Posted by: becketfund | October 5, 2009

Saudi Arabia: King Relieves Dissenting Cleric of Position

JEDDAH – King Abdullah announced on October 4 his decision to relieve a senior scholar, Sheikh Saad al Shethri, of his duties for his controversial statement questioning the appropriateness of co-education at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and calling for a Sharia committee to monitor the compatibility of studies being conducted at the international university with Islamic law, the National Reported on October 5. The King’s decision came a few days after liberal newspapers and writers condemned Sheikh al Shethri’s theological objections.


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