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  • The Real Fatwa

    05/08/2015 6:46:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 2, 2015 | Michael Ledeen
    Iran pundits know that serious undertakings by the regime require specific authorization from the supreme leader, Obama’s pen pal Ali Khamenei. An excellent Iranian source, with an excellent track record on such matters, informs me that the supreme leader issued a fatwa on April 14th to two of Iran’s most powerful killers, Generals Mohammad — Ali Jafari (head of the Revolutionary Guards), and Qassem Suleimani (head of the Quds Force), authorizing them to take any and all actions to destroy the Saudi royal family and its regime. It’s a big deal. According to this account, Khamenei authorized Jafari and Suleimani...
  • Pamela Geller on ISIS Threat: We Reached Out to FBI But No One Has Contacted Me (VIDEO)

    05/07/2015 10:00:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Blogger, author and activist Pamela Geller told Sean Hannity last night that the FBI has not contacted her despite the fact that ISIS called her out by name for execution.On Tuesday ISIS released this threat: The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts...
  • British Imam: Yep, Pamela Geller Deserves Her Death Sentence For Mohammed Cartoon Contest

    05/07/2015 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As you know by now, last weekend Pamela Geller held a Mohammed Art Exhibit in Texas. That event was attacked by two jihadists wearing body armor and carrying semi-automatic weapons. Luckily, they were shot immediately upon arrival by a police officer with his handgun. Since the event ISIS has issued a fatwa, otherwise known as a death sentence, on Pam Geller's head. Last night on Hannity radical Imam Anjem Choudary, who represents a significant portion of British Muslims, justified the death sentence. "You're talking about people who deliberately had a competition to insult the messenger Muhammed, peace be upon him...
  • Islam fatwas: Eating wife, toilet paper OK

    04/12/2015 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    World News Daily ^ | April 9, 2015
    Who says Islam is not adapting to the times? Fatwas issued by top clerics in Turkey and Saudi Arabia this week might be shocking to much of the civilized world, but they do indicate change. In Turkey, the top religious authority, known as the Directorate of Religious Affairs or Divanet, proclaimed that though water is the preferred method of cleansing oneself after using the toilet, paper is now an acceptable alternative if a water source is unavailable, reports the nation’s Hurriyet Daily News. [Snip] Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia the grand mufti has reportedly found a new definition of halal –...
  • Grand Mufti Denies Fake Fatwa

    04/09/2015 5:33:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 10 April 2015
    Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has denied issuing a fatwa that states it is permissible for a starving man to save himself by eating the flesh of a woman. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Thursday, Al-Asheikh said the religious edict was false and created by Islam’s enemies to slander him and “keep the community busy squabbling over irrelevant issues instead of standing united behind the rightly guided rulers.” “The fatwa attributed to us is wrong. It is nothing but lies ... It has been circulated to distort the image of Islam, which has elevated...
  • Did a Leading Saudi Cleric Permit Men to Eat Their Wives? (i.e. cannibalize)

    04/09/2015 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 3:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    Just when you thought you’d heard it all: A report circulating throughout the Arabic-language media claims a leading Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (religious ruling) permitting husbands to eat their wives (yes, eat them) in the event that they are really, really hungry. The report appeared among other places in the major pan-Arab, London-based Al Quds Al-Arabi, which cited the alleged edict by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Al-Asheikh permitting a husband to eat his wife if he is afflicted with “severe hunger”. It claimed Al-Asheikh clarified that the husband could choose to eat...
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • Top Saudi mufti reportedly issues fatwa allowing starving husbands to eat wives

    04/10/2015 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 57 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 9, 2015
    Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has issued a fatwa allowing a starving man to eat his wife in order to save himself, causing a stir among the Kingdom's residents, London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, according to the report, said that the act would display the wife's obedience to her husband and her willingness to become one with his flesh. Saudi Twitter users quickly took to the social network to express their shock at the strange fatwa attributed to the Grand Mufti. Following the report Saudi media accused Iranian media of fabricating the fatwa, noting...
  • Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper

    04/08/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2015 | Mary Chastain
    Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, issued a fatwa that allows Muslims to use toilet paper. However, the department reminded people “that water should be the primary source of cleansing.” “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the Diyanet claimed in a statement. “Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper.” Islam requires believers to adhere to strict rules regarding bathroom use. When a Muslim enters the bathroom, “one should say...
  • Obama Cites Ayatollah’s Fatwa on Road to Nuclear War

