Grand mufti urges youth to shun sites promoting division
Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has exhorted the youth to seek peaceful solutions to their problems and avoid radical tendencies.
“The youth have serious problems which we have to address properly so that we can come up with lasting solutions,” he said during a lecture at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque.
He said that youths’ problems partly arise from exposure to some social networking sites that carry subtle messages, which are not good for them and the country.
“These sites promote heresy and disseminate ideas which are destructive to the country in general,” Al-Asheikh said.
He asked the media to be responsible in disseminating information and ideas that could have a lasting effect on the youth.
He said the print or broadcast media, as well as networking sites, should not inflame the minds of the youth who are susceptible to negative influences. “Because of their age, they could easily be convinced to adopt an idea or take up a cause without fully understanding the consequences,” he said.
Instead, he added, the media or networking sites should be instruments in guiding the youth so that they will become good and responsible members of society in the future.
He urged the youth to keep in close contact with people or organizations that will help them follow the right path and instill in them the good values.