Friday, July 29, 2005
You heard it here first: We said that the alleged "religious edict," known as a "fatwa," which was issued by a group of American Muslims whom the American (read:moron) media labeled as "moderates" was a bogus pile of shit. And now, terrorism expert Steve Emerson - who has been calling on the world to fight Islamic terror for more than a decade now - agrees.
Now watch for the MSM to continue to peddle this story as some new move to denounce terrorism by American Muslims.
The American Islamic Leaders' "Fatwa" is Bogus
This morning a group of American Islamic leaders held a press conference to announce a fatwa, or Islamic religious ruling, against “terrorism and extremism.” An organization called the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) issued the fatwa, and the Council on American - Islamic Relations (CAIR) organized the press conference, stating that several major U.S. Muslim groups endorsed the fatwa.
In fact, the fatwa is bogus. Nowhere does it condemn the Islamic extremism ideology that has spawned Islamic terrorism. It does not renounce nor even acknowledge the existence of an Islamic jihadist culture that has permeated mosques and young Muslims around the world. It does not renounce Jihad let alone admit that it has been used to justify Islamic terrorist acts. It does not condemn by name any Islamic group or leader. In short, it is a fake fatwa designed merely to deceive the American public into believing that these groups are moderate. In fact, officials of both organizations have been directly linked to and associated with Islamic terrorist groups and Islamic extremist organizations. One of them is an unindicted co-conspirator in a current terrorist case; another previous member was a financier to Al-Qaeda.
As they say: read the whole thing.