of the ruling family. In April Al-Luhaidan met twice with Abdullah