The World : Islamic scholar issues anti-terrorism fatwa
MARCH 2, 2010
An influential Muslim scholar has issued a global ruling against terrorism and suicide bombing. Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, from Pakistan, says his 600-page judgement, known as a fatwa, completely dismantles al-Qaeda’s violent ideology. The scholar describes al-Qaeda as an “old evil with a new name” that has not been sufficiently challenged. Dr Qadri’s organization, Minhaj ul-Quran, is growing in Britain and has attracted the interest of policymakers and security chiefs. Marco Werman talks with The World’s religion editor Jane Little about the fatwa.