Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Jury's Still Out

British Sunni Group Condemns Bombings

AP - 2 hours, 11 minutes ago

BIRMINGHAM, England - Ten days after Islamic radicals carried out deadly attacks on the London transport system, Britain's largest Sunni Muslim group on Sunday issued a binding religious edict, a fatwa, condemning the July 7 suicide bombings as the work of a "perverted ideology." In the northern city of Leeds, which has been a focus of the investigation into the bombings, six men were arrested under Britain's anti-terror law. West Yorkshire police said the men are not believed to be involved in the bombings, but offered no further details on why the six were arrested. ......The Sunni Council denounced the bombings as anti-Islamic and said the Quran, the Muslim holy book, forbade suicide attacks.

"Who has given anyone the right to kill others? It is a sin. Anyone who commits suicide will be sent to Hell," said Mufti Muhammad Gul Rehman Qadri, the council chairman. "What happened in London can be seen as a sacrilege. It is a sin to take your life or the life of others."

The council said Muslims should not use "atrocities being committed in Palestine and
Iraq" to justify attacks such as those in London that killed 55 when suicide bombers struck in three Underground trains and a double-decker bus, the fatwa declared.

"We equally condemn those who may have been behind the masterminding of these acts, those who incited these youths in order to further their own perverted ideology," Qadri said.....................

Please note the reference to "Palestine & Iraq". This is not exactly the blanket condemnation one would hope for. If anyone has the full text of the fatwa, we would like to look at it. Also, please tell us who will obey it. Does this mean all Islamic terrorism stops now? We think not.


Blogger InsaneHippie said...

Actions speak louder than words. Just as CAIR "says" they don't support terrorism, while are silent when Arabs blow themselves up in Israel, yet are the first to claim anti-muslim discrimination, when nothing substantial can be proven.

I guess an Anti-Islamic Terror Fatwa is the muslim version of Bill Clinton's "I feel your pain" statement. It makes people feel better for a moment, but helps nothing afterwards.

7/18/2005 12:14:00 PM  

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