A FATWA appears to have been issued against Danish soldiers stationed in Iraq, the Danish defence ministry said today.
“I can confirm that we’ve heard about the fatwa from a reliable source in Iraq … so we believe it’s true,” Defence Minister Soeren Gade’s spokesman Jacob Winther said.
The report came amid rising Muslim anger over 12 cartoons published in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten last September depicting the Prophet Mohammed….
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari summoned Denmark’s ambassador today to hear Iraq’s condemnation of the cartoons, including a portrayal of the prophet wearing a time-bomb shaped turban.
Islam considers any image of the prophet blasphemous….
Good thing we have a moderate government in Baghdad, eh?
Mr Winther said Danish troops had been put on higher alert, but that the military did not yet know how worried to be.
“We don’t know what kind of a fatwa it is, whether it’s just a religious ruling of a death threat or what it is,” he said, adding: “I don’t think it’s good.”
Yes, I wouldn’t think so.