'Abdul-'Azeez Aal al-Shaykh of Saudi Arabia gives a position on suicide bombings and apostasy

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from Saudi Arabia, in:
Religious Authority: 
Ibn Abdullah Aal al-Shaykh
Websites and Institutions: 
Fatwa-Online, Internet Catalogue

"Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, has asked the people to desist from denouncing any Muslim as kaafir. The matter should be left to competent religious scholars, the mufti said.

Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez also said suicide bombings have no basis in the Sharee'ah [Sharia] as it is another form of killing oneself. Hijacking planes and frightening passengers are also against the Sharee'ah [sic.] the Shaykh added. At the same time, he said fighting the enemy was necessary".