Skip to comments.The ‘fatwa’ follies Iran plays Team O for suckers
Posted on 05/12/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT by DBCJR
...the State Department...deliberations center on the meaning of a fatwa supposedly issued in 2005 by Irans Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei...a fatwa is a religious opinion issued by a mujtahid (senior theologian) in response to a question from believers...Irans recent propaganda claims that, in the supposed fatwa, Khamenei declared nuclear weapons to be unacceptable in Islam.
... To start with, no one seems to have seen the text of the supposed fatwa. Khameneis own Web site has no trace of it in any of the dozen languages it uses. Nor has anyone seen the text in any of the many propaganda outlets controlled by the supreme guide inside and outside Iran which is even stranger because Khameneis every utterance, even the most trivial, gets headline treatment ... All anyone has seen is a series of partial quotes... The earliest indirect quotes in 2006 had the fatwa stating that manufacturing nuclear weapons was not allowed in Islam. By 2010, the quotes had been massaged to state that producing nuclear weapons was forbidden (haram). ...theres no text of a fatwa, and the various references to it often contradict each other...if Iran isnt developing a nuclear arsenal and doesnt intend to do so, a clerical opinion is hardly relevant. It could take a clear stand by passing a law to that effect in the Islamic Majlis, its parliament. But the issue has never been debated in the Majlis, which also has never been officially informed of the fatwas existence...Khamenei has never been recognized as a mujtahid and thus isnt qualified to issue fatwas. To become a mujtahid, hed have to publish a risala (dissertation), which he hasnt, and receive a public endorsement by at least one grand ayatollah, which he also hasnt. In any case, a fatwa can be canceled....
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for 10 points.... what is taqiyya?
it allows muzzies to lie to infidels to promote their faith.
Well, it is either a taco made with a tortilla or one of
two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman.
Soon it will quote Khamenei: ICBM?, I don’t CBM, do you CMB?
I see a lot of BM - all over Washington.