    03/26/2015 3:47:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 26, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Obama Cites Ayatollah’s Fatwa on Road to Nuclear WarPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On March 26, 2015 @ 12:29 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments As Iran continues edging closer to developing nuclear weapons—a major threat to the entire Mideast region, especially longstanding U.S. ally Israel—U.S. President Obama has come to the aid of the Islamic Republic, by citing an Islamic fatwa no less. In a video recording posted on the White House’s website, Obama said, “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani...
  • Obama Resurrects his ‘Fairytale Fatwa’

    03/22/2015 10:08:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    Looks like the Fairytale Fatwa Obama masquerades as the truth is only the latest Marxist strategy This week isn’t the first time that President Barack Obama would have us believe the Fairytale Fatwa that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon,” Obama said. (CNSNews.com, March 21, 2015) “Other administration officials—including Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes—have previously referred to the...
  • There Is No Fatwa Condemning Nuclear Weapons by Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

    03/20/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT · by thouworm · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-16-2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Obama administration may not have much use for federal law or for Congress’s constitutional role in providing advice on, determining whether to consent to, and enacting any legislation necessary to implement international agreements. But it exhibits cloying reverence for a fatwa — a sharia law edict — issued by a jurist who runs a regime that is the world’s leading state sponsor of jihadist terror. Even when the fatwa is a patent hoax. Secretary of State Kerry, like his predecessor Hillary Clinton and his boss President Obama, took time out from his tirades against Senate Republicans’ exposition of the...
  • Kerry Claims 'Great Respect' for 'Religious Importance' of Khamenei's Fatwa

    03/15/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/15/15 | JERYL BIER
    While addressing the press during a visit to Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the ongoing negotiations with Iran over that country's nuclear programs. As he and President Obama have several times in the past, Kerry cited a report that Iran's "Supreme Leader" issued a "fatwa" against the development of nuclear weapons by Iran, a fatwa that remains unpublished according to a recent article by U.S. News. Nevertheless, Kerry said that the United States has "great respect – great respect – for the religious importance of a fatwa." Here are his remarks in context: Now I want to...
  • Qatar published fatwa in 2006 permitting burning people — removes it after IS burns pilot

    02/10/2015 11:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/10/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    It appears that Islam Web, a popular website owned by Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, may have been responsible for the rationale used by the Islamic State to burn alive a Jordanian pilot captive. On February 7, 2006, the widely accessed Arabic website issued Fatwa No. 71480, titled “The Burning of Ias bin Abdul Yalil by Abu Bakr.” The fatwa, or Islamic decree, concluded that burning people as a form of punishment is permissible. Ironically, hours after the Islamic State burned the pilot alive, Fatwa No. 71480 was removed from Islam Web. What is interesting to note is...
  • Burning people alive is acceptable to Islam, says Islamic cleric. After all, Muhammad did it.

    02/08/2015 2:44:43 PM PST · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-08-15 | DrJohn
    Anjem Choudary, A London-based Islamic cleric who lectures on Sharia law, says that it was acceptable to Islam to burn the Jordanian pilot alive. "If you want to look at this from an Islamic perspective, what they are arguing is that it is qisas, in other words, reciprocation. "The fact is that the pilots — not just this Jordanian one but many others via drones and other bombing campaigns — have burned a lot of men, women, and children, and indiscriminately. "Obviously we don't see the pictures or images of those because they're not available, but hundreds of thousands of...
  • Saudi Arabia 'fatwa over building of snowmen'

    01/13/2015 3:49:10 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    telegraph ^ | 12 Jan 2015
    A prominent religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has reportedly issued a fatwa against building snowmen in the kingdom, stating the practice is not acceptable to Islam. Mohammad Saleh Al Minjed said people must not build any snowmen or snow models of animals, according to Gulf News. However, making snow models of lifeless things, such as ships, fruit and buildings, was apparently acceptable in Islam, the scholar said. "It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun," he reportedly said. "God has given people space to make whatever they want which does...
  • Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

