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Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Awqaf Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah receives Acting Undersecretary of Awqaf Ministry Farid Asad Emadi.
Some naturalized citizens extremists, corrupt youths Awqaf withholds comments

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22: Officials at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs had refusd to issue a statement against DAESH, because they regard the move as political and the ministry is not ready to engage in an exchange of words with supporters of the group, reports Al-Shahed daily.

According to a source, the ministry does not want to raise issues concerning DAESH since their activities have not reached Kuwait. The position of the ministry came at a time Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti and Head of the Grand Ulamas Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al-Sheikh declared that DAESH and al-Qaeda are not Islamic groups while their activities contradict the tenets of Islam.

Meanwhile, several politician are of the opinion that some senior officials at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, as well as the Ministry of Higher Education, are Kuwaitis who were naturalized after liberation.

They implied that most of them are expatriates who hold extremist ideologies which corrupt minds of the youths and worshippers. They accused the officials of inciting people to engage in violence, such that they have become a fertile environment for breeding terrorists and converting them into time bombs that could explode any moment.

Meanwhile, Jahra Youth Center organized a seminar titled ‘A Meeting with the Youths’ during which Dr Bader Al-Hajraf gave a lecture regarding the ways to invoke the spirit of patriotism among the youths and stop them from violating the laws, reports Al-Anba daily. Chairman of the center Khalid Al- Muwaini said the center organizes many activities and programs for attracting youths and encouraging them to respect the law, which will benefit the development process of the country in all aspects with the support of the concerned authorities

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