July 29, 2005


I sat down to write about how North American Muslims are issuing a fatwa against terrorism. It's about time, I say. The article states

Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington and a member of the Fiqh council, said: "We hear from our fellow Americans very often that Muslims have not spoken aggressively about terrorism, that Muslims have not made their voices very clear. I disagree. Muslims have made their voices very clear from day one. So maybe we needed to do more. The more you do, the more you realize you need to do."

Anyone who's ever read LGF knows that these Muslim voices have never been clear. Hmm, what does LGF have to say about this anyway? Oh: The American Islamic Leaders' "Fatwa" is Bogus. Great.

In fact, the fatwa is bogus. Nowhere does it condemn the Islamic extremism ideology that has spawned Islamic terrorism. It does not renounce nor even acknowledge the existence of an Islamic jihadist culture that has permeated mosques and young Muslims around the world. It does not renounce Jihad let alone admit that it has been used to justify Islamic terrorist acts. It does not condemn by name any Islamic group or leader. In short, it is a fake fatwa designed merely to deceive the American public into believing that these groups are moderate. In fact, officials of both organizations have been directly linked to and associated with Islamic terrorist groups and Islamic extremist organizations. One of them is an unindicted co-conspirator in a current terrorist case; another previous member was a financier to Al-Qaeda.

Where are the moderate Muslim groups? I keep hearing how Muslims are afraid of being branded as extremists, how not all Muslims are terrorists, how Muslims fear for their lives because of the actions of a few...but where are the moderate Muslim voices to stand up and say enough is enough? Kalroy found some of these voices, but like him I too am waiting for the Million Muslim March. We need more of this and we need it to be more publicized. I'm waiting for someone to stand up and say that we won't tolerate this:


That's an x-ray of one of the bombs from London. Whoever devised this bomb -- loaded with nails to inflict maximum damage on innocent Londoners -- is a monster. Remember the other day when I talked about umbrellas? Moderate Muslims are under an ugly umbrella with terrorists, and I for one would like to see them issue a real fatwa against these atrocities.

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1 Amen!

Posted by: Dave at July 29, 2005 09:11 AM (c6xQA)

2 i don't think that 'fatwa' really means that much either.when you kill children AND think your going to go to heaven for it(banging head on desk)you really can't(or won't)reason with them.ever.

Posted by: tommy at July 29, 2005 12:15 PM (NMK3S)

3 Problem: Define "innocent civilian". Seems that your average Wahabbist thinks only they and their ilk are "innocent civilians"; all others are either heretics or infidels. So when I see a "fatwa" that includes all persons of all faiths or no faith, including civilians, public servants, government officials, and military personnel--in other words, all the six + billion persons on this earth, no exceptions, will I believe any Muslim is truly denouncing terrorism. I await such a fatwa. Still waiting. Still waiting. As I thought. (sigh).

Posted by: Jim Shawley at July 29, 2005 01:42 PM (CnYsu)

4 Thus the major problem in dealing with the Muslims - they don't REALLY think that the jihad is wrong. Unlike the anti-abortion Catholics who were appalled by the lunatic who went around killing abortion doctors, these people think that it's alright to take a life in the name of religion. Until that frame of mind can be changed - you won't see your Million Muslim March. *sigh*

Posted by: Teresa at July 29, 2005 09:25 PM (nAfYo)

5 More Sufi! Less Sunni! That's my new protest sign. Kalroy

Posted by: Kalroy at July 30, 2005 01:28 AM (9RG5y)

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