Leading British Muslims issue fatwa condemning ISIS terror group


Dr. Sheik Usama Hasan, a former imam from east London
Dr. Sheik Usama Hasan, a former imam from east London
isis militant  MosulMuslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning Islamic extremist group Isis, and have said that British jihadis are “betraying their own societies” by getting involved in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

The fatwa represents the British Muslim community’s strongest denunciation of Isis yet, calling the extremist group “heretical” and “an oppressive and tyrannical group.”

According to The Sunday Times, the fatwa, authored by Dr. Sheik Usama Hasan, a former imam from east London, and supported by six senior Islamic scholars across the country, says it is “religiously prohibited (haram) to support or join” Isis.

Though Muslims have a “moral obligation” to help the Syrian and Iraqi people, they must do so “without betraying their own societies,” the fatwa states.

Baroness Warsi, former Foreign Office minister: “These are substantial figures and I welcome this announcement. The Islamic State is neither a state nor Islamic. I echo the words of these religious leaders.”

A fatwa is an edict issued by a learned Muslim scholar concerning Islamic life. The term is best known for the 1989 “death fatwa” issued by the Ayatollah Khomeni, then Supreme Leader of Iran, on author Salman Rushdie over claims that his book The Satanic Verses had “insulted” Islam.

This declaration comes as Britain’s terror threat was hiked from “substantial to “severe” in response to the escalating conflicts in the Middle East, and the growing influence of Isis.

Home Secretary Theresa May said the new alert level rated the risk of an attack on the UK as “highly likely”, although she said there was no evidence to suggest one was “imminent”.

In response to the increased risk of attack, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have agreed to a toughening of anti-terror measures to be addressed when Parliament is reconvened tomorrow.

A source at No 10 told said that there would be “no return to control orders” but the Government will move to impose what is effectively an “internal exile” on terror suspects.

Telegraph /Independent



3 responses to “Leading British Muslims issue fatwa condemning ISIS terror group”

  1. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Wow, thats a start good move now lets hope there isnt a counter fatwa issued.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Fatwas on the Fatwas … it’s what ‘improved’ the Koran over the centuries, right?
      Along with a few Hadiths, of course. :-))))

  2. More voices should be raised against such religious militant fanatics that are endangering peace and stability !!!And all those that spread this fanaticism and incite should be stopped from preaching !!!T

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