Safar bin Abdul-Rahman al-Hawali
Saudi Islamic Scholar
Safar al-Hawali is a Meccan Muslim scholar known around the world for his pro-terrorism fatwas and endorsment of the 9-11 attacks. He was born in 1950. Part of his master’s level work at Um al-Qura University in Mecca was supervised by Muhammad Qutb, the brother of Sayyid Qutb. His work included a book analyzing the infiltration of secularism into the Muslim world. He received his doctorate in Islamic theology in 1986. In 1990, he spent some time in Saudi prison for agitating against the Saudi government. He is a proponent of Islamist terrorism and one of Osama bin Laden's favorite scholars. Saudi authorities detained him again in July 2018.
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