Saudi cleric criticises fatwa against journalists
2008-07-15 - AME Info | Saudi Arabia | Latest News - Saudi Arabia's top cleric, Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al Al Shaikh, said religious leaders should be careful before rushing to denounce writers as apostates from Islam, reported Reuters. Shaikh Abdul Rahman Al Barrak, a highly revered independent cleric, said in March that two newspaper columnists should be put to death if they did not renounce their 'heretical articles' in public. He was supported by 20 other clerics.  

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