This is typical - big religious figures condemn violence, but they have no power... There have been major shiite religious leaders who condemn violence...and then the Iranian regime puts them under house arrest or something like that. At least what I hope will happen is that fervent Muslims will listen to him and become less likely to support the Arab regimes.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism