The isolated Libyan Mufti, Sadiq al-Ghariani, raises controversy from time to time.
This comes against the background of the fatwas (edicts) he issues.
The latest of those fatwas was his claim that the military leaders present at the meeting organized by the Joint Military Committee (5+5) a few days ago in Tripoli represented parties that “have not repented to Allah”.
Therefore, he said, reconciliation with them is not permissible.
A meeting of the committee was held in Tripoli last week. It was chaired by Minister of the Interior in the unity government, Imad Trabelsi.
Attending the meeting was also head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, and a number of security and military leaders in the western and eastern regions.
During the meeting, those attending discussed a wide range of important issues, such as the unification of the military institution and national reconciliation.
After the meeting came to an end, al-Ghariani issued his strange fatwa.
He called on meeting attendees to abandon the agreements reached with the delegation of the general command and return to what he called ‘constant jihad’.
Al-Ghariani is the legitimate leader of all terrorist organizations in Libya.
He has been included in the terrorist lists of many Arab countries.
Despite this, he has strong connections with a number of Libyan officials.
Over the past years, he founded several religious schools to raise children on Takfiri thought.
Mufti of terrorism
For his part, Libyan political analyst, Sadiq Maaloul, said the isolated mufti is known in Libya as the mufti of terrorist and extremist groups.
“So this fatwa was not the first of its kind,” Maaloul told The Reference. “He has a large record of terrorist fatwas.”
It is worth mentioning that some countries support the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist groups in Libya.
They do not want peace and stability to return to the North African country.
The return of stability to Libya, observers say, would lead to the exit of these extremist groups from the country.