Cairo: Saudi minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif Al Sheikh has warned against the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, particularly drawing attention to a militant offshoot of the Islamist group.
“The Non-Muslim Brotherhood practise horrifying terrorism against anyone warning against their danger or exposing their methodology,” the official said on Twitter.
He singled out Sorourism as the most insidious faction of the group.
“They form a deep government in the countries plagued with them as they proliferate in those countries, suppressing and even destroying everyone exposing them, using lies, falsification, treachery and no fear of Allah,” he added.
Sorourism was founded by Mohammed Sorour, a teacher, who was born in the Hauran Plateau in south-western Syria in 1938.
He embraced the Brotherhood ideology and started in the Saudi region of H’ail before moving to the Eastern Province. He left Saudi Arabia in 1975 for Kuwait and then for Britain. He died in Qatar in 2016.
Sorourism is inspired by Iran’s Islamic Revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini and most of its leaders have been recruited by Qatar. When the so-called “Arab Spring Revolts” erupted in 2011, the Sorourists took the lead in propagating them.
In 2014, Saudi Arabia banned the Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation.