Posted by: becketfund | March 31, 2010

Further Reading: Muslim Scholars Recast Mardina Fatwa

Reuters reports on a conference in Mardin, in southeastern Turkey, where prominent Muslim scholars have recast a famous medieval fatwa on jihad, declaring that the fatwa by 14th century scholar Ibn Taymiyya rules out militant violence.  Osama bin Laden has quoted Ibn Taymiyya’s “Mardin fatwa” repeatedly in his calls for Muslims to overthrow the Saudi monarchy and wage jihad against the United States.  The Mardin conference included 15 scholars from countries including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India, Senegal, Kuwait, Iran, Morocco and Indonesia.

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