Postmedia News reported Soharwardy, who also is the spiritual leader at the Al-Madinah Calgary Islamic Center, said earlier the fatwa, backed by dozens of other imams and Muslim scholars from across North America, is meant to drive home the point that abuse and killing is not proscribed by the Koran.
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No need to drive home the point that abuse and killing is not proscribed, when allah itself mandates it ...
When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. (Sura 8:12)