Sweden: Imams issue fatwa against terrorism

Sweden: Imams issue fatwa against terrorism

The fatwa was written by Hassan Moussa, who sits on the European Council for Fatwa and Research. The fatwa is available in Swedish and Arabic on the Islamic Association site. I will add a translation to this posting later.

Via the Local:
A group of Swedish imams condemned on Sunday the recent suicide bombing in central Stockholm, while the Security Service has confirmed that it believes the attacker was acting alone.

A number of imams issued a fatwa calling the attack in central Stockholm on December 11th "deplorable" and "reprehensible."

Moderate Muslims reject all forms of extremism and fundamentalist interpretations of Islamic teachings, laws and practices. Destruction, the spread of fear, terror and killings have nothing to do with Islam, the imams wrote on Sunday in the fatwa.

"Muslim institutions around the world have already written about this for a long time. In Sweden, we don't accept terrorism and refuse violence," Mahmoud Khalfi, the spokesman for religious affairs of the Islamic Association in Sweden (Islamiska Förbundet i Sverige), told The Local on Monday.