Saudi scholars: Support Iraqi fighters




 
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November 7th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Saudi scholars: Support Iraqi fighters


aljazeera.net

Prominent Saudi religious scholars have called on Iraqis to support fighters battling US-led forces, saying fighting the presence of foreign troops is a duty and a right.

In an open letter addressed to the Iraqi people and posted on the internet on Saturday, 26 Saudi scholars and religious preachers stressed that armed attacks launched by Iraqi groups on US troops and their allies in Iraq were legitimate resistance.

The statement came as US troops, backed by air and artillery power, were gearing up for a major assault on Falluja.

The scholars - some of whom have been criticised in the past for their views - issued a fatwa, or religious edict, prohibiting Iraqis from offering any support for military operations carried out by US forces against anti-US fighter strongholds.

"Fighting the occupiers is a duty for all those who are able. It is a jihad (holy war) to push back the assailants," said the letter dated 5 November.

"Resistance is a legitimate right. A Muslim must not inflict harm on any resistance man or inform about them. Instead, they should be supported and protected," it said...

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November 8th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Would we expect them to say anything different?
November 8th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Smell that? It's fear.

Open up Iraq to freedom and watch the discontent in Saudi Arabia rise. Why can Iraqis vote, but not us? Why can Iraqis do X, but not us?
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November 8th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
It will occur In Iran first, there they have no US influence currently to rally against, and their younger population isn't happy with elements of Shariya Law.
November 21st, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airborne Eagle
Smell that? It's fear.

Open up Iraq to freedom and watch the discontent in Saudi Arabia rise. Why can Iraqis vote, but not us? Why can Iraqis do X, but not us?
that fear is felt by most of the middle east since most countries in it do not elect their leaders.
November 22nd, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doody
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airborne Eagle
Smell that? It's fear.

Open up Iraq to freedom and watch the discontent in Saudi Arabia rise. Why can Iraqis vote, but not us? Why can Iraqis do X, but not us?
that fear is felt by most of the middle east since most countries in it do not elect their leaders.
I totally agree with both of you guys.
Scholars play a huge role in Islam. They pretty much decide over where Muslims must address their hatred or their collaboration. Specially the Sunnis.