Thursday, September 16, 2004

The Daily Fatwa

"On October 6, 1981, during the annual holiday parade (see 1973 War) Sadat was assassinated by radical Muslim fundamentalist army regulars led by army First Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli. (more) Sadat was succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak, an Air Force pilot.

In the subsequent trial in December, it was revealed that the conspirators, members of a militant group called Jama'at al-Jihad, ("Organization for Jihad") had obtained a fatwa (religious legal opinion) from a blind sheikh at Asyut university, Dr. Umar abd-al-Rahman, to the effect that killing Christians and stealing gold from Christian jewelry shops to finance jihad were permissible since a technical state of war existed between Muslims and non-Muslims rendering the property "spoils of war" rather than stolen goods."

This is the blind sheikh, currently enjoying our hospitality.

He was convicted for conspiring to blow up the WTC.

Source is here.

Wandering Mind

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