Friday, September 08, 2006

Gihan Shahine piece on fatwa fights

Gihan Shahine has written a piece on the controversy created by the fatwa on killing Israelis by Safwat al Higazi, and the counter fatwa from the mufti Ali Gouma, against the background of the war in Lebanon and Gaza, a matter that i wrote about the other day. She omitts the part were Ali Gouma speaks about:

" Jews make matzo (unleavened bread) with human blood, describing the Israelis as "bloodsuckers" (al-Ahram, August 7).¨

She also mentions Shaikh Qardawi´s statement, while embracing Hassan Nasrallah as a hero for the Islamic cause, he also warns against shiísm in Egypt, under the disguise of Sufism.


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