Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Fatwa Condemns London Bombings

It's A Pretty Good Thing, although one wishes it was not so newsworthy. Fatwa condemns London bombings:
"BIRMINGHAM, England -- Ten days after Islamic radicals carried out deadly attacks on the London transport system, Britain's largest Sunni Muslim group on Sunday issued a binding religious edict, a fatwa, condemning the July 7 suicide bombings as the work of a 'perverted ideology.' The Sunni Council denounced the bombings as anti-Islamic and said the Quran, the Muslim holy book, forbade suicide attacks.

'Who has given anyone the right to kill others? It is a sin. Anyone who commits suicide will be sent to Hell,' said Mufti Muhammad Gul Rehman Qadri, the council chairman. 'What happened in London can be seen as a sacrilege. It is a sin to take your life or the life of others.'

The council said Muslims should not use 'atrocities being committed in Palestine and Iraq' to justify attacks such as those in London that killed 55 when suicide bombers struck in three Underground trains and a double-decker bus, the fatwa declared.

'We equally condemn those who may have been behind the masterminding of these acts, those who incited these youths in order to further their own perverted ideology,' Qadri said."
Now if only the mention of "atrocities being committed in Palestine and Iraq" referred to the actual atrocities being committed there: the murderous attacks on Iraqi and Israeli civilians perpetrated in the name of Islam. Instead, the statement suggests such atrocities are acceptable. A true "Religion of Peace" would be condemning all jihadi murders. Until it's willing to do that, Islam is just a pretender to its RoP claims.

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