No word on the anti-Osama fatwa yet, but give them time, optimists! Tiny Minority of Extremists Update from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
DOHA (AFP) – Islamic scholars are to meet in Doha next week to draw up a fatwa, or religious edict, obliging the Muslim faithful to help the internationally isolated Palestinian government headed by Hamas.
Influential cleric Yussef al-Qardawi said the May 10-11 meeting would help both the Palestinian people and their government, hit hard by US and EU funding cuts because of the Islamist faction’s refusal to recognize Israel.
Ulemas (scholars) as well as other Muslim and Palestinian leaders will “draw up a fatwa on the duty of the ummah (Muslims) and of governments” toward the Palestinians and the Hamas cabinet, Qardawi told a press conference Saturday.
The fatwa will refer to financial aid to the Palestinians as well as offering them moral support, Qardawi said.