Did you hear about the Pakistani fatwa the other day saying that suicide attacks were against Islam? Well, it didn’t please everyone: note that here it is a question of against whom the attacks are directed. The acts are good if they kill the right people. “Suicide attacks in J&K justified: Pak clerics,” from ANI, with thanks to Nicolei:
Religious leaders in Pakistan have described the suicide attacks by Muslim freedom fighters in Kashmir as “justified”, but “not justified” if waged within Pakistan.
The religious leaders said that such attacks were also justified if carried out by Muslim freedom fighters in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.
They said that in those countries where Jehad is being waged the suicide attacks are justified, but such attacks are prohibited where Jehad has not started even if it is a non-Islamic country.
Tiny minority of extremists? Nope:
The statement from as many as 40 religious parties in Pakistan has come as a response to the recent `fatwa’ issued by a section of clerics saying that suicide attacks were forbidden in Islam.