Leading US Muslim scholars issued a Fatwa (religious edict) to condemn terrorism and religious extremism last Thursday.
“Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives,” said the decree, or fatwa, released in Washington DC by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), a group of US Muslim scholars interpreting Islamic law.
The fatwa has been endorsed by major US Muslim groups.
In the edict, the 18-member FCNA said people who committed terrorism are “criminals,” not “martyrs.”
All acts of terrorism targeting civilians are haram (forbidden) in Islam,” and “it is haram for a Muslim to cooperate with any individual or group that is involved in any act of terrorism or violence,” declared the fatwa.
We pray for the defeat of extremism and terrorism,” the scholars wrote.
I totally agree.
People who commit these horrible acts are criminals and do not speak in the name of Islam; Islam condemns and forbids such acts.