    01/13/2015 7:21:20 AM PST · by billorites · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 12, 2014
    A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic. Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.” Quoting Muslim scholars, Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam....
  • Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    01/11/2015 5:47:53 PM PST · by bryan999 · 53 replies
    More than 40 European leaders and almost every French official turned out for the massive unity rally in Paris Sunday — but there was no sign of the U.S. Neither President Obama or Vice President Biden made the trip to Paris, although dozens of other world leaders and officials put ceremony aside and jostled for space amid the crowds in a stirring show of support against terrorism. The U.S. did send Attorney General Eric Holder to attend a pre-march terrorism summit convened by French President Francois Hollande. Holder, 63, joined with Hollande in condemning the recent Paris attacks in the...
  • US Islamist Expert: NYPD Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley May Have Been Responding to ISIS Fatwa (Video)

    12/26/2014 2:54:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley may have been responding to a fatwa.Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos in cold blood on last Saturday in Brooklyn.. City officials confirmed that Brinsley had attended a Mike Brown rally in New York City. He took video at the protest. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Ismaaiyl was carrying $100 bills in his pocket. But he had no job or home. Andrew G. Bostom, professor of medicine at Brown University, told Steve Malzberg that Ismaaiyl may have been responding to a fatwa to murder police officers. “People are reluctant to even acknowledge...
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress

    10/19/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.
  • Obama Praised Muslim Cleric who Endorsed Fatwa Against American Troops

    09/26/2014 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 09/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    During his United Nations address, President Barack Obama went out of his way to heap praise on a particular Muslim cleric. The ideology of ISIL or al Qaeda or Boko Haram will wilt and die if it is consistently exposed, confronted, and refuted in the light of day. Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies – Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose: “We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.” A fine sentiment, but one that Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah probably does not mean in the way that Obama thinks...
  • One Of The World's Most Influential Sheiks Has Issued A Fatwa Against ISIS

    09/26/2014 4:42:04 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-26-2014 | Greg McKenna
    Greg McKennaSeptember 26, 2014 As the West grapples with the increasing reach of ISIS on home soil and as random and planned acts of terrorism continue to develop, the Islamic world is not siting idly by. Earlier this week in his speech before the United Nations, US President Barack Obama signaled out the leadership being offered by a group of Muslim Clerics led by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah. This group, known as the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, issued a very powerful Fatwā* in opposition to the actions of ISIS and as a warning to young Muslims who...
  • Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa Against IS Britons

    08/31/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 31st August 2014 | Yahoo News UK
    'Muslim leaders have reportedly issued a fatwa condemning Britons who fight for extremists in Iraq and Syria. The fatwa, which The Sunday Times newspaper said had been issued by imams, is the strongest denunciation yet by the Muslim community of UK citizens who join militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL and ISIS. Issued by a learned Muslim scholar, a fatwa is an edict that may concern any aspect of Islamic life. Technically it cannot be revoked and dies only with the person it is imposed on. The Sunday Times reported six senior Islamic scholars have endorsed...
  • Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood Authorizes 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Terrorists

    07/14/2014 11:35:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Brietbart - National Security ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Martel
    An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • ISIS fighters tells families "hand over your daughters for sex" after orders from cleric's fatwa

    06/23/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 69 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 22 June 2014 | Stephen White
    ISIS fighters are ordering terrified families in Iraq to hand over their daughters for sex. Leaflets in the captured cities of Mosul and Tikrit claim the women – virgins or not – must join jihad, or Holy war, and cleanse themselves by sleeping with militants. Those that refuse to do so are violating God’s will, it is claimed, and will be beaten or killed. ISIS fighters have been taking women captive in Syria since last year when a Saudi-based cleric issued a fatwa – religious order telling them to. Now the sick practise is happening to Iraq. (...)
  • Meanwhile, Obama Promotes Death-To-U.S.-Troops Cleric

    06/04/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Quislings: At the same time our president springs dangerous terrorists from prison, he has quietly promoted an Islamic cleric who has issued fatwas calling for the death of U.S. troops with "child bombs." The State Department last week had to apologize for singing the praises of the creep — Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah — in a Tweeted message promoting his Muslim Brotherhood organization. But officials there are only sorry they got caught. The same bunch last year issued a visa for the radical cleric so he could visit, of all places, the White House. That's right, the administration knew full...
  • Muslim cleric who backed fatwa on ‘killing of U.S. soldiers’ promoted by State Dept.

    05/26/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader “who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.,” according to Fox News. Bin Bayyah is reported to have been one...
  • Obama and Kerry Say Iran Issued Fatwa Against Nukes, But It’s Not Listed With the Others

    04/05/2014 1:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokeswoman expressed surprise Thursday to hear that a purported “fatwa” by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prohibiting nuclear weapons, which President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry periodically cite, does not appear on a list of fatwas on Khamenei’s official website. “Oh, really?” Marie Harf said during a press briefing after a reporter brought this to her attention. “I will say, just in general, I’m not an expert on the fatwa process certainly, or on the supreme leader’s website,” she said. “But what I will say, and I think what people have said, is we...
  • Kerry welcomes Khamenei’s anti-nuke fatwa, says Iran can have peaceful nuclear program

    03/23/2014 12:09:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/23/14 | Robert Spencer
    John Kerry and Barack Obama are betting the entire world on the proposition that Khamenei’s statements against nuclear weapons are sincere, and not intended to deceive the Infidels into complacency. Lets hope they’re right, and that this whole thing doesn’t blow up in their faces, and ours. But given their repeated genocidal statements against Israel, it would be better to be prepared for all contingencies. “John Kerry: US Welcomes Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa against N. Weapons,” from Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency, March 22: TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of State John Kerry appreciated the fatwa (religious decree) issued by Supreme Leader...
  • Saudi Sheikh Issues Fatwa Against ... Food Buffets

    03/13/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Riyadh Connect ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Riyadh Connect
    Saudi scholar says buffet meals are Haram A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram. The basis of his statement was that buffet meals have a fixed price, but the quantity of food that can be consumed is unknown or unlimited. According to Sabq news, the senior scholar said that the quantity of food and the price of the meals must be clear and known. He was responding to a listener‘s question about buffets on Holy Quran Radio. “One must not simply go...
  • Turkey Decrees Kangaroo & Grasshoppers 'Halal' Food; But Badgers, Martens, Weasels ... Not So Good

    03/11/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March/11/2014 | Meltem Özgenç
    Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.” “Islamic scholars agree that ‘halal’ animals that are not mentioned in the Quran and in the hadith [the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] are those that don’t eat feces and carcasses, and which are therefore neither wild nor coarse,” the Diyanet’s High Committee of Religious Affairs said in response to a citizen’s question. As such, the fatwa continues, kangaroo is classified in the...
  • Fatwa issued against Russell Crowe's new Ł75million blockbuster Noah as three Arab countries ban..

    03/10/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2014 | Dan Bloom
    One of the world's most respected Islamic institutions has issued a fatwa against a Hollywood epic about Noah's Ark because it 'contradicts the teachings of Islam'. Russell Crowe's Ł75million film Noah has also been banned in three Arab countries after religious leaders complained that it depicted the Biblical figure - who is also a holy messenger in the Koran. Due to premiere later this month, the blockbuster will not show in Qatar, Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates and several other countries are expected to follow suit.
  • 19 Islamic words banned for non-Muslims in Brunei

    02/24/2014 1:06:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 2/23/2014 | The Sun Daily
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Feb 23, 2014): The Brunei government will ban the use of 19 Islamic words, including "Allah" and "masjid", by non-Muslims, according to the Brunei Times today. The ban will take effect from April, the paper said. Under the Syariah Penal Code Order, these words cannot be used with respect to other religions. They are azan; baitullah; Al Quran; Allah; fatwa; Firman Allah; hadith; haji; hukum syara'; ilahi; Ka'bah; kalimah al syahadah; kiblat; masjid; imam; mufti; mu'min; solat; and wali. The Brunei Times quoted Hardifadhillah Mohd Salleh, a senior syariah legal officer of the Islamic Legal Unit as...
  • Muslims 'warned in Fatwa not to live on Mars'

    02/19/2014 8:54:25 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Feb 2014 | Barney Henderson
    Fatwa reportedly issued warning Muslims not to make 'hazardous trip' to live on Mars Muslims have been warned in a Fatwa not to go and live on Mars because it would pose "a real risk to life", according to a Dubai news organization. The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the United Arab Emirates said that anyone making such a "hazardous trip" is likely to die for "no righteous reason". They would therefore be liable to a "punishment similar to that of suicide in the Hereafter", the Khaleej Times reported. The Fatwa was apparently issued in response...
  • Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS as there is ‘no righteous reason’…

