Catholic : Fatwa Condemns Terrorism
By Greg Goodsell
Religious Leader says Bombers Destined for Hell
In one of the strongest condemnation of terrorism in the Islamic world to date, a Muslim scholar has declared that suicide bombers are destined for hell.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Religious cleric Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri has condemned terrorism and criticized Islamic extremists who use religion to justify violence.
According to the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based organization that describes itself as an anti-terrorism think tank,Ul-Qadri's 600-page fatwa is "arguably the most comprehensive theological refutation of Islamist terrorism to date."
"Terrorism is terrorism," ul-Qadri declares. "Violence is violence. It has no place in Islamic teaching, and no justification can be provided to it ...
"No good intention -- even one thousand good intentions put together -- cannot justify a wrong and forbidden act. Good intentions cannot convert a wrong into good," he says.
According to CNN, the foundation refers to ul-Qadri as a "widely recognized and respected authority on Islamic jurisprudence."