Palestinian Mufti opposes coalition
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Palestinian Mufti Forbids Moslems To Join Anti-Terror Coalition
MEMRI - The Middle East Media Research Institute - reports that the PA
Mufti in Jerusalem has called upon Muslims not to join the American
anti-terrorism coalition. This past Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, the PA's Mufti,
Sheikh Ikrimah Sabri, encouraged the worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on
the Temple Mount to oppose the coalition. Following are excerpts from the
"...our Prophet says in a long tradition (Hadiph): 'It is forbidden for a
Muslim to go against another Muslim, against his life, his properties, and
his honor (wife).' It is forbidden from the religious legal aspect that a
Muslim would kill another Muslim; this killing is regarded as a severe sin.
There are tens of verses, and hundreds of traditions that forbid it. It is
far more sinful for a Muslim to ask for the help of a non-Muslim to kill
another Muslim. This is a grave heresy...
"Oh Muslims, brothers in faith everywhere, from the pulpit of the blessed
Al-Aqsa Mosque we call upon America, the superpowers and the states that
aligned in a military pact, we tell all of them: 'No to war, because it
brings hardships on all mankind.' [We say] no to the killing of innocents,
no to the killing of elderly women and children, no to [being under your]
guardianship. 'No to [your] intervention in other peoples' issues..."