    02/19/2014 11:28:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:00 EST, 19 February 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    A Fatwa has been issued against living on Mars by clerics who say that trying to set up home there would be un-Islamic. The fatwa—or ruling—was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organization announced that it would try and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam. …
  • Iranian mullah revives death fatwa against Salman Rushdie over Satanic Verses 25 years after issued

    02/17/2014 6:54:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 14:01 EST, 16 February 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    The Iranian clergy has revived Salman Rushdie’s death fatwa 25 years after it was issued over his “blasphemous” Satanic Verses. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on all Muslims to murder the award-winning author and anyone involved in the publication of his work. This Friday, senior cleric Ahmad Khatami reminded worshipers at the Tehran Friday prayer that the “historical fatwa” is “as fresh as ever”. He added that even if Rushdie repents, it will not affect the sentence. …
  • (Muslim Brotherhood) Fatwa: Women Who Swim in the Sea Commit Adultery, Should Be Punished

    12/01/2013 11:19:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    India Today Online ^ | November 28, 2013 | India Today Online
    Fatwa: Women who swim in the sea commit adultery, should be punished • "When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished." - Summary of a report titled "The misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis", as published in the Al Masry Al Youm. A report by a committee set up by Al Azhar, one of the oldest and most prestigious Islamic universities in Cairo, to study the fatwas issued by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis reveals how Islamists view...
  • ‘Muslim Jesus’ Demands Sharia Law and Jizya Tribute

    11/27/2013 5:05:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Muslim Jesus’ Demands Sharia Law and Jizya TributePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 27, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Time and again, Muslims, especially those in Egypt, project Islamic thinking onto Christians: thus the Coptic church has been accused of smuggling and storing weapons in its churches to take over the nation (when in fact mosques are regularly exposed housing illegal weapons for the jihad); of kidnapping and torturing Coptic girls who convert to Islam (when in fact Muslim converts to Christianity—apostates—are regularly beat, imprisoned, and sometimes killed); and...
  • Fatwa forbids Muslims from traveling to Mars

    11/04/2013 6:08:44 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 42 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Nov 1, 2013
    Muslims are forbidden from traveling to Mars: Islamic cleric issues a fatwa against any manned mission to Mars. Sheikh Ali al Hemki, a member of Saudi Arabia's board of religious scholars, has issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from traveling to Mars, according to a news report published Oct. 31. The fatwa is a result of concerns and criticisms coming from Islamic scholars about Mars One, an ambitious attempt to organise a manned mission to the Red Planet. The mission has drawn applications from more than 200 thousand people worldwide. 477 Saudi citizens have applied for the mission, and six have...
  • Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs

    10/15/2013 5:31:08 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2013 Last updated at 11:09 ET | Sebastian Usher
    A group of Syrian clerics have issued a ruling - or fatwa - allowing people living in besieged suburbs of Damascus to eat meat that is normally forbidden. In a video, the Muslim clerics said people could eat cats, dogs and donkeys to stave off hunger. The fatwa comes amid reports of starvation in the besieged, rebel-held Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya. Aid agencies have urged the government to allow humanitarian supplies to the area, where many residents are trapped. Hundreds of civilians, some carried on stretchers, were able to flee Muadhamiya at the weekend following a temporary ceasefire. 'Absurd situation'...
  • Phony fatwa? Group claims Iranian anti-nuke edict cited by Obama a hoax

    09/30/2013 7:27:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | FoxNews
    On Friday, Obama cited a “fatwa,” or religious edict, from Iran’s all-powerful Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, banning the pursuit of nuclear weapons. "I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution [because] Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons,” Obama told reporters. “There is no such fatwa. It is a lie from the Iranians, a deception, and it is tragic that President Obama has endorsed it,” MEMRI Founder and President Yigal Carmon told FoxNews.com.
  • Now Fatwa Against Photography! (Behold ... "The Religion of Peace")

    09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    BDNews24.com ^ | 2013-09-11 | News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Now Fatwa against photography! India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of the institution, has said Islam does not permit videotaping of marriages or taking of pictures to save as mementos. "Photography is un-Islamic. Muslims are not allowed to get their photos clicked unless it is for an identity card or for making a passport," he was quoted as telling the Press Trust of India over phone. Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside Makkah and live telecast of namaz and Hajj on TV across the...
  • No Killing of Believer Lice in Muslim Beards – Beheading Christians is Still OK

