Riyadh – Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti and Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars; reaffirmed the firm position of Saudi Arabia against the terms ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ contained in the UN General Assembly resolution.
The Grand Mufti said, “The terms of the resolution are not agreed upon (by Saudi Arabia); they contravene the historical Islamic and Arab identity,” expressing reservation over the unacceptable terms contained in the resolution.
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Al-Sheikh said that the crime of homosexuality is one of the most heinous and ugliest crimes in the sight of God Almighty. “The perpetrators of these crimes are abhorrent to God, and they are disgraced and despicable in this world and the Hereafter,” he said.
The Grand Mufti emphasized that Saudi Arabia; under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman; firmly affirms its position towards these false claims and disgraceful slogans.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia rejected the UN resolution; stating the terms of the resolutions are contrary to Saudi Arabia’s history and in opposition to legislations of many countries. UNGA had last month adopted the resolution on free and fair elections; with a second-ever mention of sexual orientation and gender identity.