Still there will be more calls to restrict the freedom of speech than to stand up to this murderous savagery. “Egypt cleric issues fatwa against ‘Innocence of Muslims’ cast, crew,” from AFP, September 18 (thanks to Benedict):
WASHINGTON: A Salafist cleric in Egypt is calling for the deaths of all those involved in the making of an anti-Muslim film that has outraged the Islamic world, SITE Intelligence Group said on Monday.
In a statement, the terrorism monitoring service said Ahmad Fouad Ashoush issued his fatwa, or religious edict, against the cast and crew of ” Innocence of Muslims” via jihadist internet forums over the weekend.
“Those bastards who did this film are belligerent disbelievers,” Ashoush said, according to SITE’s translation of the lengthy Arabic statement.
“Belligerent disbelievers” are infidels at war with Islam. The Qur’an prescribes their punishments: “This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land….” (5:33)
“I issue a fatwa and call on the Muslim youth in America and Europe to do this duty, which is to kill the director, the producer and the actors and everyone who helped and promoted the film,” he said.
“So, hurry, hurry, O Muslim youth in America and Europe, and teach those filthy lowly ones a lesson that all the monkeys and pigs in America and Europe will understand. May Allah guide you and grant you success.”…
Allah turns the disobedient Jews into monkeys and pigs in Qur’an 2:62-65; 5:59-60; and 7:166.