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    Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

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    Muslims should not use weapons of mass destruction and possess them only as a deterrent, a top Islamic cleric says.

    Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa said using such weapons would violate Islamic teachings as Muslims as well as non-Muslims could be killed.

    He issued the religious ruling, or fatwa, following reports that the use of such weapons was legitimate, the state news agency Mena said.

    His ruling comes just days before the visit of US President Barack Obama.

    Mr Obama, who arrives on 4 June, is expected to give a speech on US relations with the Muslim world.

    On a recent visit to Turkey he said the US was not at war with Islam and called for a greater partnership with the Muslim world.

    Cairo has said it does not want to make atomic bombs and in the past has called for a region free of nuclear weapons.

    Correspondents say that is a reference to Israel - the only Middle Eastern power suspected of possessing such an arsenal.

    Pakistan is the only Muslim country known to have nuclear weapons, although Western powers and Israel suspect Iran of trying to develop an atomic bomb.

    The grand mufti, who is state-appointed, also said it was also not allowed for Muslims to kill civilians even during a declared war.

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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    God grant him guidance. No good can come of those except to scare others from using them against us.
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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    Greetings and peace be with you Uthmān;

    If only we could stop spending billions on nuclear weapons, and give it freely to the poor, the oppressed and the starving millions, this planet would be a better place.

    In the spirit of praying for justice for all people

    Eric

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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa said using such weapons would violate Islamic teachings as Muslims as well as non-Muslims could be killed.
    I hope there was something lost in translation.
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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Pomak View Post
    I hope there was something lost in translation.
    I think you may have misunderstood what he was saying. I don't think he meant that it would be alright if only Non-Muslims are killed, although I do understand how the sentence could be interpreted that way.
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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Pomak View Post
    I hope there was something lost in translation.
    I think his last statement clarifies a bit: "also said it was also not allowed for Muslims to kill civilians even during a declared war."


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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    Salaam

    WMDs = haram. End of story - for goodnes sake we're not even allowed to use fire or burn people.

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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    I'm confused. If there is total prohibition on using WMDs, how can they be a 'deterrent'?

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    Re: Egypt mufti issues fatwa on use of WMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Uthmān View Post
    I think you may have misunderstood what he was saying. I don't think he meant that it would be alright if only Non-Muslims are killed, although I do understand how the sentence could be interpreted that way.
    Oh yeah i understood it, but thought that the way that was translated wasn't the best.

    Damage to environment should be the justification of the ban, since you can actually avoid hitting civilians if you pick the battlefield wisely(outside of population centers) But it is impossible to avoid the radiation aftermath.

    I'm confused. If there is total prohibition on using WMDs, how can they be a 'deterrent'?
    Its called M.A.D. Mutually assured destruction, basically i can kill you, you can kill me so lets not fight because both of us want to live.
    Last edited by Pomak; 06-07-2009 at 08:55 PM.
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