The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom has condemned Saudi Arabia’s death sentence on the anti-regime Shi’ite cleric, Ayatollah al-Nimr, and called for his release and for all Muslims and Muslim scholars to raise their voices against this sentence.
The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom has issued a statement in regard to the Saudi Interior Ministry’s upholding of its death sentence on the prominent anti-Saudi regime activist and Shi’ite cleric, Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, in which they warned the House of Saud of the severe consequences if they dare to implement the sentence.
The statement was signed by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi and has been translated as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
The approval by the infamous Saudi Arabian court system to sentence the militant cleric Shaykh al-Nimr to death has sparked the anger of Muslims throughout the world. Without doubt, this decision comes while the savage Saudi regime kills dozens of innocent Muslims in Yemen every day and after their incompetence which led to the tragedy in Mina and the deaths of thousands of [Hajj] pilgrims to the House of God [Ka’bah].
By announcing this sentence, isn’t the Saudi regime attempting to cover up their crimes in Yemen and in Mina?! Also, aren’t the offenses of Shaykh al-Nimr and those like him only attempts to obtain human and Islamic rights for the oppressed Shi’ites of Saudi Arabia?! And also, can such a regime call itself the keeper of the keys of the Holy Ka’bah and the Custodians of the Two Holy Shrines?!
What is certain is that the Saudi regime - which has pandered to the criminal United States and Zionist regime over the years and various events have proven this to everyone – is now on the verge of decline. The Saudi regime has oppressed this militant cleric and others like him and has unjustly shed the blood of thousands of oppressed Yemenis and has sadly killed thousands of Hajj pilgrims in Mina. The day will come for this sinister regime and grounds for its destruction will be laid, God-willing.
The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom has condemned the Saudi court for the approval of the death sentence on the militant cleric, His Excellency Shaykh al-Nimr and calls for his release and for all Muslims and scholars of the Islamic world to raise their voices against this sentence.
May God’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you.
Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
October 27, 2015