Thursday, September 09, 2004

Islamic logic: Murder OK, kidnapping i'sn't

Hypocrisy is reaching new heights.

From the 'moderate' Islamic religious leader, Sheikh Yussef al-Qaradawi, who approves of FGM as a 'good' thing, to his fatwa endorsing the killing of American civilians, another example of religious hypocrisy (he later denied the remark that came from his own office.) .

A prominent Muslim cleric called for the release of two French journalists held hostage in Iraq, and said two captive Italian female aid workers should also be freed despite Italy's military involvement in Iraq.

The abduction of newsmen Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot is "prohibitedby religion and logic," Egyptian-born, Qatar-based Sheikh Yussef al-Qaradawi told a news conference.

Qaradawi condemned all hostage-taking, saying it was banned under Islamic law and calling for the release of Italian charity workers Simona Pari and SimonaTorretta, who were snatched from their Baghdad office on Tuesday, despite the fact that Rome backed the war and maintains troops in Iraq.

"While Italy participated in the war on Iraq, millions of Italians took to the streets to demonstrate against the war. Moreover, the two (hostages) work for a humanitarian organization which has nothing to do with the war," he said

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