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- n. Alternative spelling of fatwa.
- v. Alternative spelling of fatwa.
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- n. (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar
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Paper tiger. while we're no religious scholars we know the fatwah is a muslim edict of sorts.
In my most recent link farm post, I posted a link to a story about Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani calling a fatwah against homosexuals.
But, there's been a specific threat issued by Osama Bin Laden some months ago when he issued a fatwah, which is a religious sort of document committing, you know, his Islamic followers, or extremist Islamic followers to carry out attacks against the great Satan, i.e., the United States.
In May, as you know, the bin Laden group issued a so-called fatwah against the United States, indicating that they had targeted the United States for a systematic campaign of terror.
The terrorist Mullah O'Reily sat in his throne on the terrorist news channel faux and called his fatwah for years, knowing full well there were repuglican terrorist cells planning to murder Tiller.
These theives act exactly as mafia, pay us or we'll call a fatwah on our base of terrorist republican evangelical terrorist thugs in their terrorist cells, and boycott your product, and disrupt your business, up to and including murder for profit.
I just got word from Mikey Weinstein from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that a "fatwah" has been issued against him - by a Christian minister.
But, most importantly, Osama bin Laden has been successfully using this bête noir of a global caliphate as an effective propaganda tool since he declared war on the U.S. in August 1996 by publishing his "fatwah" in the London-based newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and on his web site.
At the Intercontinental Hotel, Zardari, the Pak leader, inviting a "fatwah," told her on camera she was georgeous.
Finally, one last religion note: a "fatwah" is a term used by Muslims not Hindus as one of you implied in the podcast.
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