Monday, May 24, 2010

Good start, but too few…

Again, Dear Gentle Reader(s), there’s some interesting news out of CENTCOM

It seems that last month some religious leaders in Riyadh, a Council of Senior Scholars, issued a fatwah (“A fatwa is a religious opinion, issued by an Islamic scholar concerning Islamic law.”) which “specifically condemns and outlaws the financing of terrorism as a violation of Islamic law.”

It’s about time that the Saudis issued such a condemnation.  A Google search reveals many citations regarding fatwahs issued against terrorism, but those coming out of Saudia Arabia have been too few and too far between.

Now, if the governments of that part of the world would only take steps to make these fatwahs effective.

Until then, we have no recourse other than to

Trust, but verify.

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