Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars has issued a religious ruling calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment according to Islamic law.


The Council of Senior Religious Scholars said after its meeting Wednesday that it backs the kingdom's efforts to track down people who follow not just the Islamic State group, but also al-Qaida and the Shiite Hawthi rebel group in Yemen.


First published: 09.17.14, 15:10