It’s nice to know there was a good turnout for the rally. I wonder if we’ll see images of it the way we do when extremists hold a rally and scream their hate at people.
Anyway, here’s a PDF of the English version of the fatwa mentioned in the article (be warned, 500+ pages). I know some of you may prefer to listen to non-Muslim Western scholars with regard to interpretations of Islam, but that’s neither here nor there as that’s not who Muslims are going to take their cues from.
Thousands of Muslims held a rally in London on Saturday against extremism and to promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam.
The event in Wembley Arena was led by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a respected Pakistan-born Islamic scholar, who gained recognition outside the Muslim world after he published a detailed fatwa — or religious ruling — against terrorism and suicide bombings last year.
“I want to address those who are lost, who have a total misconception of jihad I want to send them a message come back to normal life. Whatever you’re doing is totally against Islam,” he told the audience, which included families with young children and students. […]
More at NPR…