Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars said that the Muslim Brotherhood is “a terrorist organization that does not represent Islam.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Council stressed that the organization - which was designated by Saudi Arabia in 2014 as a terrorist group – aimed at stirring conflicts and spread violence around the world.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group and does not reflect the values of Islam; rather, it blindly follows its partisan objectives that contradict the guidance of our graceful religion, while taking faith as a mask to disguise its purposes in order to practice the opposite such as sedition, wreaking havoc, committing violence and terrorism,” the Council affirmed.
It went on to say that the Muslim Brotherhood was “a deviant group… that stirs up strife in countries, undermines coexistence within a single nation, and describes Islamic societies as ignorant.”
Since its establishment, the Brotherhood “has shown no interest in the Islamic faith, nor in the sciences of the book and the Sunnah. Rather, its goal is to reach power,” the Council underlined, adding that the organization’s history was full of harms and strife.
The senior scholars emphasized that the organization has given birth to “extremist terrorist groups that spread corruption and violence around the world.”