Chants reported here. It is doubtful that anyone there noticed any contradiction. When Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Sheikh began condemning terrorism and extremism, most of his hearers probably thought he was referring to the actions of America and Israel. “No terrorism in Islam: Saudi grand mufti,” from the Daily Times, November 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
LAHORE/ARAFAT: Islam is a religion based on justice and equity, which does not admit terrorism, extremism and injustice, a private TV channel quoted Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Sheikh as saying on Monday.
Delivering a Hajj sermon at the Nimra Mosque at Mount Arafat, the grand mufti said that Allah had endowed the people with a host of blessings and boons and that guidance of Islam was one of them. He added that Islam is not a theoretical but a practicable religion. He said Islam impressed upon its followers to take better care of their families and societies, adding that the religion had discrete ways of worshipping God and five-time prayers, fasting, zakat, charities and calling on people to do good and avoid bad were among them.
The mufti said Islam forbade markup and prohibited extravagance, as it is a religion of moderation. He stressed that Islam strongly condemned terrorism and extremism, and warned of strict punishment for those who unjustifiably spilled blood and spread mischief, the channel said….