Defense of the Republic : Fatwa Against Terrorism

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

From London Leader Speaks Out Against Terrorists

I found this on a CBC (Canadian Broadcasting) link. It’s not enough to denounce terrorism. We must promote those who believe the religion of Islam is being used for political purposes. Giving sunlight to those who believe strongly in the Faith and denounce political is our best hope in the war against terror.

Islamic scholar issues fatwa against terrorism

‘Whatever these terrorists are doing, it’s not martyrdom’

CBC News

A prominent Islamic scholar issued a religious ruling against terrorism and suicide bombings at a speech in London Tuesday.

Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, a leading scholar of Sufism, the tradition within Islam that focuses on peace and tolerance, isn’t the first Islamic teacher to denounce acts of terrorism.

But Qadri’s 600-page judgment, or fatwa, is among the harshest denouncements of the theological arguments used by militant groups like al-Qaeda.

“Whatever these terrorists are doing, it’s not martyrdom,” said Qadri on Tuesday.

U.K.-based anti-extremism think-tank the Quilliam Foundation, which sponsored the speech, called the Pakistani-born Qadri’s fatwa “arguably the most comprehensive theological refutation of Islamist terrorism to date.”

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