Top Saudi Arabia cleric brands Twitter 'council for jokesters'

Sydney, Mar. 24 (ANI): A top religious cleric in Saudi Arabia has criticized social media website Twitter, calling it 'a council for jokesters' and a place for unjust, incorrect messages.

Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik made his remarks late on Friday during a speech to other Saudi clerics.

According to, Twitter has been used by youth activists to spur protests in the Arab Spring uprisings and by regional governments seeking to communicate with the public.

The mufti's remarks come on the same day that the imam at Mecca's Grand Mosque said people have the right to express themselves, but must do so cautiously in order to protect the country's prestige and unity, the report added. (ANI)


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