July 19, 2005


Muslim leaders issue fatwa on terrorists (The Age, July 19, 2005)

Imams from about 500 British mosques have issued a fatwa condemning violence, which they have presented to politicians at Westminster, as ministers cast around for new laws to help stop a repeat of attacks on London.

The fatwa will be read out at mosques during prayers this Friday.

Officials say the government is looking to target extremists, particularly Islamic clerics, who glorify or encourage terrorist acts.

Such figures could be banned from entering Britain or deported if they are already in the country.

Prime Minister Tony Blair will meet British Muslim community leaders today to find ways of tackling the root causes of terrorism and preventing the message of extremists resonating.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 19, 2005 12:00 AM
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