| GEO World|
| Saudi king decries terror funding|
| Updated at: 1227 PST, Saturday, May 08, 2010|
JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah said that financing terrorist acts is "as bad as terrorist deeds."
“This reprehensible crime is not only as bad as terrorist deeds but also sustains terror, attempts to sabotage our land, destabilizes our security and destroys our resources and our moderate approach,” the king said in a message to Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, who is also president of the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars. The council last month condemned terror financing.
The 20-member council said the terror financing was a crime as big as terrorism itself because it empowers and enables sabotage, insecurity, murder and destruction of property.