Pakistan: Top Muslim cleric says jihad-martyrdom suicide bombings are permitted

“God hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…” — Qur’an 9:111

“Pakistan Ulema Permits Suicide Attacks,” by Abdul Haq Omari for Tolo News, March 2 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The Chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council on Friday said that suicide attacks in Afghanistan are permitted as long as US forces are present in the country.

“Palestine is occupied by Israel, Kashmir by India, and Afghanistan by the US. So if the Muslims don’t have the atomic bomb, they should sacrifice their lives for God,” head of Pakistan Ulema Council Alama Tahir Ashrafi said in an interview with TOLOnews.

“We are asking America to leave the region in order for the region to become peaceful,” he added.

Afghanistan’s Ulema Council has rejected his comments, stressing that suicide attacks are unlawful under Islam.

“Pakistan does has the atomic bomb, so why are they carrying out suicide attacks? Suicide bombing is unlawful in Islam religion,” member of Afghanistan’s Ulema council Abdul Qayoub Hafiz told TOLOnews.

Afghan political analyst Mir Ahmad Joyenda said Ashrafi’s comments show that Pakistan’s Ulema supports the insurgency.

“I think they don’t know enough about Islam or they are supporting Pakistan’s intelligence office jobs. There is nothing about the suicide attacks in Islam. They [the Ulema] are permitting suicide bombings and showing their support,” he said.

It comes after Pakistan’s council of religious clerics recently announced that they will not attend a planned joint Ulema summit between the two countries to build support against suicide bombings and facilitate the Afghan peace process….

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  1. says

    Secretary of State John Kerry admonished Turkey for anti-Zionist policies. What are Kerry’s comments on this anti-Christian usurpation of a monastery? [cue: crickets].

  2. says

    BTW, when Prime Minister Erdogan says “Zionism is a crime against humanity”, did Sec. John Kerry bring up the subject of the Armenian Genocide? [crickets]

  3. says

    Problem is that far too many muslims are illiterate so they will only follow what the local self appointed “imam” tells them.

    Beyond that I totally agree that the west should leave Afghanistan and Iraq and NOT interfere in any muslim state (Libya, Egypt, Syria et al , and soon Jordan). Let them kill each other! I rather doubt that they’ll do what they say and stop attacking us though. They WILL find an excuse. Such seems required in islam.

    One might have thought that the west, and USA in particular, might have learned from Vietnam. Seems that the “best minds” have somewhat of a blind spot. Am I being too logical?

  4. says

    There is nothing about the suicide attacks in Islam.

    The debate is about legality, not morality…

    If the bomber, unwittingly violates Allah’s law, does this bomber still get into Paradise?

  5. says

    “So if the Muslims don’t have the atomic bomb, they should sacrifice their lives for God,”

    Of course, he’s talking about the gullible Muslims. Why doesn’t he do it himself? because he is a COWARD, just like his prophet Muhammad.
    He prefers death in jihad than life, as long as this jihad is fought by his gullible followers and not by himself.

    http://crossmuslims.blogspot.com/2011/03/muhammad-coward.html

  6. says

    That’s what I love about the suicide bombers.

    You NEVER hear that a top leader blew himself up killing people to inspire his fellow Muslim’s now do you??

    That I at least respect his devotion to his cause!