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Why Turkey’s Islamists turned their back on renowned Syrian preacher

The Turkish officials and Islamists who once welcomed Syrian Islamic scholar Jawdat Said with great adulation were tellingly absent from the renowned scholar’s low-key funeral. 
Islamic scholar Jawdat Said.
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Prominent Islamic scholar Jawdat Said, whose uncompromised rejection of violence and devoted advocacy for nonviolent protests against the Syrian government earned him the title of Syria's “Arab Gandhi,” died at the age of 91 in Istanbul where he had taken refuge to escape the war. 

Said was one of the signatories of the so-called Damascus Declaration, a joint statement embraced by large segments of Syrian society including Kurds, members of Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and other Syrian opposition leaders who called for a peaceful transition and reform process in Syria. 

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