Daily Star : LEADING MUSLIMS ISSUE FATWA AGAINST SUICIDE BOMBERS
3rd March 2010
LEADING Muslims last night issued a fatwa against suicide bombers, warning them: “You are going to Hell.”
Furious religious leaders made the ruling against twisted fanatics, like those who carried out the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005, who use Islam as an excuse to carry out terrorism.
The edict was delivered by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, 59, the Pakistan-born leader of global Islamic movement Minhaj-ul-Quran.
He said there were no “ifs or buts” about terrorism, and such acts had no justification in the name of Islam.
The 600-page fatwa announces that “suicide bombings and attacks against civilian targets are not only condemned by Islam but render the perpetrators totally out of the fold of Islam, in other words, to be unbelievers”. During a news conference, Dr Qadri said: “They can’t claim that their suicide bombings are martyrdom operations and that they become the heroes of the Muslim Umma (the wider Muslim community).
“No, they become heroes of Hellfire, and they are leading towards Hellfire.”
Communities Minister Shahid Malik said: “I welcome the work of Dr Qadri in helping reinforce this crucial message.”