I agree and disagree in equal measure with the post above.
A while ago, I heard a fatwa against Mickey Mouse saying that this cartoon character must die because mice are filthy!
What can I say to a non-muslim if he asks me about fatwas like this? This is really driving a lot of people away from Islam...and the medias are using this againt Islam.
my reply to them is: The Mouse warrior is in no way my representative!
on the other hand what could be wrong with non-sectarian ulemaa -- whose feet are firmly planted in present time and have the ability to Understand Quraan and Sahih Sunat e Rasul -- explaining Islam to masses by means of any medium available to them?
have you not heard of Aalims like Hazraat Usmani, Qardaavi, Zulkader Siddiqui, Muzammil H. Siddiqi and hundreds like them? when did they ever embarass you/us? I am not saying that they are infallible, they might make mistakes then correct themselves to become even better.