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An anti-terror fatwa goes live

10:49 am - 03/02/2010

Pakistan-born Muslim leader issues 600-page anti-terror fatwa in London



LONDON - The leader of a global Muslim movement has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, that he calls an absolute condemnation of terrorism.

Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a former Pakistani lawmaker, says the 600-page fatwa bans suicide bombing "without any excuses, any pretexts, or exceptions."

Tahir-ul-Qadri has issued similar, shorter decrees, but Tuesday's event in London was publicized by the Quilliam Foundation, a government-funded anti-extremism think tank and drew strong media attention.

The religious scholar is the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran, a worldwide movement that promotes a nonpolitical, tolerant Islam. The group has hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, most of them in Pakistan or Pakistanis living in other countries.

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[this is fairly interesting - I know there have been fatwas issues against, say, honor killings, but a 600pg edict against bombings?]
randomneses 2nd-Mar-2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
pretty sure she was kidding around bb.
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