Skip to comments.Cleric 'bans' Muslim use of nuclear weapons
Posted on 05/31/2009 7:47:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Muslims should not use weapons of mass destruction and possess them only as a deterrent, a top Islamic cleric says. Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa said using such weapons would violate Islamic teachings as Muslims as well as non-Muslims could be killed. He issued the religious ruling, or fatwa, following reports that the use of such weapons was legitimate, the state news agency MENA said. His ruling comes just days before the visit of US President Barack Obama... Cairo has said it does not want to make atomic bombs and in the past has called for a region free of nuclear weapons. Correspondents say that is a reference to Israel -- the only Middle Eastern power suspected of possessing such an arsenal. Pakistan is the only Muslim country known to have nuclear weapons, although Western powers and Israel suspect Iran of trying to develop an atomic bomb. The grand mufti, who is state-appointed, also said it was also not allowed for Muslims to kill civilians even during a declared war.
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The grand mufti, who is state-appointed, also said it was also not allowed for Muslims to kill civilians even during a declared war.Which Moslems is *he* talking about?!?
Now we can all sleep soundly tonight.
Peace and safety at last! </sarcasm>
Sounds to me like the only reason this blow-hard doesn't like Muz-nukes is because some actual Muslims might get knocked off too.
I feel so much better now.
The Planet of the Apes had a rule like that.
Nah, the Grand Pufter is merely trying to sound rational ahead of Zero’s visit to Egypt in the coming week.
I wonder if, when Zero visits the Grand Mosque, he will announce he is a Muslim.
As if we didn’t already know.
No, it’s still too early for him to come out of the closet. He will speak in a way that will allow most MUSLIMS to figure out where he’s coming from, perhaps with a few code words and phrases, but he will not speak openly. The MSM will cover for him in the West, as they did when he bowed to the Saudi King.
Of course, to radical Islam, we are “attacking” them simply by being. They take offense at anything and everything. They seem to have the mentality of “if you’re not with us (Muslim, and our particular sect to boot) then you must be against us.” Therefore radical Islam can already rationalize to itself using any weapon against us.
Yes, we will need to dissect his speech for such things.
I make it a point never to WATCH him speak, only listen. My theory is that the combination of what he says and his mind numbing Mussolini like visage alternating between the two halves of the Teleprompter is designed to be a form of mass hypnosis. To me, that is why such a "smart" man needs a teleprompter constantly.
Zero is a gifted speaker, no doubt. But there is much more going on here than meets the eye. He is the front. Who is pulling the strings needs to be exposed.
The Egyptian cleric is a Sunni, the Iranians are Shi’ite — they won’t care what he says. Different sects, different Q’uranic interpretations, different haditha....
So the only thing that makes nuclear weapons use ‘illegal’ is the fact that muslims could be killed? Whodathunkit!
Islam...bringing you the best of the Seventh Century for over 1400 years.
Well,...he’s not in Mecca...so who are his followers?
He’s appointed by the gubmint.
Well, if you see a mass exodus of Muslims from your little piece of Americana I’d say it was time to get under the desk.
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