Another Saudi cleric wants death for TV astrologers

by Andrew Hammond This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it on Monday, 15 September 2008

AT RISK: Zeina Kabbani (pictured) is an astrologer who has appeared on Arab TV stations. (Getty Images)

A senior Saudi cleric has said purveyors of horoscopes on Arab television should face the death penalty, a paper said on Sunday, days after another cleric urged the same fate for channel owners who broadcast “indecent” shows.

“Sorcerers who appear on satellite channels who are proven to be sorcerers have committed a great crime… and the Muslim consensus is that the apostate’s punishment is death by the sword,” Sheikh Saleh Al-Fozan told Al-Madina daily.

“Those who call in to these shows should not be accorded Muslim rites when they die,” the prominent cleric added.


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