Saudi theologist declared Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov enemy of Islam


The fatwa of the Grozny Islamic Conference was harshly criticized in Saudi Arabia, since it only recognizes followers of the Sufi Tariqa as true Muslims.

A source in the military circles of Syria called the fatwa sensational: for the first time official theologians have accused Saudi Arabia of supporting extremism.

Among the critics is Saudi scholar Mohamad bin AbdelRahman al-Arefe, a professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, known for his calls for Muslims to join the fight against the legitimate government of Syria. According to the website of the Qatari news agency Al Jazeera, Arefe in his Twitter condemned the results of the conference in Grozny, proclaimed the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov an infidel, and said that his blood is “permitted” to be spilled. Arifi told his followers Salafis that they have the right to kill Kadyrov, because he is “an enemy of Islam.”

According to the portal, Saudi writer and journalist Muhammad Al-Sheikh wrote in his Twitter that the conference in Grozny “was held under the supervision of intelligence services of Russia and Iran“, and its only purpose was “excluding Saudi Arabia from the list of the countries-followers of the Sunnah”.