Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh has warned its students and staff against “devious ideas” being propagated by five “extremist” preachers, including the famous Egyptian scholar Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
The university has erected large banners and billboards carrying the names and pictures of the five preachers in different parts of the campus, the Saudi Gazette reported Monday.
Besides Doha-based Al-Qaradawi, the other preachers are: Hakim Al-Mutairi, Hajjaj Al-Ajami, Hamid Al-Ali and Abdullah Al-Mohaisni.
The university warned the students against these preachers at the start of the Intellectual Security Week, at its Scientific Institute on Sunday.
“The terrorist organizations against which the university issued warnings are Al-Qaeda, Daesh, Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbullah, the Houthi movement and the Muslim Scholars’ Union,” the report said.
The university’s Rector Sulaiman Aba Al-Khail has ordered billboards carrying the names of the preachers and groups that have been classified as “terrorist” by the government be erected in the colleges and departments of the university so that the staff and students should recognize them.
Khaled Al-Roumi, director of the institute, said the Intellectual Security Week has been organized to “immunize the youth against the dangers of the terrorist preachers and organizations.”