Armed Salafis, Wahhabis Raid Syrian Grand Mufti’s House

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, in a meeting with Fars News Agency Chief Seyed Nezamoddin Moussavi in Damascus, said that his house in Aleppo had been ransacked in a recent attack by armed Salafi and Wahhabi groups.

A group of 50 armed Salafis attacked my house in Aleppo, they broke the doors and stole my properties,” the Syrian grand mufti said in the meeting with FNA managing-director, elaborating on the situation in Syria.

He reiterated that the Wahhabi school of thought is seeking to damage Syria’s reputation; they (Wahhabis and Salafis) have only put on the mask of Islam, but their behavior is similar to that of blasphemers.

The Syria’s grand mufti has been the target of several assassination attempts and abduction since unrests began in Syria in March 2011.

His son, Saria Hassoun, was killed by the terrorists in an ambush in October 2011. He was shot near Ibla University on Idlib-Aleppo highway.

The Grand Mufti believes that the retarded Arab states of the region are seeking to stir sectarian strife in Syria to promote Wahhabism.

FNA Managing-Director Nezamoddin Moussavi visited Damascus last week to inaugurate FNA bureau there.  Continue reading

Syria’s Grand Mufti: Syria is the Cradle of religions

DAMASCUS, (Source: SANA) – Syria’s Grand Mufti Dr. Ahmad Badr el-Din Hassoun on Monday stressed the strength of the national unity among the Syrian people, adding that human life is more sacrificed than anything and that he who kills a human is accursed.

In a speech after a joint prayer for the souls of the Syrian martyrs at the Holy Cross Church in Damascus, Dr. Hassoun wondered why the Arab League didn’t react to Israel’s crimes in Palestine, warning that Israel will expel the Palestinian Muslims and Christians alike.

Hassoun stressed that there is no religion or religious approach that enable a person from shooting and killing a fellow human.

He added “I call those who carried weapons and came to Syria from abroad to surrender their weapons because Syria will be reborn again this year.”

Hassoun called upon the Arab League and the United Nations to change their stances and to avoid betting on the sects and the religions in Syria.

He concluded “We could have disagreements but let us move from debate to dialogue to formulate a new Syria.”

By M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh