Thursday, February 9, 2012

Canadian imams issue fatwa against honor killings - Ron Csillag - The Washington Post

Thanks to Helga Vierich for the links

TORONTO — Muslim clerics in Canada have issued a fatwa against so-called “honor killings” a week after three members of an Afghan family in Montreal were convicted of the murders of four relatives.

The religious decree — only the third of its kind in Canada — also prohibits domestic violence and hatred of women. It was issued on Saturday (Feb. 4) on the eve of Mawlid an-Nabi, the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

“These crimes are major sins in Islam, punishable by the court of law and almighty Allah,” said Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary, representing 34 clerics affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada.

“There is no justification for honor killings, domestic violence and misogyny in Islam,” Soharwardy added.

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See also here for an Opinion piece on the Fatwa.


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