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  • n. Plural form of fatwah.


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  • Maybe he can issue a few "fatwahs" as kind of icing on the cake?

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  • Until then he should stick to repeating the fatwahs he receives from ayatollah limbaugh.

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  • "Since these fatwahs were issued, the threats and hate mail have increased exponentially," the lawsuit filed last September states.

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  • Unlike a certain Tenth Century religion that everbody is afraid to offend, the Church does not impose any sactions, commit acts of terrorism, issue fatwahs, or kill people who refuse to join.

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  • Al-Qaeda responded to the presence of United States armed forces in the Gulf and the arrest, conviction and imprisonment in the United States of persons belonging to Al-Qaeda by issuing fatwahs indicating that attacks against U.S. interests, domestic and foreign, civilian and military, were both proper and necessary.

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  • Those fatwahs resulted in attacks against U.S. nationals in locations around the world including Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Yemen, and now in the United States.

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  • At various times from about 1992 until about 1993, Usama Bin Laden, working together with members of the fatwah committee of Al-Qaeda, disseminated fatwahs to other members and associates of Al-Qaeda which directed that the United States forces stationed in the Horn of Africa, including Somalia, should be attacked.

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  • In or about April 1998, one of the defendants in the East Africa trial, Mohamed Sadeek Odeh, discussed the fatwahs issued by Bin Ladin and Al-Qaeda against America with another defendant, Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil.

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  • They always try to tell the rest of us how to live, and use their own religion or their own screwed up, usually bigoted, interpretation of what they think their religion says to justify their fatwahs.


  • Worse, this kind of legal parsing over how many angels (newly minted from dead Lebanese children, one presumes) can fit on the head of a pin is almost as dreary of that of fanatical Islamists and their fatwahs calculating how many Westerners deserve to die for their sins against Islam.

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