« The earth is flat. Whoever claims it is round is an atheist deserving of punishment. »
— Sheik Abdulaziz Ibn Baz, supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, 1993
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According to the Tunisian website BusinessNews.com.tn Rachid Ghannouchi has recently written an article praising Adbulaziz Ibn Baz (Ibn Baaz) (1910-1999), a Saudi scholar known for advocating that the earth is flat. The article was published by the Saudi magazine Koll al Watan on November 14. BusinessNews.com.tn mentions other positions upheld by Ibn Baz in the past. Point de Bascule has translated this portion of the article:
Ibn Baz’s flat earth fatwa was quoted by the New York Times in 1995 and later by WikiIslam.
New York Times (February 12, 1995): Muslim Edicts Take on New Force
WikiIslam: Flat Earth and the Qur’an