July 19, 2005

Fatwa Against the 7/7 Bombing

Part of an article, which announces a fatwa against suicide bombings:

"Ten days after Islamic radicals carried out deadly attacks on the London transport system, Britain's largest Sunni Muslim group has issued a binding religious edict, a fatwa, condemning the July 7 suicide bombings as the work of a 'perverted ideology.'


"In Birmingham, Jama'at e Ahl e Sunnat, or the Sunni Council, said the bombings were against Islam, adding that any type of suicide attack was against the Koran.

"'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's 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 also targeted terror groups who influence others to do their bidding in the fatwa.

"'Leaving aside the atrocities being committed in Palestine and Iraq, the attacks in London have no Islamic justification, are totally condemned and 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,' the group's fatwa said.

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