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On November 14, 2021, Canada-based pro-Al-Qaeda cleric Tariq Abdelhaleem published a post on Telegram, calling on Muslims to put an end to the life of Saudi journalist Turki Al-Hamad, whom he accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
Abdelhaleem's post included a screenshot highlighting a December 22, 2012 tweet from the Saudi journalist, in which he suggested that the doctrine of the Prophet must be corrected.
"Our honorable Prophet [Muhammad] came to correct the creed of the Prophet Ibrahim, and [now] comes a time where we need someone to correct [Prophet] Muhammad Bin 'Abdallah's creed," read the tweet.
Al-Hamad's tweet, December 22, 2012.
Angered by the tweet, Abdelhaleem called on Muslims to avenge the Prophet's reputation, demanding that Muslims kill Al-Hamad and those who share his views:
"Who will [target] this mangy dog and relieve the world of his breath [i.e., existence]? By Allah, this [killing] is what he or those like him deserve, and that is what Prophet Muhammad ordered us to do to them."
Abdelhaleem's Telegram post
Al-Hamad is known as a liberal political analyst, journalist, and novelist. His anti-radical Islam writings and interviews have made him an "apostate" in the eyes of al-Qaeda. Several radical clerics have issued fatwas calling for his killing.
He was arrested by Saudi authorities after publishing a tweet on December 24, 2012 in which he protested what he described as a misuse of Islam by radical clerics. He was released in June 2013.
It is worth noting that Al-Hamad is still a vocal critic of radical Islamist ideologies, and of terrorist groups and ideologues. His Twitter account is still active as of this date.
 Pre-Islamic Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula believed that their different religious rituals, viewed as pagan and polytheist practices by Muslims later, were direct successions of Abraham's teachings.
 Muslims, based on many Quranic verses and sayings by the Prophet Muhammad, consider Islam the last and only correct updated version of the Abrahamic religions.
 Telegram, November 14, 2021.
 Gulf News, gulfnews.com, June, 5, 2013.