Friday, November 24, 2006
Fatwas Against Murder of Shia
I have read about fatwas against suicide bombings, issued by both Sunni and Shia clerics. However, I have never read or heard about a fatwa by a top Sunni cleric that denounces the murder of Shia, which seems to be so popular these days in Iraq. I have never read about a senior Saudi Sheikh say that Shia are not infidels, that Shia are Muslims whose murder will not be rewarded by God. I wish the top Sunni Arab clerics would issue such a fatwa. Maybe it would convince the Wahabis that blowing themselves up among veggie-shopping Shia in Iraq will definitely not be rewarded with a trip on the fast track to Heavenly Paradise.