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Awqaf min. mourns victims of Ouagadougou attack

KUWAIT, Aug 14 (KUNA) -- Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said Monday that the deceased Imam of Grand Mosque Dr. Walid Al-Ali and Fahad Al-Husseini travelled as far as West Africa to advocate for God's love.
"The two great men were martyred in the barbaric attack on a restaurant Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso," Al-Jabri, also minister of state for municipal affairs, mourned tonight.
He spoke highlight of the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to send a private plane to Ouagadougou to bring back the two Kuwaiti martyrs.
"With shock and grief, the State of Kuwait received the news of the death of the two scholars who were on a mission to offer sermons and religious courses to Muslims in the West African country and promote correct understanding of Islam," he said.
On behalf of Kuwait, the minister strongly denounced the heinous attack that claimed the lives of two of the country's dearest sons and several other innocent people.
He added the Ministry of Awqaf and the committee to promote moderation used to delegate Dr. Ali to promote moderate understanding of Islamic teachings in many occasions.
He expressed sincere condolences to the families of the two advocates and prayed for God the Almighty to lodge their soul in paradise. (end) amn.gb