    08/27/2013 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 27, 2013 | Dean Garrison
    Sometimes I stumble upon a story that I can’t pass up. This is one of those times. It would be morally wrong to have a couple of slices of bacon with your eggs but by all means you can not disturb or try to eradicate the blessed lice living in Muslim beards, for they are special lice that were sent forth by Allah. I am not making this up.
  • Sharia Committee Issues Fatwa Against ... Croissants

    07/31/2013 7:50:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | Al Arabiya
    Aleppo rebel religious committee forbids ‘colonial’ croissants A sharia committee in a rebel-held area of Aleppo issued a fatwa deeming croissants ‘haram’ (forbidden in Islamic law) because of their “colonial” significance, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Tuesday. Croissants’ crescent shape celebrates European victory over Muslims, according to the fatwa (religious ruling). Rebel-controlled areas of the Syrian city have experienced several strict fatwas recently from Islamic sharia committees. Such edicts are uncommon in Aleppo’s society, which usually adheres to moderate Islamic teachings, Asharq al-Awsat reported. A sharia committee in the city issued a fatwa on Facebook prohibiting “Muslim women...
  • Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

    07/20/2013 4:55:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2013 | By Rob Taylor and Folad Hamdard
    One of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism as NATO forces leave the country. The eight article decree, issued late in June, bars women from leaving home without a male relative, while shutting cosmetic shops on the pretext they were being used for prostitution - an accusation residents and police reject. "There is no way these shops could have stayed open. Shops are for business, not adultery," Enayatullah Baligh, a member of the top religious panel, the...
  • Syria: Christian Girl Falls Victim to Horrendous Sex Crimes by Jihadists

    07/11/2013 10:34:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Obama is backing these savages. Thank heaven there are still decent human beings in Congress: Intelligence panels cut off aid to Syrian rebels, Obama says he will arm them anyway "Syria: Christian Girl Falls Victim to Horrendous Crimes" Persecution. org, July 4, 2013 Rape and atrocities on a young Christian in Qusair ICC Note: Troubling news continues to pour out of Syria as the war-torn country becomes a hotbed for religious extremism. Witnesses report civilians suffer immensely at the hands of rebel-imposed Shari’ah law. One, a young Christian girl from rebel-controlled Qusair, was systematically married, raped and divorced 15 times,...
  • Fatwa By Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Mursi Must Remain President; Al-Qaradhawi's Son In Response:...

    07/11/2013 9:21:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Make no mistake, the Muslim Brotherhood murderers will not go quietly. And they know they have Obama in their back pocket. Perhaps Americans will begin to understand why these jihadists were banned under Mubarak. Fatwa By Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Mursi Must Remain President; Al-Qaradhawi's Son In Response: You Taught Us That 'Freedom Comes Before The Shari'a' MEMRI, July 11, 2013 On July 6, 2013, three days after Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi was ousted by his opponents and by the Egyptian military, Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, who heads the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), issued a fatwa determining that Mursi's removal...
  • Obama Advised to Acknowledge Iran’s Nuclear ‘Fatwa’

    04/19/2013 12:55:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 19, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama should acknowledge an Iranian fatwa prohibiting nuclear weapons “as one of the bases for nuclear negotiations,” according to a report urging a new push to engage Tehran, endorsed by a group of former senior government officials. Iranian officials periodically cite a purported fatwa (religious ruling) by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons is forbidden under Islam, although the notion is viewed with skepticism by some critics, Muslims among them. The fatwa was supposedly issued in 2005, but since then the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in a number of...
  • Teenager exposes India's 'one month wives' sex tourism (ROP)

    04/14/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2013 | By Dean Nelson
    Campaigners for Muslim women's rights said while short term 'contract marriages' are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam, they are increasing in Hyderabad, in southern India, where wealthy foreigners, local agents and 'Qazis' – government-appointed Muslim priests – are exploiting poverty among the city's Muslim families.
  • New Fatwa permits rape of non-Sunni women in Syria

    04/09/2013 4:55:24 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/2/2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Yet another Islamic cleric recently made it permissible for the Islamic fighters waging a jihad in Syria—politely known as “the opposition”—to rape the nation’s women. Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a “legitimate fatwa” making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad’s own sect, the Alawites, as well as the...